NEW ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS REVISED 18th AUG 2010- NMBA
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has revised the English Language requirements for the applicants applying for registration as a Registered Nurse (RN). These new requirements are explained in the list of FAQ’s which are published on the NMBA website.
This is a great relief for the overseas students who are currently studying in Australian universities for their tertiary qualifications in nursing, had previously completed their secondary education in English medium and can provide the satisfactory evidence confirming their secondary education.
Many students from countries like India, Philippines etc have the provision of completing their secondary education in English medium, where they are taught and assessed in English, in their home countries. These students can further pursue their tertiary education in Australian Universities after the meeting the course entry requirements as specified by the respective Australian University.
After the completion of the Australian tertiary qualification and providing satisfactory evidence of secondary education completed in English medium, can apply for registration as a registered nurse with NMBA. These applicants do not need to meet the additional English requirements of achieving IELTS 7.0 in each band in a single sitting.
Any person who is registered with Nursing Council of New Zealand can register as a ‘Registered Nurse’ in Australia without having to meet any English Language proficiency requirements, under the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997
All the potential new students who are contemplating of completing their tertiary education in nursing and / or midwifery and eventually seeking registration in Australia should be mindful that they have:
- Completed their secondary education in English medium from their home country,
- Meet all the entry requirements (including English) specified by the university, before the commencement of the nursing course leading to registration,
Contact SPICA for the new nursing intakes being offered in 2010 - 2011
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