Enrolled Nursing

An Enrolled Nurse provides nursing care under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Enrolled Nursing

Enrolled Nurse as a member of the healthcare team, collaborates with the Registered Nurse, and displays competency in providing person-centered care. The Enrolled Nurse is usually required to work under the direct or indirect supervision of the Registered Nurse in core practice.

Enrolled Nurse Program

In Australia, you can become an enrolled nurse by studying for a Diploma of Nursing or an Advanced Diploma of Nursing. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia accredit this course.

Diploma of Nursing – HLT54115

A diploma in Nursing is an entry-level course for the nursing profession and a prevalent choice among the students, particularly international students. Upon completing your studies, you will be eligible to register as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

The course will cover, Anatomy and physiology, communication skills, medical terminology, infection control, legal and ethical concerns in nursing, nursing patients with complicated requirements, drug administration, and nursing patients with mental health needs.

Institutions receive many applications for this course, and only a few spots are offered in a term. Therefore, a place is not guaranteed when you apply, and you may have to wait for one or two terms to get accepted into this course.

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent.

Year 11 General Maths.

Police and Working with Children check before placement.

Computer skills.

Up to date immunization/vaccination record.

At the time of the course commencement, the applicant must be 18 years or over.

Working with Children Check.

Police Check to meet workplace regulatory requirements.

Evidence of an English language, literacy, and numeracy test results before commencing the program.

The applicant is from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United States of America, or the United Kingdom, and their primary language is English.

IELTS (Academic module). IELTS result is accepted from one test sitting or a maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if: you achieve a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting and you achieve a minimum score of 7 in each component across the two sittings, and no score in any component of the test is below 6.5.

OET. OET result is accepted from one test sitting or a maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if: you are tested in all four components in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, and no score in any component of the test is below C.

PTE Academic. PTE result is accepted from one test sitting or a maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if: a minimum overall score of 65 is achieved in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and no score in any of the communicative skills is below 58.

TOEFL iBT. TOEFL iBT result is accepted from one test sitting, or a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if: a minimum total score of 94 is achieved in each sitting, and the applicant achieve a minimum score of 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking across the two sittings, and no score in any of the sections is below: 20 for listening, 19 for reading, 24 for writing, and 20 for speaking.

Work Placement / Industry Experience

Four hundred hours of work placement is required in this course, organized by the institution. You will complete 11 weeks of full-time placement in 2-3 full-week blocks with morning or afternoon shifts. Placement may occur during semester break. Current police checked and approved Working with Children Check will be required. The uniform code will be applied during the work placement.

Work placement and employment possibilities are also available through affiliations with hospitals, healthcare facilities, and other healthcare institutions.

Possible Career Outcomes

Enrolled nurse in various settings such as Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Aged Care facilities, etc.

Study Bachelor of Nursing at a university.

Advanced Diploma of Nursing - HLT61107

Enrolled nurses who have some experience in the field and would like to enhance their knowledge and skills relating to a particular area of nursing practice can explore the opportunities offered by undertaking the Advanced Diploma of Nursing.

This course teaches advanced skills and knowledge regarding client care, client assessment, and management, and successful graduates can upskill their roles to leadership or managerial positions. It includes elective units relevant to an extensive range of health care settings, such as Aged Care and Mental Health, within a contemporary health environment in Australia.

This qualification reflects the role of enrolled nurses with advanced skills who work in a specialized area of nursing practice. At this level, enrolled nurses integrate and adapt specialized, technical, and theoretical knowledge to address a diverse range of clinical situations and challenges in their area of specialization. They contribute to the continuous improvement of clinical practice by participation in broader organizational quality processes and by using research. Enrolled nurses retain responsibility for their own actions while remaining accountable to the Registered Nurse / Midwife for all delegated functions.

Admission Requirements

Students must be registered with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board and hold a diploma in nursing or an equivalent qualification.

You must currently be employed as an enrolled nurse.

Enrolled Nursing Course Locations

Applicants can study Diploma of Nursing at any of the following locations: Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Mildura, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Bathurst,Newcastle, Wollongong, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Townville, Cairns, Bundaberg, Harvey Bay, Shepparton, Wangaratta, Bendigo, Echuca.

Applicants can study Advanced Diploma of Nursing at any of the following locations: Melbourne,Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra.

Institutions where you can study Enrolled Nursing Course

Enrolled Nursing Course Melbourne (VIC)

Victoria University Melbourne

Box Hill Institute Melbourne

Chisholm Institute Melbourne

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology - Melbourne

Holmesglen Institute Melbourne

Bendigo Kangan Institute Melbourne

Gordon Institute of TAFE Geelong

Enrolled Nursing Course Adelaide (SA)

TAFE SA Adelaide

Enrolled Nursing Course Perth (WA)

North Metropolitan TAFE Perth

South Metropolitan TAFE Perth

Central Regional TAFE Geraldton

Enrolled Nursing Course Hobart (TAS)

Tasmania TAFE Hobart

Tasmania TAFE Launceston

Enrolled Nursing Course Brisbane (QLD)

TAFE Queensland Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Wollongong, Harvey Bay, Bundaberg.

Central Queensland University Brisbane, Noosa, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay.

Enrolled Nursing Course Sydney (NSW)

TAFE NSW Sydney, Bathurst, Newcastle, Wollongong.

Enrolled Nursing Course Canberra (ACT)

Canberra Institute of Technology

Enrolled Nursing Course Darwin

Charles Darwin University Vocational Education and Training Darwin

Enrolled Nurse Occupation in Demand

Studying Diploma of Nursing or Advanced Diploma of Nursing allows you to nominate the occupation of Enrolled Nurse for Australian General Skilled Migration. The occupation of an Enrolled Nurse is on the Short‑term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

Pathway to Temporary and Permanent Visas for Enrolled Nurses

An applicant who nominates an occupation on the STSOL list can apply for a:

'Temporary Skills Shortage Subclass 482 Visa' in 'Short Term Stream',

'Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Subclass 494 Visa',

'Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa',

'Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 Visa',

'Permanent Residence (Permanent Regional) Subclass 191 Visa'.

Prospects of Enrolled Nurses Globally

Many students who complete a Diploma of Nursing go on to work in South East Asia, UAE, Europe, and the Americas, or International NGOs for work experience or internships.

Prospects of Enrolled Nursing Jobs in Australia

Healthcare is one of Australia's fastest-growing employment sectors, and the demand for healthcare services will continue to increase, given Australia's aging population. Therefore, nursing is a profession in high demand because it offers stable and rewarding career prospects. Nurses experience strong job satisfaction from the help they provide patients.

Enrolled Nurses Weekly or Yearly Earnings

Enrolled Nurses working full time can earn up to A$1450 a week.

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