We’d like to update you on admission and registration changes in our nursing and midwifery degrees – please see below for further details.
Bachelor of Midwifery
The English language admission requirement is changing in 2021 to meet Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council standards. The IELTS requirement will increase from 6.5 to 7.0 (in all bands) effective immediately.
Applicants will now need to demonstrate English language proficiency by providing a written declaration that English is their primary language or evidence that they have achieved the minimum English language test results as specified in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) English language registration standard.
IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section (24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking).
Existing English language requirements (IELTS 6.5 in all bands) will be honoured for any international student that falls under one of the following categories:
Students currently enrolled in pathway programs (CELUSA/SAIBT/EIBT/TAFE) with a package offer;
Applicants currently in Studylink;
International students enrolled in SACE programs who have already been advised of the English requirements in the SATAC guide.
Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Bridging and Re-entry)
As a result of changes AHPRA has made to the registration process for internationally qualified nurses and midwifes (IQNMs) and subsequent introduction of the outcomes-based assessment, this degree will have its final intake for international students in SP6 2020. There will be no further intakes into the Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Bridging and Re-entry).
由于AHPRA对国际合格护士和助产士(IQNMs)的注册程序进行了更改，并引入了基于结果的评估，该学位将在2020年SP6年最终招收国际学生。护理学研究生证书(Bridging and Re-entry).将不再招收。
There is now a new model of assessment for all IQNMs and you can find out more on the Nursing and Midwifery Board’s website. All IQNMs seeking registration with the NMBA must now complete the self-check to be advised of the assessment stages that must be successfully completed to be eligible to apply for registration.
The following statement from AHPRA provide further explanation on the changes to the registration process for internationally qualified nurses and midwifes (IQNMs):
Registration applications posted to AHPRA between 1 October 2019 and 21 February 2020 by IQNMs who hold relevant but not substantially equivalent qualifications (and who meet the mandatory registration standards) were given the choice to be referred to an NMBA-approved bridging program or to the NMBA’s outcomes-based assessment (OBA) which comprises the multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam and the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). In addition, from 1 October 2019, IQNMs who held a current referral to a bridging program were able to contact AHPRA to request a referral to the OBA instead.