This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.
To be eligible to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse and to practice in Australia, you must complete a Diploma of Nursing program accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved as ‘an approved program of study’ by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA ) in accordance with the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards. Visit https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Accreditation/Approved-Programs-of-Study.aspx?ref=Nurse&Type=General&div=Enrolled%20Nurse%20%28Division%202%29 to confirm your chosen Registered Training Organisation (RTO) holds the necessary accreditation.
Note that the scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by state and territory legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation. Users of this qualification must refer to those instruments in the development of training and assessment strategies.
^ From 1 July 2022 the elective units HLTAID003, HLTAID006 must no longer be delivered and will be replaced in the Packaging Rules by the units HLTAID011, HLTAID014 - for more information see: https://asqa.gov.au/news-events/news/reminder-about-superseded-hlt-first-aid-units