Registration Process for Internationally Qualified Applicants

PLEASE NOTE: If you are required to undertake a ¶Registration Bridging Program·, please be aware that current availability of courses may be limited. For existing NMBWA applicants who are overseas trained and/or out of practice and have pending· or ¶subject to· status who need to complete a ¶Registration Bridging Program· or conversion, NMBWA has extended the time period to achieve this, from two to three years. For further information and contact details, please download the document below.
For English Language Requirements as from 1 June 2010 refer to Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency Website, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia/ Registration Standards and Related Matters/ English Language Skills. English Language Proficiency Testing Centres

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) y Academic Test only y A minimum score of 7 must be achieved in all bands For information about the IELTS test contact: IELTS AUSTRALIA GPO Box 2006 CANBERRA ACT 2601, Australia Or for contact details of the closest testing centre, visit Website: www.ielts.org

Occupational English Test (OET) y A minimum B pass must be achieved in each category For information about OET contact: The OET Centre GPO Box 372 Melbourne VICTORIA 3001, Australia Telephone + 61 3 9825 3800 Email: oet@oet.com.au Website: www.occupationalenglishtest.org

Please Note: y Applicants must achieve the required scores at a single test sitting and the test must have been completed within two (2) years prior to their application being submitted. y The English Language Tests are only valid for two (2) years from the date of the test. y The testing authority must forward an original copy of the results directly to the Nurses & Midwives Board of Western Australia.

Documentation Requirements
Complete application form NA4 ³Application for Initial Registration as a Nurse and /or Midwife under the Nurses and Midwives Act 2006´. Submit with an application fee (non refundable) and registration fee (if eligible for registration).
Application forms are not accepted via facsimile or electronic scan. Provide certified copies of documents required. Persons authorised to certify copies of original documents are Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, a Barrister or Solicitor. The certifying officer must include the following information on each certified copy: ´This is a true copy of the original which has been sighted byµ: · Signature of certifier · Printed name of certifier · State qualification of certifier, eg. Solicitor · A contact address of certifier; and · A contact phone number for certifier Documents required are as follows:

(If you do not have your transcript. Waiving of the Registration Bridging Program requirement may occur when the applicant can provide evidence of registration as a nurse with a registering authority AND satisfactory evidence of experience as a registered nurse for 12 months (full time equivalent): · UK · Ireland · USA · Canada This experience must have occurred within 6 months prior to the application being submitted to the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia. a copy of your syllabus from the nursing or midwifery regulatory authority forwarded directly to NMBWA will be accepted). Midwife Pathway All applicants are required to demonstrate English competence Applicants who have completed an education program leading to registration / license / eligibility as a midwife in one of the following countries may waiver the Registration Bridging Program: · UK · Ireland · EU member states where then nursing education meets the EU directive 80/155 Waiving of the Registration Bridging Program requirement may occur when the applicant can provide evidence of registration as a midwife with a registering authority AND satisfactory evidence of experience as a midwife for 12 months (full time equivalent): · UK · Ireland This experience must have occurred within 6 months prior to the application being submitted to the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia. · Initial registration certificate(s) · Current practicing certificate or endorsement or authority to practise · Statement of service on letterhead paper from the most recent employer. You will also need to request from the nursing and/or midwifery regulatory authority.Birth certificate Passport Change of name documentation (if applicable) Transcript of nursing and/or midwifery education. . with whom you are registered overseas. to send the following directly to the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia: · Verification of your initial registration (state & country in which you completed your nursing and/or midwifery education) · Verification of current registration (state & country in which you were last employed as a nurse / midwife) · · · · Registered Nurse Pathway All applicants are required to demonstrate English competence Applicants who have completed an education program leading to registration / license / eligibility as a nurse in one of the following countries may waiver the Registration Bridging Program: · United Kingdom (UK) · Canada · Republic of Ireland (Ireland) · Singapore · United States of America (USA) · Hong Kong · EU member states where then nursing education meets the EU directive 77/453.

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