The NMBA came out with five criteria in assessing an international trained nurses and midwifery.
- Criterion one
- Criterion two
The applicant meets English language proficiency criteria for the nursing and midwifery professions. Where "The applicant must have obtained the results within two years prior to applying for registration; The results must have been obtained in one sitting; The applicant can undertake the test either onshore or offshore; The applicant must make arrangements for test
results to be provided directly to AHPRA by the testing authority
- Criterion three
The applicant is assessed as meeting current Australian nursing and midwifery education standards. According to this criteria for assessment: " For a registered nurse and midwife, the evidence provided by the applicant demonstrates that their education preparation meets NMBA-approved accreditation standards as follows:• For registration as a registered nurse, the minimum qualification must be a university-based8
Bachelor degree (or where relevant, a postgraduate qualification) and the minimum length of the course is equivalent to six semesters’ full-time study.
*For registration as a midwife, the minimum qualification must be a university-based Bachelor degree (or where relevant, a postgraduate qualification) and the minimum length of the course is equivalent to six semesters’ fulltime study. or
• The minimum length of the preregistration midwifery course must be at least 12 months full time, where the midwifery student is a registered nurse.
• For an enrolled nurse the evidence provided by the applicant demonstrates that their education
preparation meets the current approved standards for enrolled nurses in Australia, which is a certificate
IV-based course until 1 July 2014, at which point the entry to practice standard will be changed to the
Documentary evidence to include original or certified copies as per the criteria of AHPRA Certifying Documents.
• The applicant provides a transcript of theoretical content of the course, including total hours for each
subject and clinical experience.
• The applicant provides the certificate gained and evidence of completion of the course.
- Criterion four
• Applicant must provide original or certified documentary evidence of currency of eligibility of
registration or licensure in the country from which they last worked
• Applicant must provide certified documentary evidence from their current and previous employers
that they have practised nursing and/or midwifery within the past five years preceding their pplication,
as defined in criteria of the NMBA recency of practice registration standard
• If not currently employed, the applicant must provide certified documentary evidence from their most
• Applicant must have practised nursing and/or midwifery as defined by the definition of ‘practice’
contained in the NMBA recency
If the applicant is applying from a country that either:
• does not have a regulatory system
• cannot provide evidence
Therefore the " applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the State and Territory boards"
- Criterion five
All the informations above are taken from the website of AHPRA. There are no any information added.