4114 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.

​​​​​​​Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Registration or licensing is required.

    Tasks Include:

    • 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


    • 411411 Enrolled Nurse

    411411 Enrolled Nurse

    Alternative Title:

    • Nursing Assistant (NZ)

    Provides nursing care to patients in a variety of health, aged care, welfare and community settings under the supervision of Registered Nurses. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 2


    • Medical Assistant (Defence)