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As part of its public protection role, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in partnership with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is responsible for assessing registration applications from internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNMs) to ensure they are suitably trained and qualified for registration in Australia.
To work as a registered nurse, enrolled nurse, nurse practitioner or midwife in Australia, you must be registered with the NMBA.
Information about the assessment model for the qualifications of IQNMs is published on the NMBA website.
This following information is applicable for internationally qualified nurses with qualifications solely in mental health, disability or paediatric nursing.