Enrolled Nurse

A career as an Enrolled Nurse offers flexibility, diverse work settings, and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

What's it like to be an Enrolled Nurse?

An Enrolled Nurse (commonly referred to as an EN) provides nursing care under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN).
Tasks and duties
  • Observing, measuring and recording patients' vital statistics and reporting changes in patient's conditions to RNs and doctors.
  • Providing physical and emotional support to patients and their families.
  • Assisting with personal hygiene tasks such as bathing, showering and dressing.
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What can I earn as an Enrolled Nurse?

The most common salary for an Enrolled Nurse is between $45k and $55k
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

How to become an Enrolled Nurse

A Diploma of Nursing HLT54115 is the minimum level of study required to become an Enrolled Nurse in Australia. These qualifications generally take 12 months to two years to complete and are open to anyone 18 years or older who has successfully completed year 12 or has a current Certificate III with relevant industry experience, or a Certificate IV or higher.
  1. Complete a Diploma of Nursing at TAFE or a private registered training organisation.
  2. Apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to practice as an EN. Registration must be renewed annually.
  3. Explore opportunities for further study (such as the Advanced Diploma of Nursing HLT64115, which is also delivered through TAFE or private registered training organisations).

Explore Enrolled Nurse qualifications

Find out where you can complete a Diploma of Nursing HLT54115, and what study options are available.
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

What are employers looking for?

Employers want:
  • AHPRA registration
  • Police Check
  • Clinical care experience
  • Flexible availablity
  • Working with Children Check
Shortlisted applicants have:
  • Diploma of Nursing
  • CPR certification
  • Computer literacy
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Certificate III in Aged Care
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

How do Enrolled Nurses rate their role?

Latest reviews from 54 Enrolled Nurses surveyed on SEEK

Source: SEEK Role Reviews

What are the job opportunities for Enrolled Nurses?

Find out how the job market is trending

Job opportunities
Enrolled Nurse jobs on SEEK
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
National increase over next 5 years
2.5%
2017
2022
Source: LMIP. Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

Enrolled Nurses commonly move into these roles

Disability support worker
Avg. starting salary
$50 - $60k
Care worker
Avg. starting salary
$40 - $50k
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

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Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data