|National Registration & Accreditation|
IntroductionWe aim to provide you with up to date information about the national registration and accreditation scheme - with a focus on nursing in general and mental health nursing in particular. The Scheme is due to commence on 1 July 2010. Please provide us with your comments, questions and feedback (see below).
Latest News: July 2010
New Requirements for Continuing Professional Development and Recency of Practice
02 Jul 2010
Statement from AHPRA
Under the national registration and accreditation scheme, there are new registration standards relating to continuing professional development and recency of practice for all professions.
Latest News: May 2010
Monday 10 May 2010: Explanatory Notes for Part 2 of the Registration Form.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has published notes to help nurses and midwives complete the "Part 2" form in the recent mail out. Check it out
NMBA transition of registration table: Read Now
Latest News: April 2010
In late April, every nurse in Australia will receive a letter from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia about the transition to the new national registration scheme.
Please check the registration type allocated to you in the April letter carefully. There will be no category for registration as a Mental Health Nurse so the name of your registration category may change. If you are concerned about the type of registration allocated to you, you will need to contact AHPRA (www.ahpra.gov.au) about this.
The ACMHN is also concerned about how this process will affect Mental Health Nurses, so let us know about problems using the comment form at the bottom of this page.
Read a letter from Anne Copeland - chair of the NMBA - disseminated by the ANF regarding the new arrangements.
Read a copy of the information that will be sent to nurses about the new arrangments.
1 April 2010: The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council is pleased to announce that it has approved national health practitioner registration standards recommended by the ten National Boards established under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. Read the announcement
The standards that will come into effect from 1 July 2010 cover:
The NMBA called for individuals and professional bodies to make written responses, to be lodged no later than Close of Business 24 November 2009.
See the NMBA Registration Standards.
See the NMBA Draft Accreditation Standards.
See the ACMHN Submission on the Draft Registration Standards.
LegislationStatus of the legislation in State and Territory Parliaments - More details
Who is on the NMBA?
Ms Gillie Anderson - community member
National Registration and Accreditation Scheme
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) at its meeting of 26 March 2008 took a major step towards improving Australia’s health system by signing an Intergovernmental Agreement on the health workforce.
Chinese medicine practitioners, medical radiation practitioners, and occupational therapists will also be included in the Scheme from 1 July 2012.
How will the Scheme affect Mental Health Nurses?
Endorsement has not been included in the scheme for mental health nurses.
Compulsory Continuing Professional Development - In order to renew registration each year, all health professionals will need to have participated in an approved CPD program.
Members and non-members are encouraged to contact the ACMHN with any questions or comments relating to any issue surrounding registration and accreditation.