ANMC Competency Standards

ANMAC Competency Criteria

Registered Nurses and Registerd Midwives working in Australia are required to demonstrate the national competency standards in order to be eligible for registration with AHPRA (NMBA). Overseas trained and qualified Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives are also required to demonstrate and meet the same competency standards as Australian trained nurses and midwives. Only Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives who are on the AHPRA register are eligible for migration to Australia. This eligibility criteria is set by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

ANMAC is responsible for providing DIAC with an assessment notice on the suitability or otherwise of an applicant for the purposes of migration.

Interestingly, not all overseas nurses and midwives need to undertake a Competency Based Assessment Program. Currently, there is an opportunity to apply for a waiver if you are from UK , Ireland, USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands (HBO programs).

In addition, Nurses who have completed a nursing education program in a member state of the European Union which is consistent with the European Union standard for the education of “nurses responsible for general care” (EU directive 2005 / 36 / EC).

ANMC Skills Assessment – $215 + AHPRA Letter of Good Standing

In order to obtain your ANMC Skills Assessment, you first need to have a letter of good standing from AHPRA. The charge by ANMC for the skills assessment is about $215 AUD. The AHPRA charge for the Letter of Good Standing is about $50 AUD.

The duration for the Skills Assessment can take several weeks, it may take as long as 10 weeks so ensure you factor that duration into your migration plans. To shorten your overall leadtime, it may be wise to complete other none essential tasks concurrently.

In case, you didn’t know the ANMC Skills Assessment is mandatory for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to assess you migration visa application. You might be applying for a General Skilled Migration visa which requires you to meet the Australian skills shortage list.

Should you need any advice for your ANMC skills assessment just drop us a line via our contact form.

BE sure to specify ANMC Skills Assessment.