Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
 

English language skills

Registration standard

The revised English language skills registration standard came into effect on 1 July 2015. This registration standard applies to all nurses and midwives applying for initial registration, regardless of whether they qualified in Australia or overseas.

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect
English language skills registration standard PDF
(375KB)
Word version 
(396 KB,DOCX)
1 July 2015

FAQ

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
FAQ - find out more about the standards PDF 
(271KB)
Web page August 2015

Do you meet the English language skills registration standard?

The revised registration standard introduces additional pathways for nursing and midwifery applicants to demonstrate evidence of their English language skills. Diagrams of how these work are included in the English language skills pathways document listed below.

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Pathways diagram for nurses and midwives: Explains the requirements for each pathway PDF 
(110KB)
Word version 
(569KB,DOCX)
July 2015
English language skills evidence guide for nurses and midwives PDF 
(296KB)
Word version 
(207KB,DOCX)
August 2015
English language skills registration standard policy PDF 
(105KB)
Word version 
(304 KB,DOCX)
26 May 2016

Approved English language test providers

If you are required to sit an English language test, please refer to either of the following approved provider's websites for more information:

Consultation process

The revised English language skills registration standards for all professions were developed after a review of the existing standards, which included a public consultation. The consultation report provides a summary of responses, rationale for any changes and sets out the proposed way forward, including areas where further work in planned. The report, as well as the letter from Ministerial Council approving the new standards is available on the AHPRA website.

Retired version

The previous version of the registration standard which is no longer in effect.

Document name PDF Date of effect
Retired version: English language skills registration standard PDF (288KB) To 31 June 2015
 
 
 
Page reviewed 7/02/2017