Advanced Diploma of Nursing HLT64115

This course is being upgraded and will be available for  study in January 2021

Course Overview

Developed for the Enrolled/Division 2 nurse who has found an area of passion and wants to extend this knowledge and skill within this specialty, including Palliative care, clients with disabilities and aged care. Enrolled Nurses play a vital role in the delivery of high quality nursing care. We will provide continued support for your professional development through the Advanced Diploma Nursing, in a flexible manner.

Our Post Grad Support is Unique to Australia

Optional Graduate Clinical Experience

Grayclay offers an optional Graduate Clinical Experience Program, designed for graduates  to gain additional experience practicing their skills and managing their workday in preparation for their career. Placement is conducted with “White Rooms Clinics” and students can elect to participate in an additional 40 or 80 hour block. There is no charge for this placement.

After completion support, “Return to learn”

Once you have completed your studies with us, if at any time you would like to refresh either a unit studied or a practical competency, contact us to join our unique “Return to Learn” program at no cost. Our way of supporting you into the future.

Admission Requirements

Domestic students

Currently Enrolled Nurses who have an interest in and seek to participate is specialised roles including palliative and aged care. Using advanced skills and knowledge in client assessment, care and management across a wide range of health care settings.


Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who are;

Domestic Students

  1. Must be currently working as an enrolled nurse in the appropriate clinical setting and hold current registration as an Enrolled Nurse/Division 2 without notation with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  2. Be 18 years of age or older

No other licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication

Course Duration

The course can be delivered over a range of course duration’s, depending on the needs and characteristics of the student

The standard course duration is:

Full time

  • 10 months / 1 year full time; or
  • 2 semesters of 20 weeks
  • 2 weeks holiday break scheduled and included each semester

Part time

  • 20 months / 2 years part time
  • 4 semesters of 20 weeks
  • 2 weeks holiday break scheduled and included each semester

Study Commitment

Full time

  • Study 20 hours per week
  • Self directed study and research 20 hours per week

Part time

  • Study 10 hours per week
  • Self directed study and research 10 hours per week


Study Modes Available


  • Online Study
  • Workshops – to be conducted in workplace*

*Applicants must be currently employed within the speciality area nominated or be able to access workplace learning opportunities in the speciality area nominated.


  • Online study
  • Practical – 1 Short Street, Southport, Gold Coast
  • Placements – Undertaken in your current place of employment.

Professional Recognition

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)

Learner Characteristics

This course is for Enrolled Nurses who wish to develop additional nursing knowledge, abilities and skills to enable them to work as an enrolled nurse in a range of clinical situations and challenges in their specialty areas of practice. Participants learn how to comprehensively assess clients and competently manage their care. The programs allow participants to develop research skills and apply these in the provision of client care. Participants choose one specialty area of nursing and health care in which to further develop skills and understanding. The specialty streams include Palliative Care, Disabilities and Aged Care

* Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors and hold current registration as a Registered Nurse with the NMBA.

Further Learning Pathway

Studying the Advanced Diploma of Nursing enables you to formalise the knowledge and skills for the provision, coordination and management of specialised care. This includes: Palliative care; Disabilities; Aged care



This  fee covers electronic course materials does not include text books, online support, webinars, marking, RPL for medications and infection control if applicable and tutor support either online or telephone


Grayclay provides in house weekly payment plans over the duration of the course.

This is a Study Loans approved course.  Study Loans is a private provider. For more information on our payment options please click here

Study Loan

Course Units

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTENN033 Research and report on nursing trends and practice
HLTENN020 Conduct clinical assessments
HLTENN034 Contribute to the improvement of clinical practice
HLTENN029 Apply nursing practice in contemporary aged care settings
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCCSM002 Implement case management practice


Find Out More & Secure Your Place Today
Online courses commence at the beginning of every month.

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Each semester we limit enrolment numbers in order to ensure each student receives personal one-on-one support with our instructors and most courses typically fill up prior to the commencement date. Enquire now to find out if this course is right for you or apply online to secure your place today and avoid disappointment.

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  • Monday to Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday: Closed