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.
A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au. 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.
All programs leading to registration or endorsement must be first accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Board and approved as a qualification for registration by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) before students can enrol into the program. Students who are applying to undertake a program of study leading to a qualification that enables graduates to register or be endorsed as nurses or midwives, must be advised of the accreditation status of the program prior to enrolling. The students must be assured that they will be able to complete an approved course of study leading to registration or endorsement.
Work Placement Requirements:
Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of their first clinical placement. Prior to the first clinical placement in NSW health Clinconnect, all students provide endorsed copies of the following documents to their course coordinator:
Total Work Placement Hours: TAFE NSW students complete 440 hours of placement to ensure the minimum 400 hours as directed by ANMAC accreditation standard is achieved. 40 hours contribute to the assessment activities undertaken in the workplace.
Eligibility for work placement:
Before commencement of professional experience in NSW Health facilities or other facilities, students will be required to:
Requirements of work place/supervisor: Workplace supervisors should be a registered Nurse with current registration with AHPRA and must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience. Whilst on work placement the learners will be supervised by teachers and assessors as required by ANMAC.
Physical fitness/aptitude: HLTAID003 It is important that all qualified first aiders have the physical ability to provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid to an expected standard. Certain aspects of assessment in this unit will rely on students’ physical ability to:
The qualification leads to registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) under the Australian Health Practitioners Agency (AHPRA). Registered Enrolled Nurses are employed in a range of health services including residential aged care, community based care, primary health settings, mental health, palliative care, rehabilitation and acute care.