Portfolio

The information provided by candidates during the Self-check is checked by Ahpra at the Portfolio stage. At this stage, candidates must provide additional personal and contact information as well as identification and qualification documentation.

Who needs to complete the Portfolio stage?

Stream B candidates – Internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNMs) who complete the Self-check and are advised to continue as Stream B candidates will need to pay the IQNM assessment fee and complete Orientation Part 1 before completing the Portfolio stage.

IQNMs with qualifications requiring assessment – IQNMs whose qualification(s) are not available to select from the drop-down options in Self-check will be advised that Ahpra needs to assess their qualification. These IQNMs will need to pay the IQNM assessment fee and complete Orientation Part 1 before completing the Portfolio stage. Ahpra will then assess their qualification.

Once Ahpra has assessed the qualification(s), the candidate will be advised of their next steps to either:

  • continue in the IQNM assessment process as a Stream A candidate or a Stream B candidate, or
  • end their participation in the IQNM assessment process and upgrade their qualification if they wish to continue (as per advice provided to IQNMs assigned to Stream C).

 The following documentation must be uploaded at Portfolio:

  • official documentation for all qualifications relevant to the candidate's portfolio
    • copy of course certificate awarded (e.g. degree)
    • copy of the academic transcript
  • evidence of any change of name, and
  • proof of identity

If the qualification(s) requires assessment, the IQNM must also provide a copy of the original certificate of registration from the original regulatory authority.

The above documents must be certified. For all documents in a language other than English, translated copies must be provided.

If a candidate seeking registration in Australia as a registered nurse has successfully completed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) within 10 years from establishing their portfolio, evidence of passing the exam must be uploaded.

If Ahpra determines that the information and documentation provided at the Portfolio stage matches the information provided by the candidate at Self-check, the Stream B candidates will be advised to continue to the next assessment stage – the multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam. For IQNMs with qualification(s) requiring assessment, Ahpra will assess the qualification(s) and advise the candidate of their next steps.

If Ahpra determines that the qualification information and documentation provided at the Portfolio stage does not match the information provided by the candidate at Self-check, Ahpra will investigate and advise the candidate of the next steps.

 
 
 
Page reviewed 26/05/2020