Supervised practice

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) protects the public by ensuring that anyone who is registered as a nurse and/or midwife is safe and competent to practise. Under the National Law, there is a mandatory requirement for applicants for registration and renewal of registration to meet the NMBA requirements in relation to the nature, extent, period and recency of any previous practice.

Nurses and/or midwives may be required to work under the supervision if they:

  • hold provisional registration
  • hold general registration with supervised practice conditions
  • are returning to practice after an absence of five years or more in accordance with the NMBA's Recency of practice registration standard
  • need to address a health, conduct, recency of practice, or performance issue that has been assessed as affecting safe and/or competent practice

Supervision guidelines for nursing and midwifery 

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Supervision guidelines for nursing and midwifery PDF (254KB) Word version 
(407 KB,DOCX)
1 September 2015

Supervised practice templates - Enrolled nurse

Document Accessible format Date of effect
Supervision agreement template Word version
(260 KB,DOC) 
updated February 2019
Supervised practice plan template - Enrolled nurse Word version 
(310 KB,DOC)
updated February 2019
Supervisor's formative report template - Enrolled nurse Word version 
(680 KB,DOC)
updated February 2019
Supervisor summative report template - Enrolled nurse Word version 
(921 KB,DOC)
updated February 2019

Supervised practice templates - Registered nurse

Document Accessible format Date of effect
Supervision agreement template Word version
(260 KB,DOC)
updated February 2019 
Supervised practice plan template – Registered nurse Word version 
(312 KB,DOC)
updated February 2019
Supervisor's formative report template – Registered nurse Word version 
(677 KB,DOC)
updated February 2019
Supervisor summative report template – Registered nurse Word version 
(884 KB,DOC)
updated February 2019

Supervised practice templates - Midwife

Document Accessible format Date of effect
Supervision agreement template Word version
(260 KB,DOC) 
updated February 2019
Supervised practice plan template – Midwife Word version 
(320 KB,DOCX)
updated February 2019
Supervisor's formative report template – Midwife Word version 
(712 KB,DOC)
updated February 2019
Supervisor summative report template – Midwife Word version 
(880 KB,DOC)
updated February 2019
 
 
Page reviewed 17/09/2019