In order to work as a nurse or midwife in Australia, you must apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). You must also apply for a visa from the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Australian Immigration Department).
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the body that assesses all applications for registration from internationally qualified nurses and midwives on behalf of the NMBA. The NMBA is required to abide by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as applicable in each state and territory, and has to make the final decision on each application.
All overseas applicants must meet the minimal registration standards and qualification criteria in order to apply for registration.
As an internationally qualified nurse practitioner, if you are interested in working in Australia as a nurse practitioner you need to first apply for and obtain registration as a registered nurse with the NMBA. In order to be recognised and be able to practice as a nurse practitioner in Australia you must become ‘endorsed’ by the NMBA under the National Law as a nurse practitioner. There are also additional requirements set by the NMBA that you must meet to become endorsed as a nurse practitioner.
As most of you may have already experienced, this is not an easy process. The AHPRA standards are exacting, and they are very particular about the prerequisites for application. This can make applying for AHPRA a harrowing experience for nurses— particularly those who have qualified overseas, and are not sure about the equivalency of their qualification with respect to AHPRA’s mandates!
This is where MWT Education Consultancy can help. We are the market leaders for nurses who are looking for career opportunities in Australia, and have helped thousands of aspiring nurses to get the career they always wanted! We understand all the rules, and as we have been doing this since 2002 we have the best expertise in AHPRA applications. Regardless of which part of the world you are from, we can help you apply to AHPRA and understand the processes involved.
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