AHPRA’S Procedure for Nursing Registration in Australia
Nursing Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are responsible for assessing nursing registration applications from internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNMs). In March 2020, the NMBA transitioned to the new outcomes-based assessment (OBA) nursing registration process which consists the following steps:
Begin the Self-check on the AHPRA website and provide your basic information about your previous nursing qualification.
Ready for Self Check.
Pay the assessment fees of 640 AUD so that AHPRA can begin the assessment of your application.
This e-learning module provides the basic information about the Australian healthcare industry, role of nurses in the healthcare system etc and takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete.
In this stage, you must upload all your identity, qualification documents duly attested as per AHPRA guidelines.
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is an online examination conducted through Pearson VUE test centres in majority countries. The fees for this exam is 350 USD (505 AUD approx.)
OSCE is a practical examination where candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competence of a graduate-level nurse or midwife and is conducted by Adelaide Health Simulation Centre in Adelaide. The fees for this examination is AUD 4000.
Explore the below sites for more information regarding nursing registration:
- Download a PDF copy of AHPRA Fact sheet: Transition to a new assessment model for internationally qualified nurses and midwives
- Visit the Internationally qualified nurses and midwives section of the NMBA website
- Visit the Registration standards section of the NMBA website