The ETEA Nursing department has a focus on quality, friendly, holistic nursing education. We believe that competencies are only met when the student knows, above all, safe practice. ETEA adheres to the philosophy of collaborative, non didactic learning seeking to create a nurturing environment with small classes and educators of different specialities as well as extensive nursing and educational experience.

We have a strong commitment to communication, legal documentation and cultural safety in our courses reflecting a depth of trust and ethics sought to ensure client safety.

ETEA’s Nursing department is proud to send the graduates of our courses into the workforce as knowledgeable, ‘work-ready’ and safe, and we have testimonies that support such.

The course, also known as IRON or Bridging program, is accessible to all overseas Qualified Nurses wishing to nurse in Australia who have been recommended by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for eligibility.
The aim of this course is to assist overseas Qualified Nurses to embrace the knowledge and skills required to work as a Registered Nurse in Australia and provide support in the transition from nursing in their country of origin to nursing in Australia.

Course code IRON1A
Start date Course Intake Dates
Duration 12 weeks

This qualification reflects the role of enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health care sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.

A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program is able to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as an enrolled nurse, pending NMBA accreditation of this course *, and achieving an IELTS level of 7 in all 4 bands. Further information on registration is available at

* Program of study is currently subject to accreditation by ANMAC and approved by the NMBA.

Course code HLT54115
Start date Contact us to find out the next available date
Delivery mode Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
Duration Domestic and International: 82 weeks

This qualification reflects the role of enrolled nurses with advanced skills who work in a specialised area of nursing practice. At this level, enrolled nurses integrate and adapt specialised, technical and theoretical knowledge to address a diverse range of clinical situations and challenges in their area of specialisation.

They contribute to the continuous improvement of clinical practice using research and participation in broader organisational quality processes. Enrolled nurses retain responsibility for their own actions while remaining accountable to the Registered Nurse/ Midwife for all delegated functions.

Note that the scope of practice for this job role is determined by state and territory legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation. Users of this qualification must refer to those instruments in the development of training and assessment strategies.

N.B: This qualification is for domestic students only

Course code HLT64115
Start date Contact us to find out the next available date
Delivery mode Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
Duration Domestic: 26 weeks
International: 36 weeks