Coming to Australia as a Nurse 2020
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, popularly referred to as AHPRA, works in partnership with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to manage the registration of Australian nurses, midwives, and nursing and midwifery students and obtain registered in Australia.
From January 2020, overseas nurses whose qualifications are assessed as relevant but not substantially equivalent are going to be required to travel through an Outcome-Based Assessment (OBA). It appears that bridging courses will not be offered to those with qualifications not meeting the registration criteria. Instead, applicants would be required to sit exams, which might involve cognitive and behavioural assessment. The cognitive assessment may be a computer-based multiple-choice exam. The second stage may be a behavioural assessment within the sort of an objective clinical examination requiring applicants to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and competence of a graduate-level Australian Nurse or midwife.