Employment and Registration Information for Internationally Qualified Nurses and Midwives
There are many opportunities for nurses and midwives to work in South Australia
in metropolitan, rural and remote areas, in acute settings, the community and
in the public and private health care sectors.
For specific information regarding registration and working in SA Health click here.
Nurses and midwives who are currently registered or enrolled in New Zealand
Nurses and Midwives who are currently registered or enrolled in New Zealand
may apply for registration or enrolment under the Trans-Tasman
Mutual Recognition Act 1997.
For further infromation, please contact the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) or phone 1300419495 overseas callers phone +6173664911.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
The Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia is resonsible for:
- registering nursing and midwifery practitioners and students
- developing standards, codes and guidelines for the nursing and midwifery profession
- handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings
- assessing overseas trained practitioners who wish to practise in Australia
- approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.
The NMBA has endorsed the Framework for the assessment of internationally qualified nurses and
midwives for registration.
Nursing and Midwifery Board
G.P.O. Box 9958
Melbourne VIC 3001
Overseas callers phone +6173664911
You can use the online enquiry form to contact the board.
English language requirements for registration or enrolment in South Australia
All nurses and midwives who are applying for migration to Australia must prove English language proficiency by taking one of two tests. This ensures that they are able to communicate competently and safely with patients and their families, colleagues and other health professionals.
For further information regarding English language requirements click here to visit the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) website or click here to visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website.
Assessment of international qualifications
Assessment when Migrating on Skills Stream:
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) assesses applications for registration or enrolment for internationally educated nurses and midwives who are migrating on a Skills Stream for equivalence of standard.
Application forms and additional information regarding the assessment process are available at their website. Applications for registration or enrolment from overseas educated nurses who are migrating on a Skills Stream are assessed for equivalence of standard by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) on behalf of the Department of Immigration.
To apply for Australian Registration after completion of your assessment you can request documents be sent to the NMBA via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to access the applications and additional information regarding the assessment process.
Assessment of Other Internationally Qualified Applicants:
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia assesses all other applications for registration or enrolment. To apply for registration download and complete the Application for general registration (graduated or trained overseas)
as a Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse or Midwife.
For further information contact the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Training programs for overseas nurses/midwives
South Australia has structured educational programs for overseas nurses requiring up-skilling to meet the Australian nursing competency standard. Details of the programs are provided below.
The Australian Registered Nurses Training Program for internationally educated nurses;
University of South Australia
School of Nursing and Midwifery
City East Campus
G.P.O. Box 2471
Adelaide, South Australia, 5001
Telephone: (+ 61 8) 8302 1805
The Bachelor of Nursing (Post Registration):
School of Nursing & Midwifery
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide, South Australia, 5001
Telephone: (+61 8) 8201 3409
Range of employment opportunities
Employment is undertaken directly by the hospitals and health care agencies.
To find out more about employment opportunities click here.