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Enrolled Nursing IRC

The Enrolled Nursing qualifications were last endorsed in December 2015 and are included in the HLT Health Training Package.

In 2012, there were 298,066 enrolled nurses (that is, registered Enrolled Nurses and Midwives) working in Australia.

Organisations within the sector include private and public organisations and can range from large to small organisations such as hospitals, aged-care facilities, community health practices, general medical practices, after-hour clinics and other health care settings.


Enrolled Nurses work under the direction or supervision of a Registered Nurse. They assist in providing preventive, curative and rehabilitative nursing care.

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.


The qualifications in this sector are:

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing.

Links to view and download the content for each of these qualifications may be found in our Training Packages section.

Enrolled Nursing IRC Industry Skills Forecast

On 30th September 2016, IRCs submitted their initial four-year workplans to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration. These workplans were developed incorporating information sourced in a variety of ways, including meetings and consultations with stakeholders, desktop research, an industry workforce survey open to all stakeholders, across all industries for a five-week period and consultation with IRC members and their stakeholder networks.

In April 2017, these workplans were refreshed, retitled as Industry Skills Forecasts and again submitted to the AISC. An IRC’s Industry Skills Forecast provides an overview of the sector and the current challenges and opportunities it faces, along with an analysis of current and projected employment and workforce skills needs. It proposes a schedule for the ongoing review of relevant training package products to inform the AISC’s development of the four-year rolling National Schedule.

It is noted that this Industry Skills Forecast has been developed and signed off by this IRC, but the final decision with regard to the scheduling of training product development rests with the AISC, once it has reviewed the submitted Industry Skills Forecasts of all 60 plus IRCs across the various sectors of Australian Industry. The confirmed National Schedule is published on the AISC website once approved.

CLICK HERE to download the Enrolled Nursing IRC Industry Skills Forecast.