Approved programs of study

An on-line search is available for all approved programs of study leading to registration, endorsement and notation of applicants for registration as an enrolled nurse (EN), registered nurse (RN) and midwife.

Below are details of programs approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board).

These comprise five categories of Board-approved programs of study:

Programs of study at Australian education providers that qualify a person for registration as a RN, EN or Midwife under section 53(a) of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (National Law), being qualifications approved by the National Board.

Nursing Approved Programs of study for general registration
Midwifery Approved Programs of study for general registration 

Programs of study that are re-entry to practice programs for applicants previously registered in Australia as an EN, RN or Midwife who do not meet the National Board’s Recency of Practice Registration Standard.

Nursing Approved Programs of study for re-entry to practice
Midwifery Approved Programs of study for re-entry to practice 

Programs of study that are bridging courses for internationally qualified nurses and midwives who are required by the National Board to undertake a bridging program and assessment in accordance with section 53(c) of the National Law.

Nursing Approved Programs of study for bridging for IQNMs
Midwifery Approved Programs of study for bridging for IQNMs 

*Bridging programs are only available to internationally qualified nurses and midwives who are required by the National Board under s 53(c) of the National Law to undertake a bridging program following an assessment of their qualifications.

Programs of study that qualify an applicant to have an endorsement on their nursing or midwifery registration.

Nursing Approved Programs of study for endorsements
Midwifery Approved Programs of study for endorsements 

Programs of study that qualify an applicant to have a notation applied to (or removed from) their nursing or midwifery registration.  

Nursing Approved Programs of study for removing a notation
Midwifery Approved Programs of study for adding a notation 

Programs of study classified as "Inactive" are not included in these lists. An online search is available for Inactive Programs of Study; these are programs of study no longer delivered by an education provider or are no longer approved for new enrolments by the National Board.

An individual who holds a qualification that is listed as ‘inactive’ will still be qualified for registration, endorsement or notation dependent on the qualification type, provided they enrolled in the program when it was approved or before the program became inactive.

Please note that the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is not involved in the delivery of Board-approved programs of study, setting the student fee for a program of study or deciding when and where programs of study are offered.

Individual education providers decide each year whether to offer a course (Board-approved program of study). The course costs are set by the education provider. These costs vary based on the course content including supervised clinical experience placements, student insurance arrangements, government subsidies and whether students are Australian citizens. Individual education provider websites provide detailed course dates and fee information.