The English language skills registration standard (2019) came into effect on 1 March 2019. This registration standard applies to all nurses and midwives applying for initial registration, regardless of whether they qualified in Australia or overseas.
The English language skills registration standard (2019) introduces additional pathways for nursing and midwifery applicants to demonstrate evidence of their English language skills. Diagrams of how these work are included in the English language skills pathways document listed below.
If you are required to sit an English language test, please refer to either of the following approved provider's websites for more information:
Please note: the NMBA does not accept the result of online, at home or remotely proctored English language tests as meeting the requirements of the English language skills registration standard.
The revised English language skills registration standards for all professions were developed after a review of the existing standards, which included a public consultation. The consultation report provides a summary of responses, rationale for any changes and sets out the proposed way forward, including areas where further work in planned. The report, as well as the letter from Ministerial Council approving the new standards is available on the AHPRA website.
The previous version of the registration standard which is no longer in effect.