ANZSCO code – 254211 Nurse Educator

254211: Nurse Educator Description Designs, plans, implements and evaluates the delivery of nursing education and staff development programs, and manages educational resources. Skill Level 1 Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Assessing Authority

  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)  Alternative Titles

  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Staff Development Nurse

 Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used. Unit Group 2542: Nurse Educators and Researchers Description Provide clinical and theoretical education to and promote professional development of nurses and midwives, and conduct research into nursing practice. Indicative Skill Level In Australia and New Zealand: Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least five years relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).  


  • Researching, planning, developing and implementing nursing curricula
  • Facilitating practical experience for general and specialist nurses
  • Evaluating ongoing and changing educational needs and monitoring course outcomes
  • Participating in developing and implementing policies affecting nursing, nurse education and health
  • Undertaking and promoting nursing and interdisciplinary research projects, and disseminating research information
  • Promoting utilisation of current research findings into clinical nursing practice and patient management
  • Promoting the implementation of research and research findings into organisation-wide functions such as safety, quality and risk management
  • Providing support and education for other nurses undertaking research

 Other occupations in this Unit Group

  • 254212: Nurse Researcher