Registration as a nurse &/or midwife.
All nurses and midwives must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA) to be able to practice as a nurse or midwife in Australia.
Here is the link to the AHPRA website http://www.ahpra.gov.au
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia handles all nursing and midwifery registration matters and will process your registration. Their website is http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au and can be found within the AHPRA site.
The registration forms that you will need to complete can be found at this link:
The form is detailed and you must supply all documentation and respond accurately and truthfully or it will not be processed.
Please Note. When you complete your degree program, your university will forward your results to AHPRA so that you can register. Registration can take many weeks however, therefore it is recommended that you start the process early by completing and submitting the registration paperwork with payment up to 6 weeks before your results are released. Then it will take only a few days for the final processing once your results are received.
Continuing Professional Development.
Ongoing professional development must be demonstrated by all registered nurses and midwives, and is calculated on a pro rata basis. A 20 hours per annum approach is required for you to maintain nursing registration. If you wish to be registered as both a nurse and a midwife, you will need to complete 40 CPD hours per year. You should document your professional development, as audits to check on the accuracy of records do occur. Please review this link for details http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx