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Diploma of Nursing

 Sydney Adventist Hospital in partnership with Meadowbank Tafe offers the clinical component of a Diploma of Nursing.

Delivery of this course involves a mixture of classroom based learning, independent learning and clinical placements. Course length is 14 months. All theory will be at Meadowbank TAFE. Classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

400 hours of clinical placement is offered at Sydney Adventist Hospital in Wahroonga. For more information about Sydney Adventist Hospital click here.

Entry to this course is by application. Applicants are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy test and attend an interview.

Please see our information video on the right.

2019 Courses

Course intakes for 2019 are in:

  • September – applications close 2 August 2019

Download an application form and an information sheet.

All applications need to include:

The cost of the course is: $4,800VET-FEE-HELP available.

Information Sessions

Dates: 3rd, 17th & 24th June 2019

Times: 10.00am or 5.00pm

Place: Meadowbank Tafe, K Block (Room 2.24)

Entry requirements

Applicants MUST have a HSC or Certificate III qualification or higher PLUS all applicants must be able to submit written evidence of four(4) years of education in English at secondary, vocational or tertiary level in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United states of America. If applicants do not have that proof then an academic score of 7 in an IELTS test across all areas will be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requires all applicants for registration to demonstrate English language proficiency. Further details are available from the NMBA. VET FEE-HELP assistance may be available for this course.

Future study options

This program gives the student a career pathway from Diploma of Nursing to New Graduate EN and is equivalent to one year credit towards the Bachelor of Nursing program for registered nurses.

Contact Information

For more information on the courses please contact:

Fiona Blades
Nurse Educator
Sydney Adventist Hospital

Email: fiona.blades@sah.org.au - Preferred
Phone: 02 9487 9206

Glenys Wensor
Head Teacher Nursing
Northern Sydney Institute - Tafe NSW Meadowbank Campus

Email: glenys.wensor1@tafensw.edu.au - Preferred
Phone: 02 9942 3616

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