Registered Nurses (Developmental Disability) provide nursing care to people with intellectual and development disabilities in a range of health, welfare and community settings.

    You usually need formal qualifications and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability). VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Registered Nurses (Developmental Disability).

    Tasks

    • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards.
    • Works in consultation with other health professionals and members of health teams, and co-ordinating the care of patients.
    • Provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatment and care plans.
    • Promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities.
    • Answers questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care.
    • Supervises and co-ordinates the work of enrolled nurses and other health care workers.

    All Registered Nurses

    • $1,909 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Registered Nurses (Developmental Disability)

    • Unavailable Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 63% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 56 years Average age
    • 82% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Registered Nurses (Developmental Disability) (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 180 in 2011 to 70 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Many Registered Nurses (Developmental Disability) work in New South Wales.
    • Industries: They mainly work in Health Care and Social Assistance; and Public Administration and Safety.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (63%, similar to the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 56 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Most workers are aged 45 years or over
    • Gender: 82% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business talks with employers who have tried to fill vacancies. Find out more in the latest report on Registered Nurses.

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    • SA

    • TAS

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    You usually need formal qualifications and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability). VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Registered Nurses (Developmental Disability).

    You must also be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
    • Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
    • You might be interested in Health Industry VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

    Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.

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    Employers look for Registered Nurses who are caring, empathetic, reliable, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Psychology

      84% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    2. Customer and Personal Service

      73% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. Therapy and Counseling

      63% Skill level

      Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

    4. Education and Training

      59% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    5. Medicine and Dentistry

      58% Skill level

      Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1141.00 - Registered Nurses.

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    1. Telephone

      100% Important

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    2. Contact With Others

      98% Important

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    3. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      98% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

    4. Being Exact or Accurate

      98% Important

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    5. Exposed to Disease or Infections

      96% Important

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1141.00 - Registered Nurses.

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