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Becoming an Enrolled Nurse
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Becoming an Enrolled Nurse

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Provides nursing care to patients in a variety of health, aged care, welfare and community settings under the supervision of Registered Nurses. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 1.5 - 2.5 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,188
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 4,100

How do I become an Enrolled Nurse in Victoria?

To work as an Enrolled Nurse in Victoria, you'll need:
    • A Diploma of Nursing
    • Obtain and maintain registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)


    • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
    • Advanced Diploma of Nursing

    Note: There are other pathways to Nursing (eg. Overseas nursing qual, re-entry to practice, etc). Contact the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for more information.

What does an Enrolled Nurse do?

  • Assesses, plans and implements nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practices and standards
  • Provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as administering medications, and monitoring responses to treatments and care plans
  • Assists Registered Nurses and other team members to coordinate and evaluate care provided
  • Promotes and assists in health education activities for the prevention of ill health
  • Baths, feeds, changes and settles newborn infants
  • Provides advice and training on infant care to parents of newborn infants


  • Medical Assistant (Defence)

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