Diploma of Nursing

EQUALS International

Entry Requirements

EQUALS is committed to supporting applicants into the course of study that will best suit their goals, needs and abilities. For the best opportunity for success, EQUALS requires applicants for the HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing are 18 years or over at the time of application and have successfully completed:

Year 12 or equivalent; and/or

an Australian Certificate III or higher qualification (or equivalent)

All applicants must also demonstrate adequate English language skills and numeracy skills to communicate safely and effectively in the health care environments. Domestic applicants will be required to demonstrate adequate literacy and numeracy skills at pre-admission interviews through formal assessment.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System):

a) the IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
b) the OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading writing and speaking).
c) the PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
d) the TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test:

24 for listening,
24 for reading,
27 for writing, and
23 for speaking.

Course Details


Do you have a genuine passion for health and a desire to care for others? EQUALS’ HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing could be the perfect start to your nursing career!

Health Workforce Australia’s workforce projections show that demand for nurses will significantly exceed supply. With a projected shortfall of 123,000 nurses across Australia by 2030, the HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing offers a nationally recognised qualification that enables graduates to register as an Enrolled Nurse with Ahpra.

At EQUALS we offer two innovative delivery modes for the HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing, providing you with the flexibility to choose the right study mode for your situation. EQUALS’ Study Mode A offers a campus-based delivery model over 78 weeks. This study mode is suitable for international and domestic students looking for a standard delivery mode with attendance on campus most weeks during the study period.

Alternatively, our Study Mode B offers domestic students flexibility with blended online delivery and campus based intensive learning. Study Mode B is particularly designed for students living in regional and rural locations, and those who need more flexibility to learn in a blended format.

Irrespective of your study mode, as a nursing student at EQUALS you have access to a supportive learning environment where care and attention is given to your individual circumstances. Credit or recognition for previous nursing or health experience may apply for eligible students.

EQUALS’ Diploma of Nursing graduates benefit from quality employment pathways. As a graduate, you can build on your Diploma by continuing onto the HLT64121 Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Mental health) or undergraduate university studies at a number of Australian universities. EQUALS’ Diploma of Nursing course will provide 12 months credit at most undergraduate nursing degrees (subject to approval).

The Enrolled Nurse (EN) works with the Registered Nurse (RN) as part of the health care team and demonstrates competence in the provision of person-centred care. Core practice generally requires the Enrolled Nurse to work under the direct or indirect supervision of the Registered Nurse. At all times, the Enrolled Nurse retains responsibility for their actions and remains accountable in providing delegated nursing care (NMBA Enrolled Nurse Standards for Practice 2016).

Students undertaking a HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing will be registered with the Ahpra student register.

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Level of Study: Diploma

Duration: 78 weeks

CRICOS Course Code: 111286B

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6

Annual Tuition: AUD$19,333.30

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