03 Feb 2020
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is moving to a new assessment model for internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNMs).
Some changes have already happened, such as qualification assessment criteria being streamlined from eight criteria to three.
IQNM applications for registration via the Application for general registration as an enrolled nurse, registered nurse or midwife (for internationally qualified nurses and midwives) - AGOS-40 form will be accepted if posted to Ahpra on or before Friday 21 February 2020. Applications posted after this date will not be accepted.
From March, all IQNMs who wish to make a new application for registration will need to enter their qualifications information into the online Self-check. IQNMs will then be advised of the steps (assessment stages) they need to complete before they are eligible to apply for registration.
More information on the new assessment model, including fees and exam providers, is now available in the fact sheet.