Nursing – Enrolled Nurses

Our nursing courses, equipment and work practices have been developed in consultation with leading industry partners. This means we can offer you the best clinical placement opportunities while you study, so you can experience what it's like in the real world and build relationships with future employers.
With a Nursing course from Mayfield, you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a rewarding career in this field, supported by an industry recognised qualification.

Course Information Session

View the course content and see how becoming a qualified enrolled division 2 nurses can lead to a rewarding career

Mayfield Education is in the process of seeking NMBA approval for the  Diploma of Nursing Program HLT54121.
The new training package HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing will be on Mayfield scope of delivery next year 2022 subject to ANMAC approval. This will mean that the students from HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing, unable to complete the qualification by December 2023 will need to transition to HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing qualification.
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing training package currently delivered is under teach out until 2023. 

All students undertaken the nursing course are required to have at least level 1 computer skills to utilised Mayfield learning resources. Students must have access to a computer and internet to complete blended learning.

The Diploma of Nursing prepares students to become Enrolled Nurses with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Registration for this license occurs via the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority.

The Board requires ALL applicants for nursing programs to demonstrate English language skills to be suitable for registration.

Applicants must demonstrate to the Board and to Mayfield Education (prior to enrolment), how they can demonstrate competency in speaking and communicating in English at a level that is sufficient to practices nursing. Click here to view details.

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This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector.

To assist you in completing these, please click on English Language Skills Evidence Flowchart and English Language Skills Evidence Form to be guided

If you are in Category C and required to undertake an external Government approved English Language Assessment, we have provided links to these for you:

IELTS academic module International English Language Testing System

OET Occupational English Test

PTE Academic Pearson Test of English Academic

TOEFL iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test

A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at

Must be 18 years of age or older

Must be an Australian Citizen (or hold a visa which allows study in Australia)

All applicants have to attend a pre-course information session and complete the pre-course assessment to a satisfactory level. These must occur face to face, are free of charge and the applicant must complete all sections of the assessment. Information sessions are held on site at Mayfield Education Hawthorn campus

The pre-course assessment focuses on the following:

  • English language, literacy and numeracy
  • Computer skills
  • Verbal expression, articulation and comprehension.

This assessment acquaints the applicant with the work entailed in Enrolled Nursing and the level of difficulty of the course.

Prior to submission of application please read the English language skills requirements as outlined by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Click here to be redirected to AHPRA website.

Total number of units = 25

  • 20 core units
  • 5 elective units
Core Units
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
  • HLTENN001 Practice nursing within the Australian health care system
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
  • HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
  • HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
  • HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
  • HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
  • HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
  • HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
  • HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
  • HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
  • HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
  • HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
  • HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
Elective Units
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness
  • HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice

Delivery is undertaken on 2 face to face days/week.

For work placement of 400 hours in total, students are required to attend a health care facility Monday to Friday. These placements may be 1 or 2 weeks in duration. Early shifts (around 7 am) and late shifts (completing around 10 pm) are required. Placements are not run on night shift, weekends or public holidays.

Students attend placement in small groups accompanied by a clinical teacher at all times. Students are not paid for placement and this is organised by Mayfield Education. In order to participate in work placements, students are required to provide current police check and immunisation records. For more information, please contact Clinical Placement Coordinator

Intake 2 2022: Monday 14 + Tuesday 15 November 2022

Intake 1 2023: Tuesday 14 + Thursday 16 March 2023

Classes are undertaken 2 face to face days/week thereafter.

Application Closing Date
2 weeks before Commencement Day.

Late applications will be considered

Assessments take a variety of forms.

Students are assessed against specific performance criteria for each unit of study in a variety of ways. Journal Writing, Case Studies, Group Presentation, Assignments, Role Play, On-line Learning, self-paced learning packages and short answer/multi-choice questions. You are required to successfully complete all theoretical and clinical components.

Graduates receive a Nationally Recognised Certificate; the units of which can be utilised for other courses.

Graduates are eligible to apply for Registration with the Australian Health Professionals Registration Authority AHPRA; as an Enrolled Nurse.

Some course credit is offered to Diploma nurses upon entry to a Registered Nurse nursing course (Bachelor).

Some of the units completed assist in the upgrade courses leading to Advanced Diploma.

  • Funded Fee: $6,450 (hourly rate: $3.67) 
  • Job Trainer Initiative: $1,290 (hourly rate: $0.73) 
  • Fee for Services Fee: $25,450

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Funded Fees (Skills First Program funded places) are subject to change of government policy and this may occur during your course.

Fee instalment plan is available.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123

Quick Glance

Program code


Start date(s)

14 + 15 November 2022 (Intake 2)

14 + 16 March 2023 (Intake 1)

Program length

20 months


Mayfield Education Hawthorn

Study mode

Classes 2 days / week


(03) 9882 7644