Prospective StudentsANMAC strongly advises prospective students to check the NMBA Approved Program of Study list prior to enrolling in an entry to practice nursing or midwifery education program. Completion of a program of study listed on the NMBA Approved Program of Study list provides a pathway to registration as a nurse or midwife in Australia (subject to also meeting other registration requirements). Completion of a program of study that is not listed as an NMBA Approved Program of Study may not provide a basis for registration as a nurse or midwife. ANMAC recommends that prospective students consider the requirements for registration prior to commencing a program of study.
Accreditation Services develop and review accreditation standards for nursing and midwifery programs of study in Australia. We then use the accreditation standards to determine whether programs of study for nurses and midwives seeking to practice in Australia meet the required education standards for enrolled nurses, registered nurses, midwives, eligible midwives and nurse practitioners. All education programs leading to eligibility to apply for registration as a nurse or midwife are subject to a national accreditation process. Accreditation of nursing and midwifery education programs is undertaken in the interest of public safety.
The accreditation process is robust, standards focused and risk-based. It aims to be timely, transparent, accountable, efficient, effective and responsive.