RMIT and Epworth have partnered to offer students accepted into the C5365EPW stream the opportunity to undertake an intensive version of the qualification delivered over 18 months with professional placement within Epworth Hospital facilities while studying.
Students of this accelerated, hands-on stream will be provided with a blended learning experience, including practical placement, face-to-face and online study, as well as self-directed learning. Within a supervised work placement over 18 months, students will reinforce the theory and skills learned through RMIT while gaining real-world experience in a healthcare environment.
In this challenging stream, you will undertake a total of 600 hours of clinical placements predominantly within Epworth Healthcare facilities. This is an additional 200 hours than required by the other streams in this diploma.
The initial placement will be with aged care providers located across Victoria, potentially including rural locations. Placements 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be at Epworth Healthcare facilities around inner Melbourne.
In your first semester, you will complete 11 subjects, plus a clinical placement of 120 hours.
In your second semester, you will complete 9 subjects, and two 80-hour clinical placements.
In your third semester, you will complete 5 subjects and two 160-hour clinical placements.
Upon completion of this diploma, students of this stream are guaranteed an interview for an ongoing professional role with Epworth Healthcare.