Once you successfully complete the Self-check and any other required assessment stages, you are eligible to apply for registration.
Those who have completed an NMBA-approved bridging program should refer to the Fact sheet: Bridging programs for IQNMs which includes information about applying for registration.
*Please note, applying for registration does not guarantee that you meet the standards for registration. Granting registration is a decision of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
You can lodge your application for registration and supporting documentation online.
Only those that are eligible will be invited to apply for registration by the NMBA. The registration application form will be made available within your IQNM candidate dashboard.
There are separate online application forms for those in Stream A and Stream B. Once you have completed the required assessment in your stream, the respective online application form will be made available to you for completion.
All international applications are subject to the same national assessment standards regardless of where the application is lodged.
It is important that you fill out your online application form carefully. Pay attention to the instructions and the symbols listed on the front page of the form, as these will help guide you in completing the form accurately. The symbols used are:
If you cannot find your exact qualification in the dropdown menu, do not choose the closest wording.
The NMBA and Ahpra rely on the supporting documentation submitted with your application form to accurately assess your application for registration. Please ensure that all supporting documentation meets the Ahpra certification and translation guidelines.
The NMBA views fraud very seriously and will carefully review the evidence you provide to support your application. If you provide false or misleading documents with your application, the NMBA will refuse you registration because you are not a fit and proper person for general registration. If the NMBA becomes aware of fraud in your application after you have been registered, you may have your registration cancelled.
For Ahpra to assess your application, you must provide ALL the following evidence. Your application cannot be assessed until all of this documentation has been received.
If relevant, you may need to submit further documentation to support the assessment of your application. This could be a separate sheet with an explanation/details of:
The following documentation must be submitted directly to Ahpra by all relevant regulatory authorities outside of Australia