International Nurse and Midwife Graduates (INMGs) are registered nurses, enrolled nurses and registered midwives who obtained their nursing and/or midwifery qualifications and initial registration in a country other than Australia.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is responsible for determining the appropriate pathway to registration in Australia for INMG’s and has a framework for assessing applications for registration from INMGs. It is available at: www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au
The NMBA also has a factsheet and a list of Frequently asked Questions about the English language requirements for registration in Australia at: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/FAQ.aspx
The NMBA may require an INMG to undertake a bridging course before being registered. If required, the NMBA website has the list of approved course providers that you should contact. http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Accreditation/Approved-Programs-of-Study.aspx
The INMG grant program is currently under review.
Supporting INMGs - literature review
The INMG Employment Support Grant is based on best available evidence about the support INMGs can require to assist them to be confident and effective in the workplace and to encourage their retention in the workforce. To read this review of the literature:INMG Literature Review for Web (pdf, 125kb)
CultureMate for Nursingis an online resource for nurses and midwives who completed their training overseas as well as educators and preceptors who are supporting INMGs.
Access to CultureMate for Nursing is free to any nurse or midwife working in Victoria. Victorian users should register on the website to gain their free access.
This resource was developed from an innovative Victorian program jointly funded by the former Nurses Board of Victoria (NBV) and the Department and is now available more widely online so it can be completed in your own time.
Ph: 03 9096 7528
Contact the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia with enquiries about registration and re-registration: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Ph: 1300 419 495 or use the on-line enquiry form www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au