24 Oct 2018
Today the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (the NMBA) released an advance copy of the revised English language skills registration standard (2019).
All applications for general registration as a nurse or midwife in Australia need to meet the NMBA English language skills registration standard. The revised standard will come into effect on 1 March 2019.
The English language skills registration standard (2019) amends the Extended Education Pathway of the standard. The amendment to the Extended Education Pathway has been made to clarify the existing requirement to complete at least five (5) years (full-time equivalent) education as continuous education.
The requirement for education to be continuous over five years (full-time equivalent) aligns with the approach across all professions in the National Scheme.
If you are submitting an application for registration as a registered nurse, enrolled nurse or midwife, the following will apply:
Updated versions of supporting documents have also been released today and will take effect on 1 March 2019. These documents can help potential applicants decide if they meet the standard and include: