Great News - The Nursing And Midwifery Board Australia (NMBA) Has Simplified The Registration Process For Internationally Qualified Nurses And Midwives.
Australia is Transitioning To A New Streamlined Assessment Model For Internationally Qualified Nurses And Midwives
This is absolutely great news for you Internationally Qualified Nurses and Midwives (IQNMs) out there – As part of its public protection role, the NMBA in partnership with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is responsible for assessing registration applications from IQNMs to ensure they are suitably trained and qualified for registration in Australia. The NMBA is moving to a new permanent approach in the assessment of IQNMs. Changes under the new model include a reduction in the assessment criteria from eight to three. This change dramatically streamlines the assessment process. And it keeps getting better.
In addition in early 2020, the NMBA will also transition to an outcomes-based assessment (OBA) for IQNMs who hold a qualification that is relevant but not substantially equivalent or based on similar competencies to an Australian approved qualification (and who meet the mandatory registration standards). This will replace the current need for bridging programs, which significantly reduces the time and expense of gaining registration to be able to practice your profession in Australia.
But wait there’s more. If you are from a country Australia recognises as an English first language speaking country there is no requirement for you to have to undertake the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Recognised countries include Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America.
Australia is currently experiencing a shortage of healthcare professionals across many specialties. It is recognised, a skilled workforce is essential to the future success of the Australian Healthcare system and this is great news for you.
Accordingly there are many opportunities for international healthcare professionals and this is attracting talented and enthusiastic professionals to Australia, drawn by our high quality of life, stunning landscape, great climate, favourable employment conditions and the wide range of opportunities for personal and career growth.
We at The Aristos Group are working closely with employers and candidates alike to provide a highly customised service to ensure we match your skills and preferences with the ideal employer, location and role. We make the process easy for healthcare professionals wanting to move and work in Australia and our service is absolutely free to you. Contact us today for a confidential discussion. What’s more, why not refer family, friends or colleagues to share in this exciting adventure and be rewarded.