International application resources

There are a number of important documents for internationally qualified nurses and midwives to use as part of the application or to refer to for information.

There is a specific application form for internationally qualified nurses and midwives. Please use the following form when applying for registration:

Qualification criteria 2 and 3 require that your education institution and program of study were accredited during the period of time that you studied. For more information on criteria 2 and 3, please see Accreditation requirements of the qualification assessment model.

  • Criterion 2: Evidence that your education institution was externally accredited during the period when you undertook your studies. Please provide the template below to the education institution for completion and submission directly to AHPRA.
  • Criterion 3: Evidence that your program of study was externally accredited and provided successful graduates with a qualification in nursing. Please provide the template below to the professional regulatory authority or agency in your country of study for completion and submission directly to AHPRA.

Qualification criterion 8 requires that the education institution that provided the program of study, and confirmed your qualification, has certified that you have successfully completed an assessment in medication management, including drug calculation, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

The NMBA has published further information on the evidentiary requirements for this criterion:

A Certificate of Registration Status (CORS) or Certificate of Good Standing (COGS) is valid for three months from date of issue. If the CORS/COGS you submitted with your application expires (either while your application is being assessed or before you present in person for registration) you may be requested to provide a statutory declaration, signed before an approved witness, to affirm your registration/standing with the relevant health profession regulatory authority.

A statutory declaration form for each Australian state and territory is provided below. If you are resident in Australia, please use the form for the state or territory where you will be signing the statutory declaration. This form must be signed and witnessed in Australia in the relevant state or territory.

If you are resident outside Australia please use the statutory declaration format that meets the legal requirements of your country of residence and include the content provided in the document below:

An International Criminal History Check (ICHC) is valid for three months from the date of issue. If the ICHC you submitted with your application expires (either while your application is being assessed or before you present in person for registration) you may be requested to provide a statutory declaration, signed before an approved witness, to affirm your criminal history status. You will be advised in writing if you are required to provide a statutory declaration.

A statutory declaration form for each Australian state and territory is provided below. Please use the form for the state or territory where you will be presenting in person for registration. This form must be signed and witnessed in Australia in the relevant state or territory. 

Internationally qualified midwives who did not undertake the required continuity of care experience requirements as part of their qualifications will be registered with a notation and conditions for a period of supervised practice. The NMBA has published the following templates to help these midwives to complete their supervised practice:

Document name PDF Accessible version Document date
Fact sheet: supervised practice for internationally qualified midwives PDF (153KB) Word version 
(94.3 KB,DOCX)
4 June 2015
IQNM Board supervision agreement PDF (215 KB) Word version
(92.6 KB,DOCX)
24 November 2014
IQNM Supervision guidelines PDF (284 KB) Word version
(327 KB,DOCX)
22 September 2014
IQM Supervision practice plan PDF (104 KB) Word version 
(86.9 KB,DOCX)
24 November 2014
IQM Report template for supervisor PDF (346 KB) Word version 
(638 KB,DOCX)
24 November 2014
IQM Log book template PDF (154 KB) Word version 
(86.1 KB,DOCX)
24 November 2014
IQM Consent form template PDF (81.2 KB) Word version 
(387 KB,DOCX)
22 September 2014
IQM letter to participants template PDF (38.8 KB) Word version 
(81.6 KB,DOCX)
22 September 2014

The NMBA has determined that nurses with qualifications at AQF level 6 solely in mental health, paediatric or disability nursing will be registered with conditions for a period of 12 months full time equivalent supervised practice. The NMBA has published the following templates to help these nurses to complete their supervised practice:

Document name PDF Accessible version Document date
Fact sheet: supervised practice for internationally qualified registered nurses PDF (136KB) Word version 
(94.8 KB, DOCX)
1 June 2016
IQNM supervision agreement PDF (215KB) Word version 
(92.6KB,DOCX) 
1 June 2016
IQNM supervision guidelines PDF (284KB) Word version 
(327KB,DOCX)
1 June 2016

Following assessment of applications, some IQNM applicants may be granted registration with conditions which require a period of supervised practice. The NMBA published templates at the following links can be utilised to help these nurses and midwives complete their supervised practice:

Registered nurse

Document Accessible format Date of effect
Supervised practice plan - Registered nurse Word version 
(312 KB,DOC)
1 September 2015
Supervisor summative report - Registered nurse Word version 
(884 KB,DOC)
15 October 2015

Midwife

Document Accessible format Date of effect
Supervised practice plan - Midwife Word version 
(320 KB,DOC)
1 September 2015
Supervisor summative report - Midwife Word version 
(880 KB,DOC)
15 October 2015

Enrolled nurse

Document Accessible format Date of effect
Supervised practice plan - Enrolled nurse Word version 
(310 KB,DOC)
1 September 2015
Supervisor summative report - Enrolled nurse Word version 
(921 KB,DOC)
15 October 2015

Bridging programs are only available to international applicants who receive a letter of referral from the local Board after their application has been assessed and a decision made. The answers to some frequently asked questions, including how to reapply after completion of a bridging program, can be found in the following fact sheet:

Under the National Law you generally have the right to appeal the NMBA’s decision to your responsible Tribunal. Information about the responsible Tribunals in each state and territory can be found in the following fact sheet:

 
 
 
Page reviewed 4/06/2015