Sarah is a registered Nurse in the UK and wants to move to Australia with her family. She reads information on the Department of Home Affairs website and learns that she will need a skills assessment from ANMAC before she can apply for a General Skills Migration visa.
Sarah completed a Diploma in Paediatric Nursing in the United Kingdom and is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council–UK (the UK’s regulatory authority for nurses and midwives). After reading the ANMAC website she learns she does not have the minimum qualification required to apply for a Full Skills Assessment. After more research Sarah finds out ANMAC also assess applicants who are registered in Australia.
Sarah applies for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) while still in the UK. Sarah receives a ‘notice of in principle approval of registration subject to proof of identity’ from Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Australia’s registering body for health professionals, stating that she is eligible to register when she arrives in Australia and presents in person.
Sarah returns to the ANMAC website and learns that she is now eligible to apply for a Modified PLUS skills assessment as she now holds a current ‘notice of in principle approval of registration subject to proof of identity’ from AHPRA.
After creating a login and completing the online form by answering all questions and paying with her credit card, Sarah gathers her supporting documents and saves scanned colour copies of the originals to her laptop.
Sarah accesses her account on the ANMAC website and uploads all the required documents. She then waits for her assessment to commence by checking the application status in her ANMAC account.
When Sarah’s skills assessment is completed she receives her Letter of Determination via email telling her she is suitable for skilled migration to Australia. She revisits the Department of Home Affairs website and applies for a visa.