Qualification details

HLT51612 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing) (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT51607 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)Updated in V5 Updated core unit HLTFA311A Apply first aid 06/May/2012
Is superseded by HLT54115 - Diploma of NursingThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change to packaging rules. Significant change to core units. 07/Dec/2015

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 07/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411411 Enrolled Nurse 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3411-11 Enrolled Nurse 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0603 Nursing 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Direct Client Care 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Enrolled Nurse 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411411 Enrolled Nurse 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3411-11 Enrolled Nurse 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0603 Nursing 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

HLT07 Version 4

HLT07 Version 5


HLT51607 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Updated first aid core unit in V5

Qualification outcome equivalent

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes changed from OHS to WHS unit


This qualification covers the application of nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in line with some state/territory nursing and midwifery regulatory authorities. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules


26 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:

  • 21 core units
  • 5 elective units

Electives may be selected from:

  • Relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages

Core units 

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

HLTAP501C Analyse health information (Note pre-requ: HLTAP401B)

HLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession

HLTEN502B Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice

HLTEN503B Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans

HLTEN504C Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care

(Note pre-requ: HLTAP401B)

HLTEN505C Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTEN507C)

HLTEN506B Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

HLTEN507C Administer and monitor medications in the work environment

(Note pre-requs: HLTAP501C, HLTEN502B, HLTEN509B)

HLTEN508B Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health

HLTEN509B Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

HLTEN510B Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions

HLTEN512B Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems

HLTEN513B Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems

HLTEN515B Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients

HLTEN516B Apply understanding of the Australian health care system

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. The following sample electives are provided to facilitate selection. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development

CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care

CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues

CHCOHC406A Provide or assist with oral hygiene (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C or CHCWHS312A)

CHCOHC407A Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

CHCORG405D Maintain an effective work environment

CHCORG506D Coordinate the work environment

CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues

HLTEN511B Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care

HLTEN514B Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment

HLTEN519C Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment (Note pre-requs: HLTWHS300A, HLTIN301C, HLTAP501C, HLTEN505C, HLTEN507C)

HLTEN520B Contribute to the care of mothers and babies

HLTEN608B Practise in the domiciliary health care environment

HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requ: HLTFA311A)

HLTIN403C Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

(Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

HLTRAH302C Undertake home visits

TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning