Medication Administration (for Division 2 Registered Nurses in Victoria) – Course in Medical Administration

Overview

  • Program code: S0001
  • Campus: Bundoora campus
  • National curriculum code: SSet HLT07

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This program provides Registered Division 2 nurses with the required pharmacology knowledge and assessment skills to safely administer oral, topical and enteral medications, and subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.

This program has been designed to accord with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia guidelines.

Duration

3 months part-time

2 days per week of theory including some practical sessions. 2 weeks of clinical placement at the end of the course.

Program structure and features

Learning and teaching

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.

You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.

Program structure

This program is completed over 3 months of part-time study. Each week, you’ll do 2 days of theory and some practical sessions.

There’s also a 2-week clinical placement at the end of the program.

Currently no program handbook (program guide) is available online. Please contact the school listed under "Owning school" below.

Industry connections

The 10-day clinical placement, taken at the end of the program, is arranged by RMIT.

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

Career

Professional recognition and accreditation

On completion, you’ll be eligible to apply for an endorsement to your registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Entry requirements

You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.

Program entry requirements

To apply for this program you must:

  • be a Registered Division 2 nurse
  • be able to demonstrate skills in literacy and communication to National Reporting System Level 4 and numeracy to Level 3
  • have sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology, as prescribed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • pass a selection test prior to entry into the medication administration course.

Recent clinical experience is recommended.

Prerequisites

None

Selection tasks

Tests: All applicants will be requested to undertake the VETASSESS test online and a pre-entry anatomy and physiology test.

How to apply

1. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.

2. Check and complete the selection tasks (if applicable) by the nominated date - these tasks are listed in the program entry requirements.

3. Check if you are eligible for a Victorian Government subsidised place. If not you will need to apply for a full-fee place.

4. Check the table below for how to apply.

5. Apply using the appropriate method by the closing date.

Application method

Level of study

Semester 1

Semester 2 (midyear)

Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma

VTAC application

or

Direct application

or

Internal application (current students only)

Direct application

or

Internal application (current students only)

Certificate III and below*

RMIT school-based application

RMIT school-based application

* Some Certificate III and below programs are administered by direct application to RMIT.

Equity access

If circumstances have interrupted or disadvantaged your access to education, RMIT offers equity access schemes that allow selection officers to give applicants extra consideration, which may improve your prospects of studying at RMIT.

Fees

Tuition fees vary according to each program.

There are 2 tuition fee types:

  • Victorian Government subsidised places where your fee is shared between you and the Victorian Government - if you meet the eligibility criteria
  • full fees where you will be responsible for the full cost.

Fee assistance

As a TAFE student you may be eligible for the following:

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.

Other fees

In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF).

There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.

Pathways

For TAFE, RMIT recognises and accepts any Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment that are issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

We will therefore give credit for any modules or units of competency for which an original official certificate or Statement of Attainment is produced.

Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

Owning school

Life & Physical Sciences

Contact details

Info Corner
330 Swanston Street (cnr La Trobe Street)
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 2260
Email: study@rmit.edu.au

OR

School of Life and Physical Sciences
Building 51, Level 6, Room 10
80–92 Victoria Street, Carlton South 3053
Tel. +61 3 9925 4932
Fax: +61 3 9925 4144

View PDF brochure for this program.

Disclaimer

Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.


Training Organisation Identifier (TOID): 3046