ANMAC Skills Assessment

ANMAC is the skills assessment authority for Nurses and Midwives who want to migrate to Australia.

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council Skills Assessment

ANMAC is appointed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as the independent accrediting authority under Australia’s National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

Skills Assessment Categories

There are three different types of skills assessment: Modified Skills Assessment, Modified PLUS Skills Assessment and Full Skills Assessment.

Modified Skills Assessment

If you are currently a Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse or Midwife registered in Australia with AHPRA or registered as a nurse or midwife in New Zealand you are eligible to apply for a modified skills assessment. If you apply for a modified skills assessment and do not hold current registration with AHPRA, you may be found unsuitable for the purposes of skilled migration.

Modified PLUS Skills Assessment

If you are not registered in Australia as a Registered Nurse or a Midwife but hold a current letter of 'Notice of in principle approval of registration subject to proof of identity' from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) you qualify for a Modified PLUS Skills Assessment. Enrolled Nurses do not qualify for this assessment, and applicants must hold current registration as a nurse overseas when applying for the Modified PLUS Skills Assessment.

Full Skills Assessment

If you do not hold registration in Australia, but have a minimum Bachelor of nursing qualification from Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States and hold registration as a registered nurse in that same country you qualify for a full skills assessment.

If you do not hold registration in Australia, but have a minimum Bachelor of midwifery qualification from Ireland, United Kingdom, Hong Kong or United States and hold registration as a registered midwife you qualify for a full skills assessment.

Steps for a Modified Skills Assessment

Work Experience for Assessment

If you are submitting work experience for assessment and reporting purposes, please arrange to have verification of your registration emailed to verification@anmac.org.au. ANMAC cannot assess and report on your work experience if evidence of your registration has not been received. You are not required to arrange for registration verification to be sent by Ahpra, as ANMAC will verify your Australian registration internally. Verification of registration should be emailed or posted directly to ANMAC from the relevant authority. Where email is unavailable the relevant authority can post the verification directly to:

Skilled Migration Services, GPO Box 400, Canberra City ACT 2601.

ANMAC do 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.

Proof of Identity

Bio-statistical page of passport, change of name documents (if any such as marriage certificate) and an official passport-sized, quality photograph.

Certificates and Transcripts

Graduation certificates and transcripts from ALL nursing qualifications. Your transcript must include commencement and completion dates. You are required to provide overseas nursing qualifications even if you are registered as a nurse or midwife in Australia.

Statutory Declaration

if you are applying for an enrolled nurse skills assessment and you do not have any overseas nursing qualifications, your must provide a statutory declaration to the effect.

Professional References

You will need to provide professional references to support your work as a paid nurse or midwife. If you are an agency nurse you will need to provide ANMAC with a service statement from your employer detailing dates and hours of employment AND a professional reference written by a nurse who has supervised you in your role as an agency nurse.

English Language Requirement

If you are applying for a modified skills assessment you do not need to provide English language test results. This means you are registered with: AHPRA, Nursing Council of New Zealand or Midwifery Council of New Zealand.

Steps for a Modified PLUS Skills Assessment

Work Experience for Assessment

If you are submitting work experience for assessment and reporting purposes, please arrange to have verification of your registration emailed to verification@anmac.org.au. ANMAC cannot report on your work experience if evidence of registration has not been received. Please note, you are not required to arrange for registration verification to be sent by AHPRA. ANMAC will verify your Australian registration internally. Verification of registration should be emailed or posted directly to ANMAC from the relevant authority. Where email is unavailable the relevant authority can post the verification directly to:

Skilled Migration Services, GPO Box 400, Canberra City  ACT  2601.

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.

Notice of In-Principle Registration

Copy your current 'Notice of in-principle registration subject to proof of identity' from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Proof of Identity

Bio-statistical page of passport, change of name documents (if any such as marriage certificate) and an official passport-sized, quality photograph.

Certificates and Transcripts

Graduation certificates and transcripts from ALL nursing qualifications. Your transcript must include commencement and completion dates. You are required to provide overseas nursing qualifications even if you are registered as a nurse or midwife in Australia.

Professional References

You will need to provide professional references to support your work as a paid nurse or midwife. If you are an agency nurse you will need to provide ANMAC with a service statement from your employer detailing dates and hours of employment AND a professional reference written by a nurse who has supervised you in your role as an agency nurse.

English Language Requirement

If you are applying for a Modified PLUS Skills Assessment you do not need to provide English language test results. This means you have a 'Notice of in principle approval of registration subject to proof of identity' letter from: AHPRA.

Steps for a Full Skills Assessment

Work Experience for Assessment

If you are submitting work experience for assessment and reporting purposes, please arrange to have verification of your registration emailed to verification@anmac.org.au. ANMAC cannot report on your work experience if evidence of registration has not been received. Please note, you are not required to arrange for registration verification to be sent by AHPRA. ANMAC will verify your Australian registration internally. Verification of registration should be emailed or posted directly to ANMAC from the relevant authority. Where email is unavailable the relevant authority can post the verification directly to:

Skilled Migration Services, GPO Box 400, Canberra City  ACT  2601.

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.

Professional reference with a minimum of 3 months work experience

English Language Test

Provide ANMAC with your English language test number and date of completion from the test provider. You must meet the minimum requirements prior to applying for a full skills assessment.

Proof of Identity

Bio-statistical page of passport, change of name documents (if any such as marriage certificate) and an official passport-sized, quality photograph.

Certificates and Transcripts

Graduation certificates and transcripts from ALL nursing qualifications. Your transcript must include commencement and completion dates. You are required to provide overseas nursing qualifications even if you are registered as a nurse or midwife in Australia.

Transcripts of training which includes details of theoretical and clinical hours completed during the course.

Professional References

You will need to provide professional references to support your work as a paid nurse or midwife. If you are an agency nurse you will need to provide ANMAC with a service statement from your employer detailing dates and hours of employment AND a professional reference written by a nurse who has supervised you in your role as an agency nurse.

English Language Requirement

All internationally-qualified nurses and midwives without Australian or New Zealand registration (regardless of country of birth) have to provide English language test results. Australia’s official language is English and it is important that healthcare professionals working here are proficient in English (reading, speaking, writing and listening). This enables nurses and midwives to communicate competently and safely with patients and their families, colleagues and other health professionals.

English Language Tests and Score ANMAC accepts

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Test

Applicants must achieve a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the 4 components - listening, reading, writing and speaking. ANMAC only accept test results from one test sitting OR a maximum of two test sittings, in a six-month period only if the applicant achieves:
a) A minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting; and
b) no score in any component of the test is below 6.5

Occupational English Test (OET) for Nurses

Applicants must achieve a minimum score of B in each of the 4 components - listening, reading, writing and speaking. ANMAC only accept test results from 1 test sitting OR a maximum of 2 test sittings, in a 6 month period only if the applicant:
a) Is tested in all 4 components in each sitting; and
b) No score in any component of the test is below C

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

Applicants must achieve a minimum overall score of 65 AND a minimum score of 65 in each of the 4 communicative skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking. ANMAC only accept test results from 1 test sitting OR a maximum of 2 test sittings, in a 6 month period only if the applicant achieves:
a) A minimum overall score of 65 in each sitting; and
b) No score in any of the four communicative skills is below 58

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT

Applicants must achieve a minimum total score of 94 AND the following minimum score in each section of the test - 24 listening, 24 reading, 27 writing, 23 speaking ANMAC only accept test results from 1 test sitting, OR a maximum of 2 test sittings in a 6 month period only if the applicant achieves:
a) A minimum total score of 94 in each sitting; and
b) No score in any of the sections is below - 20 listening, 19 reading, 24 writing, 20 speaking

These are currently the only language tests that ANMAC accepts. ANMAC accepts test results that are up to 2 years old. You only have to pass 1 of these tests, not all of them. Scores from 2 different tests cannot be combined.

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