Final year students are encouraged to apply to AHPRA for your Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registration if you are expected to graduate within the next three months to ensure the graduate registration process is as smooth as possible.
Applicants are given the opportunity to upload further information as it becomes available, e.g. when you have your academic transcripts and identification of a graduate program commencement date. By starting the process earlier, NMBA is aiming to ensure you’re registered within two weeks of receiving your graduate results.
- It’s important you read and make sure you understand the instructions. AHPRA have created a short instructional video on the application process on their graduate application page.
- Take your time and ensure you’ve submitted all required documentation in the format they require. For instance, proof of identity, use their CV template, etc.
- When certifying documents, initial every page and have the certifier include the statement as directed. Please note there are different words required for the authorising officer to use when certifying any document including a photograph.
- The application process can be slowed down if you mistakenly don’t submit supporting documentation in the specific format required, including the new wording required for certifying documents.
- You also have an obligation to notify if you have a health condition/impairment that might affect your ability to practice. Include as much information as you can so that the assessment can be addressed smoothly. If you are unsure of the obligation to notify, please contact ANMF Member Assistance
- If you have a criminal history, ensure you provide a written statement with details, what the outcome was, and any supporting documentation with your application. If you are unsure of the obligation to notify, please contact ANMF Member Assistance.
- If you have a clinical placement to finish, your registration process won’t be started until all course requirements are completed and your education provider sends the appropriate documentation. AHPRA has advised all education providers to inform them as soon as they’ve finalised documentation from their end.
If you are two weeks from starting your graduate year or new job and are having issues with your AHPRA registration, contact the Graduate and Final Year Officer, for assistance.