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Recognition of prior learning

Assessment process for the students formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which they have achieved required learning outcomes, competency outcomes or standards for entry to and/or partial or total completion of a qualification.

Reference Number

Skills assessment applicants can locate their assessment reference number in correspondence emailed to you and on your tax receipt. This number is used to verify applicant identity.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2016) Registered nurse standards for practice                     

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Registered nurse (RN)

Protected title for a person who has completed the prescribed education preparation, demonstrates competence to practise and is registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as a RN in Australia.

Registered nurse standards for practice

Core standards for practice by which performance and professional conduct is assessed to obtain and retain registration as a registered nurse.

Registered Training Organisation (RTO)

A training provider registered by ASQA (or, in some cases a state regulator such as the Training Accreditation Council Western Australia or the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority) to deliver vocational education and training (VET) services.


Any rule endorsed by government where there is an expectation of compliance. This includes legislation, regulations, quasi-regulations and any other aspect of regulator behaviour which can influence or compel specific behaviour by business, community organisations or individuals. This includes red tape burden imposed by the Commonwealth’s procurement, grants and cost recovery frameworks.

Australian Government, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2014) The Australian Government Guide to Regulation             

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Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)

A statement Commonwealth agencies must produce as part of the policy making process when a decision is likely to have a regulatory impact on business, community organisations or individuals.


Creation of new knowledge and/or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way so as to generate new concepts, methodologies and understandings. This could include synthesis and analysis of previous research to the extent that it leads to new and creative outcomes. Consistent with a broad notion of research and experimental development comprising of creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humanity, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. This definition encompasses pure and strategic basic research, applied research and experimental development.

Retrospective Program Change

A change that may be notified to ANMAC after it occurs via the Program Monitoring Report.

Risk assessment

Risk assessment applies a set of risk determinants and measurable indicators to all nursing and midwifery education programs. It is based on the principles of ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management Standard.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2016) Enrolled Nurse standards for practice                     

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