National Registration and Accreditation Scheme
The introduction of a single national registration and accreditation system for health professions became a reality on 1 July 2010.
The scheme initially covers ten health professional groups including nursing and midwifery.
The scheme consists of a Ministerial Council (of federal, state and territory health ministers); an independent Australian Health Workforce Advisory Council; a national agency with an agency management committee and national profession-specific boards.
The scheme means significant changes to the way nurses and midwives are registered and accredited.
QNU members are encouraged to read the information below that has been published to date by our Union.
Over 340,000 nurses and midwives across Australia are due to renew their general or non-practising registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) by 31 May 2013.
Students about to graduate as health practitioners can go online now to apply early for registration and smooth the path from study to work.
QNU members are reminded to ensure they meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for NMBA registration.
As was noted in the last edition of tqn, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) released a new Professional Indemnity Insurance Registration Standard (the PII Standard) which took effect on 10 January 2012.
This registration standard has been approved by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (the Ministerial Council) on 11 November 2011 pursuant to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (the National Law) as in force in each state and territory with approval taking effect from 10 January 2012.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) will be contacting individual nurses and midwives soon that their registration is due for renewal.
Recently, the issue of some employers referring to their Enrolled Nurses as ‘Registered Staff’ or ‘Registered Nurses’ has been a topic of discussion.
The QNU has formally lodged its concern that nurses and midwives wishing to apply for re-entry to practice face different and unfair standards to other professional health practitioners.
AHPRA is smoothing the path from study to the workforce for new graduates by providing an online early registration application service.
On Monday 19 September 2011, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s revised registration standard on English language skills was implemented.
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