National code: HLT54121

of Nursing

Nurses play an essential role in the health care system

Do you have a passion for helping others? A career in nursing can be an incredibly fulfilling experience, allowing you to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others. You'll also be entering a thriving industry that plays a crucial role in supporting individuals, families, and entire communities. With nursing, you'll be a part of a growing field that is essential in ensuring the health and wellbeing of countless people.

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Getting my diploma first will allow me to work as an enrolled nurse while I complete my bachelor studies.LochieDiploma of Nursing

Fees and scholarships

If you are a domestic student, you may be eligible for a government loan or subsidy. Scholarships are also available to eligible domestic and international students. There’s never been a better time to get started on your education journey.

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Nursing students working in simulation lab with patient

Nursing Pathways

Diploma of Nursing18 months Work as an Enrolled Nurse Year 12 school leaverORnon-school leaver Second yearUOW degree
Diploma of Nursing18 months Second year UOW nursing degree Year 12 school leaver OR non-school leaver Work as an Enrolled Nurse

Choose your campus

The Diploma of Nursing can be studied at either the UOW Wollongong campus, or UOW Liverpool campus. Find out more about the campuses below:

UOW Wollongong campus UOW Liverpool campus

Career options and study pathways

Work as an Enrolled Nurse

After completion the HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing and registering with NMBA, you'll be able to begin working as an Enrolled Nurse​. This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.

As an Enrolled Nurse, you'll provide nursing care to patients in a variety of health, aged care, welfare and community settings, in many cases under the supervision of Registered Nurses.

A growing workforce: health care is the biggest provider of new jobs in Australia and is projected to contribute 14.9% of employment growth from 2018 to 2023.

Students who successfully complete the HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing are provided guaranteed* entry into the second year of the UOW Bachelor of Nursing. Students must provide evidence of current NMBA registration with AHPRA before progressing.

Package offer

A package offer means that a student can receive an offer for the HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing and the UOW Bachelor of Nursing at the same time. If you receive a package offer, you will have a guaranteed pathway to into the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing subject to the successful completion of the Diploma of Nursing and provide evidence of current NMBA registration with AHPRA. Read more progression requirements to UOW on the School of Nursing page.

*Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.

Why study with us?

Studying Nursing at UOW College prepares you for a lifelong career in healthcare. Benefit from small class sizes and a range of academic and personal support services. Our dedicated trainers are here to prepare students for success in their nursing careers or further studies at the bachelor level.

Setting you up for success

Study and course help
Personal support and wellbeing
Access to UOW campus facilities
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Information sessions

UOW College holds online information sessions prior to each intake throughout the year. These sessions are designed to give you the information you need about choosing courses and studying at UOW College.


Steps to apply

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Our stories

Learning more about what its like to study Nursing at UOW College through the eyes of both students and trainers.