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Diploma of Nursing Opportunities

In the Diploma of Nursing students learn how to assist people with acute and chronic health issues, administer and monitor medications (including intravenous medication), implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care, confirm physical health status, apply principles of wound management, prepare for medical and surgical procedures, and communicate effectively with patients and other staff. Learning is conducted in the classroom, through simulation and also on the job clinical placements in wonderful learning environments such as our Ramsay Health Care facilities across the country.

We are only able to offer placements to students who are enrolled in training organisations that are partnered with Ramsay Health Care. We suggest you contact the Clinical Placement Coordinator at your University or TAFE to enquire about opportunities or request clinical placements in our hospitals.

If you are interested in studying the Diploma of Nursing which is a possible employment pathway into Ramsay Health Care please Click on the states below to see which partnership programs we offer.

Check our Grace’s career journey here

In Victoria we partner with Holmsglen to offer a Fellowship program in our states facilities. More information on this partnership can be found here.

If you may be interested in studying with Holmsglen please visit this site or watch their clip

Other Victorian training partners that offer placement within our facilities include:

  • Australian Catholic University – COM
  • BoxHill TAFE
  • Careers Australia
  • Chisholm
  • GO TAFE
  • Health Skills Australia – Navatis
  • Mayfield
  • TAFE QLD
  • Wodonga Institute of TAFE

If you have any questions on training opportunities in VIC with Ramsay Health Care please don’t hesitate to contact – workforceplanning@ramsayhealth.com.au

TAFE Queensland has partnered with Ramsay Health Care; Australia’s largest private hospital operator and one of the top five private hospital operators in the world, to give you a unique study opportunity.

As part of this course you will gain a minimum of 400 hours clinical placement experience within a Ramsay Health Care facility. You will gain experience in medical and surgical health related nursing care, in a variety of contexts including medical and surgical, rehabilitation, mental health and aged care.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply for registration with the AHPRA Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as an Enrolled Nurse. Ramsay Health Care is dedicated to training students and will provide preferential employment where possible upon successful completion of studies. A graduate program for Enrolled Nurses called GradPlus is also offered. This program is a fully supported 12 month program with 2-4 study days included. The graduate program will be offered to exceptional student Enrolled Nurses on successful completion of their course of study, if vacancies are available at that hospital.

Course Structure & Location

This course is delivered over 18 months and consists of three components:

  • Clinical placement within a Ramsay Health Care facility
  • Online theoretical study with TAFE Queensland (enrolling through TAFE Queensland - Gold Coast Region RTO 0275). For information on course units visit tafeqld.edu.au/nursing/
  • Residential schools (1 per semester) in simulated nursing labs at a range of TAFE Queensland locations

It is expected that full-time students will need to commit to approximately 30-35 hours per week or the equivalent of 4 days per week to study.

Clinical placements available at the following locations:

Gold Coast:
John Flynn Hospital *
Pindara Private Hospital

Brisbane:
St Andrews Private Hospital
Greenslopes Private Hospital **
New Farm Clinic
North West Private Hospital

East Coast:
Caloundra Private Clinic
Caboolture Private Hospital
Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital
Nambour Selangor Private Hospital
The Noosa Hospital

North Coast:
Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital
The Cairns Clinic
Cairns Day Surgery
Cairns Private Hospital

*John Flynn Private Hospital will select their cohort students from the TAFE Queensland - Gold Coast Region HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing blended delivery. For further information go to: tafegoldcoast.edu.au/course/17109/diploma-nursing

**TAFE Queensland - Gold Coast Region has partnered with Greenslopes Private Hospital to deliver HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing. For further information go to: tafegoldcoast.edu.au/course/17369/diploma-nursing

Residential school

Residential school is where practical skills are taught and developed in simulated nursing labs. Practical skills are presented and assessed at three mandatory residential schools (one per semester). Residential schools may be scheduled between 7.30am to 9.00pm for up to 8 hours per day. Semester 1 and Semester 2 requires attendance for 2 weeks at a time. Semester 3 requires attendance for one week. Dependent upon student numbers, residential schools will be offered at the following locations:

Gold Coast Region - Southport Campus
91-99 Scarborough St, Southport QLD 4215

Brisbane Region - Caboolture Campus,
Tallon St, Caboolture QLD 4510

East Coast Region - Gympie Campus
71 Cartwright Rd, Gympie QLD 4570

North Region - Cairns Campus
Eureka St, Cairns QLD 4870

Please note: Students in the Rockhampton region will complete residential school at TAFE Queensland - Gold Coast Region.

Course cost

Your work experience during the course is an unsalaried position with Ramsay Health Care. The course cost is $19,000. Payment options are available including
VET Student Loans.

For further information visit tafe.qld.edu.au

VET student loans

VET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme. Eligible students can access a VET Student Loan to study a range of courses at the diploma level and above.

For the latest information for continuing students, please visit tafegoldcoast.edu.au/vet-fee-help

If you are a new student in 2017, please visit tafegoldcoast.edu.au/vet-student-loans

Applicants must meet all the minimum eligibility requirements to be approved for the loan.

A VET student loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Subsidised funding

Are you a Queensland resident? You may be eligible for Subsidised Funding. For more information please visit tafegoldcoast.edu.au/subsidised-training/higherlevelskills

Entry requirements

Evidence of the following documents must be submitted with your application.

Academic requirements

You must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Completed Year 12 or equivalent with sound achievement in English, mathematics and computer skills or complete the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) literacy and numeracy test with a minimum level 4 outcome.
  • Be mature age with sound language, literacy and numeracy.
  • Completion of a Certificate III qualification or equivalent.

English language requirements

You must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Four years full time equivalent of education at secondary, vocational or tertiary level in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America in English.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 7 and above across reading, writing, speaking and listening. IELTS testing is available via TAFE Queensland.
  • OET (Occupational English Test) for Nurses pass at “A” or “B” level across reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Current federal police (AFP) check

  • Certificate must be issued by the Australian Federal Police.

How to apply

Stage 1: Apply online To register your interest email Ramsay@tafe.qld.edu.au
Stage 2: Enrolment and eligibility You will be emailed by TAFE Queensland - Gold Coast Region to process your enrolment and discuss eligibility requirements. If an applicant has not completed a Year 12 or equivalent, they will need to do a BKSB test (Basic Key Skills Builder). When eligibility is met, your enrolment will be confirmed and you will proceed to stage 3.
Stage 3: Ramsay shortlist selection process

You will be asked to provide a cover letter, resume and your 2 preferred Ramsay Health Care facilities which will then be provided to Ramsay on your behalf. Shortlisted applicants will proceed to a selection process at one of their preferred Ramsay Health Care facilities.

If you are unsuccessful you can continue your study of the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing (online) with TAFE Queensland - Gold Coast Region. While you will not be in the Ramsay partnership it is still possible your clinical placement may be in a Ramsay Health Care Facility.

Stage 4: Offer of position in the Ramsay partnership You will be notified via email of your position and the facility which you will partner with.

To register your interest

Email: Ramsay@tafe.qld.edu.au

For more information contact

TAFE Queensland – Online Nursing
07 5581 8862
ramsay@tafe.qld.edu.au
tafe.qld.edu.au

Ramsay Workforce Planning Department
workforceplanningqld.rhc@ramsayhealth.com.au
For further information on Ramsay Health Care facilities 

See our frequently asked questions for more information.

The Diploma of Nursing is available at the following TAFE’s with clinical placements at Ramsay Health Care NSW facilities. We usually run 2 intakes a year at each TAFE; however this can vary from time to time depending on demand for the course and the TAFE calendar. If you wish to be notified of when the next course is due to commence CLICK HERE and complete the online expression of interest form. We will then add you to our waiting list and ensure that when applications open at the Institute/s you are interested in, we will send you a notification email.

Hospitals
Clinical placements offered at the following Ramsay hospitals
TAFE Institute
Theory is delivered at the following TAFE Institutes
Next Course / Type of funding available When do applications open?

Albury Wodonga Private

Wodonga TAFE

Please Contact Wodonga TAFE

All applications should be directed to Wodonga TAFE

Armidale Private

No future programs planned with placements at Armidale Private 

No programs are planned for 2018/19

N/A

Baringa Private (Coffs Harbour)

North Coast Institute TAFE
Coffs Harbour Campus  

Please contact North Coast Institute of TAFE – Coffs Harbour

All applications should be directed to North Coast Institute of TAFE – Coffs Harbour

Berkley Vale Private

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast (Online course with residential schooling)

No programs are planned for 2018/19

N/A

Castlecrag Private

Northern Sydney Institute TAFE Meadowbank Campus

No programs are planned for 2018/19

N/A

Dudley Private (Orange)

Western Institute TAFE
Orange Campus

Please contact Western Institute of TAFE - Orange

All applications should be directed to Western Institute of TAFE - Orange

Figtree Private

Illawarra Institute TAFE Shellharbour Campus 

October 2018 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan
May 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

Applications open: 25th June 2018
Applications close: 13th August 2018 at 12 Midday
APPLY HERE

Hunters Hill Private

Northern Sydney Institute TAFE Meadowbank Campus

No programs are planned for 2018/19

N/A

Kareena Private (Caringbah)

Sydney Institute TAFE
St George Campus

February 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan
October 2019 - Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

Please register your interest HERE

Lake Macquarie Private

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast (Online course with residential schooling)

October 2018 – VET Student Loan
April 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

All applications should be directed to TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Lawrence Hargrave Private

Illawarra Institute TAFE
Shellharbour Campus

October 2018 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan
May 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

Applications open: 25th June 2018
Applications close: 13th August 2018 at 12 Midday
APPLY HERE

Mt Wilga Private

Northern Sydney Institute TAFE Meadowbank Campus

September 2018 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan
March 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

Applications open: 25th June 2018
Applications close: 6th August 2018 at 12 Midday
APPLY HERE

Murray Valley Private

Wodonga Institute TAFE

To be advised

All applications should be directed to TAFE Wodonga

North Shore Private

Northern Sydney Institute TAFE Meadowbank Campus

September 2018 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan
March 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

Applications open: 25th June 2018
Applications close: 6th August 2018 at 12 Midday
APPLY HERE

Northside Group – includes
Northside Clinic
Northside West Clinic
Northside Cremorne Clinic

 

Northside Macarthur (Campbelltown)

Northern Sydney Institute TAFE
Meadowbank Campus

 

To be advised

September 2018 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan
March 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

 

To be advised

Applications open: 25th June 2018
Applications close: 6th August 2018 at 12 Midday
APPLY HERE

Northside Clinic, Northside West Clinic and Northside Cremorne Clinic only.

To be advised

Nowra Private

Illawarra Institute TAFE Shellharbour Campus 

October 2018 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan
May 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

Applications open: 25th June 2018
Applications close: 13th August 2018 at 12 Midday
APPLY HERE

Port Macquarie Private

North Coast Institute TAFE
Port Macquarie Campus 

Please contact North Coast Institute of TAFE – Port Macquarie

All applications should be directed to North Coast Institute of TAFE – Port Macquarie

Southern Highlands Private

Illawarra Institute TAFE Shellharbour Campus 

October 2018 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan
May 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

Applications open: 25th June 2018
Applications close: 13th August 2018 at 12 Midday
APPLY HERE

St George Private

Sydney Institute TAFE
St George Campus

February 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan
July  2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

Please register your interest HERE

Strathfield Private

Sydney Institute TAFE
St George Campus

February 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan
July  2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

Please register your interest HERE

Tamara Private (Tamworth)

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast (Online course with residential schooling)

October 2018 – VET Student Loan
May 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

All applications should be directed to TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Warners Bay Private

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast (Online course with residential schooling)

October 2018 – VET Student Loan
May 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

All applications should be directed to TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Westmead Private

Northern Sydney Institute TAFE Meadowbank Campus

September 2018 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan
March 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

Applications open: 25th June 2018
Applications close: 6th August 2018 at 12 Midday
APPLY HERE

Wollongong Private

Illawarra Institute TAFE Shellharbour Campus 

October 2018 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan
May 2019 – Smart & Skilled +/- VET Student Loan

Applications open: 25th June 2018
Applications close: 13th August 2018 at 12 Midday
APPLY HERE

In Western Australia we place students in our hospitals from all the major training facilities. For a list of these providers please click here for more information

If you have any questions on training opportunities in WA with Ramsay Health Care please don’t hesitate to contact – workforceplanning@ramsayhealth.com.au