Provides advanced and extended nursing care to patients, such as ordering diagnostic tests, undertaking diagnosis and health assessments, prescribing patient care management, medicines and therapies, as authorised in relevant nursing legislation, and referring to specialist Medical Practitioners and other Health Professionals in a range of health, welfare and community settings. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level



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Group: 2544 Registered Nurses




provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.



  • assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
  • working in consultation with other Health Professionals and members of health teams, and coordinating the care of patients
  • providing interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitoring responses to treatment and care plan
  • promoting health and assisting in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities
  • answering questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care
  • supervising and coordinating the work of Enrolled Nurses and other health care workers


Skill Level

Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


Registration or licensing is required.


Sources: and DIBP


Occupations in this Group



Sources: and DIBP

ANZSCO NURSE PRACTITIONER alternate titles could include a Plunket Nurse (NZ) 254413 and Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254414 and Registered Nurse (Health Education and Promotion) 254414 or Registered Nurse (Public Health) 254414, Althernative titles could include Registered Nurse (School Nurse) 254414, Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 254415, Registered Nurse (Acute Care) 254415, Registered Nurse (Emergency/Trauma) 254415"," Registered Nurse (High Dependency) 254415, Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse (Paediatric Intensive Care) 254415 or finally a  Mental Retardation Nurse 254416.


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