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Fact sheet Careers Australia Diploma of Nursing students

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Introduction

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) undertakes functions as set by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). The NMBA regulates the practice of nursing and midwifery in Australia, and one of its key roles is to protect the public. The NMBA does this by developing registration standards, professional codes guidelines and standards for practice which together establish the requirements for the professional and safe practice of nurses and midwives in Australia.

This fact sheet is for students who were enrolled in the Careers Australia Diploma of nursing program and have been impacted by Careers Australia going into external administration on 25 May 2017.

The NMBA and AHPRA are aware that there are students that may believe they have successfully completed a Diploma of nursing program at Careers Australia, but do not have all of the documents to support the completion. The following Table 1 provides recommendations to students, depending on the documents they have.

Table 1 – Recommended action for Careers Australia students, dependent on documents held

Documents held by student from Careers Australia  Recommended action for student
A complete and successful academic transcript and certificate of completion issued prior to 26 May Please lodge an application for registration with the NMBA. You are required to send to AHPRA supporting documentation as listed in the application form. You can find information about graduate applications along with the Graduate Online Application Next Steps Checklist. This is emailed to you on completion of the graduate online application process.
Do not have a complete and successful academic transcript and certificate of completion but have other documents that support you have fully completed the course  If you believe you have successfully completed the Diploma of nursing program at Careers Australia and you do not have a complete and successful academic transcript and certificate of completion, but you have other documents that support you have fully completed the program for example:
  • formative or summative assessment documents from course
  • clinical practicum outcome from course

Please lodge an application for registration with the NMBA.

You will need to send to AHPRA the supporting documentation listed in the application form (where possible).

You can find information about graduate applications along with the Graduate Online Application Next Steps Checklist.
This is emailed to you on completion of the graduate online application process.

Following assessment of your application you may also be asked for additional information that could include:

  • formative or summative assessment documents from your clinical placements, and
  • any other evidence of assessment during your program.
Do not have any documents to support completion of the course If you believe you have successfully completed the Diploma of nursing program at Careers Australia but you do not have any documents to support the completion of the course for example a complete academic transcript, a certificate of completion or any other evidence of assessment it is recommended that you seek credit transfer or recognition of prior learning from an NMBA approved education provider. You can find a list of providers on the Approved Program of Study section of the NMBA website. If you have a Statement of Attainment certificate only you are advised to seek credit transfer or recognition of prior learning from an NMBA approved education provider. 

If you commenced but did not complete the Diploma of nursing program with Careers Australia you can
contact TAFE Directors Australia on (02) 9217 3180 or The Department of Education on 1800 020 108 to
discuss the options for you to transfer into another approved program of study and to seek credit transfer
or recognition of prior learning.

Approved program of study: Approved programs of study have been accredited by The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved by the NMBA as programs leading to registration or endorsement for the nursing and midwifery professions.

Careers Australia: A former registered training organisation accredited by ANMAC and approved by the NMBA to deliver the Diploma of nursing which led to registration as an enrolled nurse. On 25 May 2017 Careers Australia suspended operations and went into voluntary administration. On 7 June 2017 the NMBA imposed conditions on the program of study suspending approval of the program.

 
 
 
 
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