01 Mar 2019
Today the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) English language skills registration standard (2019) took effect.
All applicants for general registration as a nurse or midwife in Australia need to meet the NMBA English language skills registration standard.
The NMBA 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 applying for registration as a registered nurse, enrolled nurse or midwife, the following applies:
Updated versions of supporting documents have also taken effect today. These documents can help potential applicants decide if they meet the standard and include: