Australian Skills Assessment for Nurse

Australian Skills Assessment for nurse is conducted by the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). It is a statutory body that assumes of the roles of:

  • The external accreditation entity appointed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to assess and accredit nursing and midwifery programs that lead to eligibility to apply for registration or endorsement with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), under Australia’s National Registration and Accreditation Scheme
  • The approved and independent assessing authority authorised by the Department of Home Affairs to assess skills and qualifications of nurses and midwives seeking to migrate to Australia, under the Australian Government’s General Skilled Migration program.


Types of skills assessment provided by the ANMAC are:


  • Modified PLUS Skills Assessment
    For those holding a current letter of ‘Notice of in-principle approval of registration subject to proof of identity’ from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)


  • Full Skills Assessment
    For those holding current registration as a nurse or midwife overseas after having completed a minimum bachelor degree in:

    • Canada
    • Hong Kong
    • Ireland
    • United Kingdom
    • United States


Overseas Nursing Experience

If you want ANMAC to assess and report on a period of paid overseas work experience, you will need to arrange for professional registration verification to be emailed to ANMAC cannot report on periods of paid work where there has been no corresponding professional registration.  

Where email is unavailable the relevant authority can post the verification directly to ANMAC.

Please note, ANMAC will not accept emails that are sent from free web-based email accounts. Emails sent from other addresses will be accepted at the discretion of the assessor.


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