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  • Joined: Mar 2014
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Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:03 pm

Hi, I am thinking to change my career to nursing. Instead of starting a Bachelor of Nursing, I want to do some TAFE courses first and get an idea how the industry looks like. 

Just wondering what courses I can take? I am considering this one:  

Any idea? Thanks.



  • Joined: Apr 2012
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Apr 19, 2014, 11:14 am

I would suggest the Diploma of Nursing which you can do at most TAFE's or some private institutions.  It is an 18mth course and if you decide to go on to do your RN's you can get a year credit from most uni's.  

I am about to finish my course and did it online at GCIT (Gold Coast Institute of TAFE) you do all your study at home - you just have to attend 3 residential schools on the Coast (one each semester for 2 wks, last one is 1 week) they can arrange for you to do your placement close to where you live.

Hope this helps




  • Joined: May 2014
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May 13, 2014, 07:51 am

hi lainey, id love to chat to you on this  forum regarding gold coast online course that's the same one im looking at right now, can i ask you some questions, as what did you think about the online way of study how much study was involved did you enjoy it did you find it hard, did you have support when you maybe needed it, have you gone on in that job line and enjoy it, was it worth every penny as its $10k you have to pay? did you work whilst doing it? do you have family to look after what is your age im 47 , two teenagers , with casual job and worried about all of this, and if ill make a good nurse is it right for me, all of that worrying stuff. i thought if i went  into campus three days a week id learn more as im worried about not learning correctly online  ? what do you think why did you do it online did you find it easy to work  from home ? dose it require heaps on time and study ? dose it take you through it slowly on slow pace or fast with assignments? please excuse all the questions just apprehensive and excited and scared all inone



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Nov 11, 2016, 12:03 am

Hi fudge, did you ever decide what was best between online vs campus? I'm also torn between the 2 and wondering if I could handle doing it online and not have the face to face support, interested to hear what you ended up doing?

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