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NMBA commencing random registration standard audits

4 December 2013, 10:12am

Members are advised that the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has informed the ANMF that random audits of nurses and midwives will start immediately. This will include all classifications: RN, EN, RM, eligible midwives and nurse practitioners.

ANMF has developed a National Audit Evidence Tool for Nurses and Midwives to assist members through this process.

These audits will not be linked to registration renewal but will occur randomly during the financial year and will be retrospective. 

The audit will examine: 

  • criminal history
  • recency of practice
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Continuing Professional Development

The process is outlined in the attached NMBA audit brief supplied to the ANMF, and includes the following steps:

  • Practitioners who are randomly selected will be sent an audit notice in the mail.
  • Once received, each person has four weeks to complete the audit and provide associated documentation. (The audit notice includes a checklist to assist in preparing the required documentation as evidence of the activities which meet the requirements of the standard.)
  • Once participants have completed the audit and gathered the documentation, all requested documentation is to be sent to AHPRA. ANMF (Vic Branch) recommends that you keep copies of these documents.
  • Once AHPRA has received the completed checklist and supporting documentation, the submission will be compared against the declarations the registrant made in their last renewal application.
  • Each classification of nurse and midwife, eligible midwife, etc will have a statistically significant number of audits completed. It is possible given the random sampling that a nurse or midwife may have audits in successive years.

Please note: The briefing note from the NMBA is attached in the resources box and members are advised to read this information.


Audit tool
ANMF has prepared a National Audit Evidence Tool to assist members through this process.
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