Nurse or midwife registered in Australia or New Zealand


If you are registered as an enrolled nurse, registered nurse or midwife in Australia or New Zealand with one of the regulatory authorities listed below you are required to complete a modified skills assessment:

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) 
New Zealand
Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ)
Midwifery Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)

Steps for modified skills assessment

  1. Read this important background information on this website:
  2. Ask the regulatory authority you are registered with (NMBA, NCNZ or MCNZ) to post your certificate of registration status directly to ANMAC, an example is provided.
  3. Complete the online modified skills assessment form.
  4. Follow the instructions you receive by email after submitting your online application.

Continue to the online  form.

Case study 

Charlie's experience applying for a modified skills assessment

Charlie is a nurse registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the United Kingdom and practicing as a nurse at a hospital in Glasgow. Charlie planned a working holiday in Australia, so he could work as a nurse he registered with AHPRA and his name was placed on their online public Register of Practitioners. Since returning home after his holiday Charlie has kept his AHPRA registration current.

Charlie was interested in migrating to Australia, he read on ANMAC’s website that nurses and midwives already registered in Australia can apply for a modified skills assessment for migration purposes.—they do not need a full skills assessment. Charlie has already met all 5 assessment standards, including English language skills, because he is registered in Australia.

Charlie contacts AHPRA to request his Certificate of Registration Status be posted directly to ANMAC. He visits our website and applies for his modified assessment by completing the online form and paying his fee.

After accepting Charlie’s application, we send him a confirmation email with his application form. We ask Charlie to check he has answered everything in his application form correctly. We also send Charlie a reference number.

Charlie prints out his final application and posts it to us with his supporting documents. He double checks he has not missed anything and makes sure his legal practitioner certified his documents correctly.

Charlie includes professional references for his work experience in Coronary Care Units in Canberra and Darwin, so he can apply under ANZSCO Code 254415 (Critical Care and Emergency). As he has more than one year of Australian work experience as a nurse he is also able to have this work experience assessed by us to apply to Department of Immigration and Border Protection for at least 5 extra points with his visa application. Charlie has read the ANMAC professional reference requirements and provided his employers with a copy of the ANMAC professional reference example to ensure his references meet our requirements.

When Charlie was on our website he looked at the times for processing applications, noting the assessment time varies and is usually in the order of 12 weeks although can take longer during periods of high demand. He knows a member of our team will contact him if additional information to support his application is required.

After 10 weeks Charlie’s Letter of Determination arrives in the post telling him he is suitable for general skilled migration. He calls the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to determine what he has to do next to get his migration visa.