Fact Sheet: Orientation Part 1 and Part 2

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As an internationally qualified nurse or midwife (IQNM) seeking registration in Australia, it is important that you have a good understanding of what it is like to work within the Australian healthcare system. It can be quite different to healthcare systems in other countries.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has developed an orientation program to introduce IQNMs to a range of concepts relating to the Australian healthcare context. The aim is to keep the public safe by supporting IQNMs who register with the NMBA to prepare for the environment in which they will be working.

The NMBA’s orientation program has two parts:

  • Orientation Part 1 - online learning which introduces the Australian healthcare context. Part 1 must be completed as part of the IQNM assessment process, after completing the Self-check (see Steps after Self-check (assessment stages) for more information.
  • Orientation Part 2 - online learning giving a more in-depth orientation to the Australian healthcare context. For all IQNMs who register with the NMBA, it is a requirement of registration to complete Part 2 within 12 months of becoming registered (see Registration application outcomes for more information).
  • Employers of registered IQNMs are expected to provide local orientation through an induction program.
Page reviewed 2/03/2020