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As a Government approved assessing authority, ANMAC is responsible for conducting assessments that ensure a potential migrant’s skills meet the industry standards required to work in a relevant occupation, with outcomes used to inform the Department of Home Affairs on skilled migration visas.  

The policy and procedure framework underpinning an approved assessing authority is detailed in the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s Guidelines for Skilled Migration Assessing Authorities 2021 


Who we assess

We assess the skills of:

  • internationally qualified nurses
  • internationally qualified midwives
  • international graduates who have completed  nursing and midwifery programs in Australia and/or New Zealand who have completed their program and are registered in Australia and/or New Zealand. 

What we do

We undertake robust, criteria-based assessment of your applications to determine whether you have the necessary nursing and/or midwifery qualifications and relevant experience required for migration to Australia.   

To work in Australia nurses and midwives must register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and meet the NMBA’s registration standards. Nurses and midwives applying to migrate to Australia, may be asked to provide information about their eligibility to register with the NMBA.  

The NMBA’s registration process is independent and separate to ANMAC’s skilled migration process.  

What we do not do

ANMAC cannot and does not: 

  • register nurses or midwives - this is a function of the NMBA 
  • find employment for nurses and midwives 

  • provide advice on how to get or maintain registration in Australia 

  • provide information or advice on visa or immigration matters.  

  • help you find a migration agent  

  • provide information or advice on employment or industrial relations matters 

  • deliver nursing and midwifery education or training. 

Review date: 
Friday, 29 October 2021

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