134212 Nursing Clinical Director

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Nursing Clinical Director
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
PMSOL Occupation: 
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 


Alternative Titles:
Director of Nursing
Senior Nurse Manager

Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates nursing programs and clinical services in a hospital, aged care or other health service facility, maintains standards of nursing care, provides leadership to ensure an appropriately skilled nursing and midwifery workforce, and contributes to health service planning. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level: 1
Assistant Director of Nursing
Deputy Director of Nursing
Executive Director of Nursing

ANZSCO Skill Level: 

1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Health and Welfare Services Managers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


HEALTH AND WELFARE SERVICES MANAGERS plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the professional and administrative aspects of health and welfare programs and services.
Nurse Managers are excluded from this unit group. Nurse Managers are included in Unit Group 2543 Nurse Managers.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least five years of relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

providing overall direction and management for the service, facility, organisation or centre
developing, implementing and monitoring procedures, policies and standards for medical, nursing, allied health and administrative staff
coordinating and administering health and welfare programs and clinical services
monitoring and evaluating resources devoted to health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment, training and other community facilities and centres
controlling administrative operations such as budget planning, report preparation, expenditure on supplies, equipment and services
liaising with other health and welfare providers, boards and funding bodies to discuss areas of health and welfare service cooperation and coordination
advising government bodies about measures to improve health and welfare services and facilities
representing the organisation in negotiations, and at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums
controlling selection, training and supervision of staff

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
2 232.70
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 726.50
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 856.90