Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

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Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
 

Registration & Endorsement

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

Registration Types

The nursing and midwifery registration types are:

  • general registration
  • limited registration
  • non-practising registration (see fact sheet to the right of the page)
  • student registration
  • provisional registration (see Re-entry to practice)

Endorsements

Endorsement of registration identifies practitioners with additional qualifications and specific expertise. The endorsements for nursing and midwifery are:

  • scheduled medicines for midwives 
  • supply scheduled medicines (rural and isolated practice)
  • nurse practitioner

Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Registration

Enrolled nurses can now apply for registration as a registered nurse online. More information is available here.

Mandatory registration requirements

All applicants for nursing and/or midwifery registration must meet a range of requirements to become eligible for registration. Registration standards define the requirements that applicants for registration or renewal of registration need to meet to be registered.

All applicants for registration (excludes student registration) must meet the requirements of the following mandatory registration standards:

  • Criminal History Registration Standard 
  • English Language Skills Registration Standard 
  • Registration standard: Continuing professional development
  • Registration standard: Professional indemnity arrangements 
  • Registration standard: Recency of practice 

For more information see the NMBA’s registration standards.

As of 4 February 2015, a new process applies for checking criminal history outside of Australia. This new approach requires certain applicants and registered practitioners to apply for an international criminal history check from an approved supplier. For more information, please refer to the international criminal history page on the AHPRA website.

 

Apply for registration


Find out about the Registration process on the AHPRA website.




Renewal

 

Renew online

 

Tips for renewing online

 



Fact sheet

 

Fact sheet: Non-practising registration for nurses and midwives.

 
 
 
Page reviewed 14/06/2016