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Professional standards

Nurses and midwives must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), and meet the NMBA's professional standards in order to practise in Australia.

Professional standards define the practice and behaviour of nurses and midwives and include:

  • codes of conduct, 
  • codes of ethics,
  • guides to professional boundaries, and
  • standards for practice/competency standards

Codes of ethics

Document PDF Date of effect
Code of ethics for midwives - August 2008 - rebranded* PDF (661KB) From 13 June 2013 
Code of ethics for nurses - August 2008 - rebranded* PDF (453KB) From 8 May 2013 

Codes of professional conduct

Document PDF Date of effect
Code of professional conduct for midwives - August 2008 - rebranded* PDF (575KB) From 13 June 2013 
Code of professional conduct for nurses - August 2008 - rebranded* PDF (510KB) From 7 May 2013 

Professional boundaries

Document PDF  Date of effect
Professional boundaries for midwives - March 2010 - rebranded* PDF (1.00MB) From 13 June 2013 
Professional boundaries for nurses - February 2010 - rebranded* PDF (1.30MB) From 13 June 2013 

Standards for practice

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Registered nurse standards for practice - effective 1 June 2016 PDF 
(177KB)
Word version 
(472KB,DOCX)
From 1 June 2016 
Enrolled nurse standards for practice - effective 1 January 2016 PDF
(116KB)
Word version
(408 KB,DOCX) 
From 1 January 2016 
Midwifery competency standards - January 2006 - rebranded*  PDF
(886KB) 
  From 1 July 2010 
Nurse practitioner standards for practice - effective 1 January 2014 PDF 
(193KB)
Web page From 1 January 2014

*Rebranded: This document has undergone rebranding to reflect ownership by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Except to update the design and names of relevant organisation, the content or intent of the original document has not changed, unless indicated otherwise.

Retired versions

Document PDF Date of effect
Retired version: Registered nurse competency standards - January 2006 - rebranded* PDF
(506KB)
From 1 July 2010 to 31 May 2016
Retired version: Enrolled nurse competency standards - October 2002 PDF
(472KB)
From 1 July 2010 to 31 December 2015
 
 
 
Page reviewed 10/06/2016