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About to graduate? Apply for registration online now

14 Nov 2018

Are you in your final year of an approved program of study to become a registered nurse, enrolled nurse or midwife?

Smooth the transition from study to work by applying now for registration.

Registering with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Before you can start practising and using the protected title ‘registered nurse’, 'enrolled nurse' or ‘midwife’, you must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (the NMBA). We recommend that you apply for registration four to six weeks before you’re due to finish your course.

If you’re currently registered as an enrolled nurse and due to complete an approved program of study that will qualify you for registration as a registered nurse or a midwife, you can also apply online now via the online services portal, using your User ID to log in.

Registration standards

To register as a new graduate, you must meet the following Registration standards:

  • criminal history
  • English language skills, and
  • professional indemnity insurance.

These set the minimum requirements for registration and are an important way the AHPRA and the NMBA protects the public.

How to apply online

There are four simple steps to applying online:

1.   Set up your account with AHPRA. To do this, you’ll need a unique and personal email address only you can access.

      Once set up, you can save your application and resume as required.

2.   Complete the application form for registration with the NMBA.

3.   Upload your supporting documents.

4    Pay any required fees.

What happens next?

We will assess your application and may contact you if we require further information. Once your education provider has advised us that you are eligible to graduate, we’ll finalise your application and will contact you to confirm that registration has been granted.

Once registered, your name will be published on the national register of practitioners, and you can start work!

For more information

  • Go to Graduate applications on the AHPRA website to apply online and for links to FAQ
  • For registration enquiries or difficulties in accessing the online application form: 1300 419 495 (within Australia)
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200
Page reviewed 14/11/2018