Frameworks

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) frameworks support safe professional practice, by guiding assessment and decision-making.

Assessing standards for practice for nurses and midwives

This framework guides the assessment of competence against the NMBA standards for practice (for registered nurses, enrolled nurses, nurse practitioners and midwives).

Document PDF Date of effect
Framework for assessing standards for practice1 for registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives PDF (206 KB) 23 July 2015

Decision-making framework (DMF)

The DMF supports nurses and midwives to make decisions in practice, particularly about scope of practice and delegation.

Document PDF Date of effect
Decision-making framework for nursing and midwifery PDF (353 KB) 3 February 2020 
Decision-making framework summary - nursing PDF (71.3KB) 3 February 2020
Decision-making framework summary - midwifery  PDF (71.6 KB)  3 February 2020 

Retired versions

Document PDF Date of effect
DMF A3 midwifery flowchart - 2013 - rebranded* PDF (235 KB) 13 June 2013 to 3 February 2020
DMF A3 nursing flowchart - 2013 - rebranded* PDF (266 KB) 13 June 2013 to 3 February 2020
DMF A4 midwifery summary guide - 2010 - rebranded* PDF (175 KB) 16 December 2013 to 3 February 2020
DMF A4 nursing summary guide - 2010 - rebranded* PDF (209 KB) 16 December 2013 to 3 February 2020
National framework for the development of decision-making tools for nursing and midwifery practice - September 2007 - rebranded* PDF (438 KB) 17 July 2013 to 3 February 2020
 
 
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