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How to Become an Enrolled Nurse – Career Salaries, Job Stats and Education

How to Become an Enrolled Nurse – Career Salaries, Job Stats and Education

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Looking to become an Enrolled Nurse?

If building a career that’s meaningful, fills you with a sense of purpose, and provides diverse job opportunities is important to you, there are career choices you can make that will have a profound impact on the lives of people that will need it.

Read on to learn more about how to become an Enrolled Nurse or Nursing Assistant, career information and the Nursing industry.

Enrolled Nurse Salaries

Source: Job Outlook Government website. ABS Characteristics of Employment Survey August 2014 cat. no. 6333.0. Estimates have been rounded.

Nurse salaries and wages vary based on location, the level of qualification, experience and seniority. Investigate the differences between the types of Nursing roles and a typical nurse salary in Australia here.

Enrolled Nurse Job Outlook

 

Source: Job Outlook Government website. ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020.

Over the five years to November 2020, the number of job openings for Enrolled Nurses is expected to be between 5,001 and 10,000. Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce).

Employment for this occupation fell (in percentage terms) in the past five years and fell in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses to November 2020 is expected to decline.

Despite this, Job Outlook's industry stats reveal that the Nursing industry has strong growth predicted for the sector overall.

Enrolled Nurse Weekly Work Hours

 

The graph shows the average weekly hours (by gender and full-time and part-time) worked for this occupation, compared with all occupations. 

Source: *Job Outlook Government website. ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2015.

Enrolled Nurse Age Profile

 

Due to the nature of the work for gaining industry experience, Enrolled Nurses and Midwives have a strong appeal amongst young adults and adults, making it an experienced industry, working alongside Registered Nurses and Doctors.

However, the profession does a hold a solid attraction for people across the spectrum of experience, with good representation also amongst age groups either side of the median.

Source: Job Outlook Government website. ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average. Estimates have been rounded.

Enrolled Nurse Education Levels

 

The most common form of education certification attained by Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses is a Certificate III or IV, almost half of the survey sample.

The statistics highlight the fact that gaining a qualification such as a Certificate or a Diploma, would place you in a good position for gaining employment in this field.

Source: Job Outlook. ABS 2015 Survey of Education and Work (SEW). Estimates have been rounded.

What Nursing Courses Do You Need?

A career in the healthcare industries can be hugely rewarding. Get the skills to move into or progress in these industries with these accredited, nationally recognised qualifications.

Diploma of Nursing

Offered via a blend of on-campus and online learning the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing is the ideal starting point for South Australia or Western Australia residents looking to become a qualified Enrolled Nurse in Australia.

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

The HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is a nationally recognised qualification and could enable you to find entry-level work as an assistant in nursing or nursing support worker. After completing this course you could work in aged care facilities, hospitals, clinics, private medical practices and home and community care services.

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assistant in nursing work in acute care)

The HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assistant in nursing work in acute care) is a nationally recognised qualification and could enable you to find entry-level work as an assistant in nursing or nursing support worker. It has been designed to provide you with an orientation to the health sector and to assist nursing teams in an acute care environment.

Find out more about the Open Colleges School of Health here.

Why Study Nursing through Open Colleges?

The Diploma of Nursing is the only qualification which leads to registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Enrolled Nurse.

Amongst other things, you'll learn from experienced nurses and clinical specialists onsite at Open Colleges School of Health's state-of-the-art campuses in Adelaide and Perth. You'll also gain hands-on experience with skills lab training and clinical placements.

Some of your learning will be delivered online, so you can study anywhere, anytime. 

Your nurse course includes comprehensive student support to help you throughout your study. Upon graduation, you will have a government-accredited, nationally recognised qualification that can boost your chances of employment in the Health industry.

Ready to take the next step towards your career?

Whether your ultimate goal is to build a meaningful career, increase your employment opportunities or acquire a complementary skill set in the Health industry – start on that path today with a Nursing Assistant or Enrolled Nurse course at Open Colleges. 

Need more information on becoming a nurse and nurse careers? Simply fill in your details via the form below to receive a course guide and a consultation with an Enrolment Consultant. 

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