Update to transition arrangements for English language skills: ANMAC has provided guidance (170 KB) for Education Providers regarding criteria 6.1 a, b and 6.2 in the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards 2017.
ANMAC sent correspondence (232 KB) to education providers who deliver the Diploma of Nursing notifying, from 1 July 2018 all students that would be required by the NMBA to provide a formal English language skills test when applying for registration, must provide a formal English language test result demonstrating achievement of the NMBA specified level of English language skills, prior to commencing the program.
ANMAC has been advised that under regulations governing the enrolment of International students, if an offer for enrolment into a program of study has been accepted the program provider cannot subsequently change conditions of enrolment. To allow education providers affected by this regulation to fulfil their obligations, International students who have accepted offers into the Diploma of Nursing prior to ANMAC’s advice about the English language requirement, can be enrolled into the Diploma of Nursing under the conditions that prevailed at the time they accepted their offer.
Please note this provision is only applicable to International students who have already accepted an offer to enrol into the Diploma of Nursing.
Update for education providers of Diploma of Nursing programs:
ANMAC and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) sent correspondence
to all providers of the Diploma of Nursing regarding programs that have not been accredited by ANMAC and approved by the NMBA.
These accreditation standards detail the minimum requirements to be met by vocational education and training providers wanting accreditation of their program of study by ANMAC. Once an education provider has a program accredited by ANMAC and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), it is eligible to be listed on the NMBA approved program of study list.
Explanatory notes clarify and provide additional information about statements made within the accreditation standards.