Study Nursing, Ageing and Individual Support

Why study Nursing, Ageing or Individual Support at UOW College?

Nurses and support workers help others to better health. They are involved in a range of health care activities that are designed to provide care to people with acute, chronic and complex health conditions.  A career in health care can be extremely rewarding and enable you make a difference in the lives of others. You’ll be entering a growing industry that is essential to the support of individuals, families and communities. 

Choose your course

The Diploma of Nursing is an 18-month course which will provide you with the knowledge, skills and attributes for practice as an Enrolled Nurse. The Diploma of Nursing can also provide you with entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Wollongong. Nursing students graduate with a diverse range of real, practical skills ready for a rewarding career with a world of opportunities. This course is designed for domestic and international students studying in Australia, face-to-face at the UOW Wollongong campus location.

This course has been superseded and replaced by a non-equivalent training product, following a review of the Health Training Package. Enrolments will continue to be accepted into this course in 2022. From 2023, enrolments will be accepted into the replacement Diploma of Nursing (pending ASQA approval). Information about the replacement course will be made available following ASQA approval. UOW College Australia will contact students who may need to be transitioned to the replacement qualification, as required.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is available for courses that have a high national priority, meet industry needs, contribute to addressing skills shortages and lead to employment outcomes, including the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing.

VET Student Loans will only be approved for students who meet eligibility requirements. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Study Ageing Support FEE FREE*

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support is a 7-month course which reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged care services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery. This course is designed for domestic students studying in Australia.

*Training under JobTrainer is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.

On successful completion of the Certificate IV in Ageing Support and subject to meeting entry requirements, you may progress to the Diploma of Nursing.

Study Individual Support FEE FREE*

The Certificate III in Individual Support is a 7-month course which reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential settings who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. This course is designed for domestic students studying in Australia.

On successful completion of the Certificate III in Individual Support and subject to meeting entry requirements, you may progress to the Certificate IV in Ageing Support or the Diploma of Nursing.

*Training under JobTrainer is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.

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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Meet Emma

I wanted to study the Bachelor of Nursing at University of Wollongong, but I didn’t get the marks I needed. I came across UOW College through word of mouth. I am honestly so happy that I didn’t get the marks for the Bachelor because I love doing the Diploma. The Diploma suits me perfectly as I didn’t want to study for a long time as the Diploma only goes for 18 months. My Diploma gives me access to transition directly into the workforce as an Enrolled Nurse (EN).EmmaDiploma of Nursing