Tender invited for development of outcomes based assessment for internationally qualified nurses

29 Jun 2017

A request for tender is now open as part of the development of an outcomes based assessment for internationally qualified nurses applying for registration in Australia.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is looking for a provider to develop an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) for internationally qualified nurses.

One of the key roles of the NMBA is to protect the public by ensuring that nurses and midwives are suitably trained and competent to practise. Under the National Law1, the NMBA oversees the assessment of the knowledge and clinical skills of overseas trained nurses and midwives, to determine their suitability for registration in Australia.

The successful provider will develop an OSCE as part of the progression to an outcomes based assessment of competence to practise for internationally qualified nurses wanting to register in Australia.

The OSCE will be used for a regulatory purpose and must meet the requirements of an assessment for regulatory purposes.

Request for tender

The request for tender and contract of agreement are now available and are published on the Requests for tender page.

Vendor briefing

AHPRA will hold a vendor briefing for parties intending to tender in Melbourne on Thursday 6 July 2017 between 13.30-14.30 AEST.

To send an expression of interest in registering for the vendor briefing please contact Kirsten Hibberd, Senior Policy Officer, Nursing and Midwifery by email on nmbafeedback@ahpra.gov.au by 09:00 AEST on Wednesday 5 July 2017.

For more information:

  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200
  • Lodge an online enquiry form
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 9275 9009 (overseas callers)

1The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory.

Page reviewed 29/06/2017