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Not suitable applicants

The option you have selected indicates that you do not meet the requirements for a skills assessment with ANMAC. This means you are not currently eligible to migrate to Australia as a nurse or midwife.

What can you do now?

Contact the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to find out what you need to do to gain registration in Australia. Once you gain registration, you may apply to ANMAC for a skills assessment.

Case study 

International student, not yet suitable

Paula is in Australia on an international student visa and has not yet completed her Bachelor of Nursing Degree in the Northern Territory. Paula is not registered in Australia and therefore does not qualify for an ANMAC skills assessment.

Paula wants to be prepared to submit her application for a skills assessment as soon as possible, so she reads the ANMAC website, gathers the required documentation and has copies certified by a solicitor. Paula reviews the information on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website to ensure she will meet the requirements for registration.

Paula is ready so that when she graduates and receives registration, she can apply for her skills assessment as soon as possible.

Case study 

Registered nurse, not yet suitable

Omar went to a university in the Philippines and gained registration there as a nurse with the Professional Regulation Commission when he completed his course.

After working for six months in the Philippines, Omar found permanent work in the United Arab Emirates. He gained registration with the Ministry of Health in Abu Dhabi and has practiced as a nurse for three years in a major military hospital there.

Omar visits ANMAC’s website and reviews the assessment requirements he must meet to be eligible for a skills assessment for permanent migration to Australia. He realises he is not yet eligible to apply for a skills assessment with ANMAC, because he does not meet Criteria 3—education equivalence.

To be eligible for permanent migration to Australia, Omar contacts NMBA for information on what other education and training he needs to be registered as a nurse in Australia and have his name included on the Online public Register of Practitioners. NMBA advises Omar whether he needs a bridging program or further university education.

Omar also applies to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for a visa to come to Australia and complete the extra training he is required to do.

Omar completes the required education and training and has his name added to AHPRA’s online Public register. Omar then returns to our website and applies for his modified skills assessment.

Case study 

Midwife, not yet suitable

Happy lady doctor

Agnes went to university in Uganda and gained registration with the Nursing, Midwifery and Nursing Assistants Council of Uganda when she completed her course.

After working for 6 months in Uganda, Agnes found permanent work in Canada. She gained registration with the College of Midwives of Ontario and has practiced as a midwife in a Canadian hospital for 3 years.

Agnes visits ANMAC’s website and reviews the assessment requirements she needs to meet to be eligible for skilled migration assessment. She realises she does not meet Criteria 3—education equivalence—and would not therefore be suitable for a skills assessment with ANMAC.

Agnes also learns from our website her next step is to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. She completes an application for registration and AHPRA tells Agnes what other education and training she needs to be registered as a midwife in Australia.

Agnes also applies to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for a visa to come to Australia and complete the further education and training. Once she has done so she can become registered with AHPRA.

When her name is on AHPRA’s online public register, Agnes knows she can return to our website to apply to ANMAC for her skills assessment.