Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - National Board update on searchable approved programs of study database
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National Board update on searchable approved programs of study database

27 Nov 2012

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board or NMBA), in partnership with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA), has launched a new online service for approved programs of study leading to registration and endorsement.

The new service allows an online search for Board-approved:

Nurses, midwives, students of nursing and midwifery, education providers and other stakeholders (including the general public) can conduct an online search of approved programs of study using the National Board website.

This new service replaces previously published lists of National Board-approved programs of study.

On entering a search for approved programs of study in nursing and in midwifery, results bring up detailed information in simple and readable format of the:

  • education provider 
  • program of study 
  • course type 
  • course length 
  • qualification 
  • program status, and 
  • registration information.

Programs of study classified as ‘Inactive’ are not included in these results. A separate online search is available for Inactive Programs of Study; these are programs of study no longer delivered by an education provider or no longer approved by the National Board. In accordance with the ANMAC policy Transition and Teach-out Arrangements on Expiry of Accreditation Period, some education providers will continue to deliver the inactive program for existing enrolled students. No new student enrolments can be accepted to these inactive programs.

The National Board is not involved in the delivery of Board-approved programs of study, setting the student fee for a program of study or deciding when and where programs of study are offered.

Further information on course content, such as structure and subject outlines, can directly be sourced from the relevant education provider.

More detail on the launch is also available in a media release on the National Board website.

For more information

  • Keep up to date with regular news and updates on the National Board website 
  • Visit under Contact Us to lodge an online enquiry form 
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 8708 9001 (overseas callers) 
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200

Page reviewed 27/11/2012