Nurses (Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses)


Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities and in the community, and assist parents in providing care to newborn infants under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Midwife.

Nurses (Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses)
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth
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This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • assessing, planning and implementing nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
  • providing interventions, treatments and therapies such as administering medications, and monitoring responses to treatments and care plans
  • assisting Registered Nurses and other team members to coordinate and evaluate care provided
  • promoting and assisting in health education activities for the prevention of ill health
  • bathing, feeding, changing and settling newborn infants
  • providing advice and training on infant care to parents of newborn infants
  • providing emotional support to parents of newborn infants

Job Titles

  • Enrolled Nurse
  • Mothercraft Nurse

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Cert IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
  • Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/division 2 nursing)
  • Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)


  • Bachelor of Nursing

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