ANMAC Consultancy

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)

Accreditation of nursing and midwifery education programs is undertaken in the interest of public safety. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) is responsible for determining whether programs of study for nurses and midwives seeking to practice in Australia meet the required accreditation standards. It involves comprehensively examining education programs against relevant accreditation standards.

Specifically, ANMAC develops and review accreditation standards for nursing and midwifery programs of study in Australia and determines whether programs of study for nurses and midwives seeking to practice in Australia meet the required education standards

It takes an average of nine months for ANMAC to complete the accreditation assessment from the date the application is received. The timeframe is dependent on the quality of the application and evidence provided.

Professional program accreditation is concerned with the quality of the nursing profession and its work, on behalf of public interest and public safety. In contrast, accreditation (or similar assessment) by national education regulators, such as TEQSA or ASQA, is concerned with quality assurance and risk management. Accreditation by these types of regulators complements professional program accreditation. It is therefore a requirement for ANMAC to assess nursing and midwifery programs of study for accreditation.

ANMAC accreditation evaluates whether education providers, on the evidence they provide, can ensure program graduates have the common and transferable skills, knowledge, behaviours and attitudes as articulated in the relevant national competency standards or standards for practice.

ANMAC’s process of accreditation involves comprehensively examining a higher education provider’s:

  • governance system and quality management framework
  • student enrollment processes
  • conceptual framework
  • structure and content
  • learning and teaching approaches
  • student support, assessment and workplace experience.

The Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards detail the minimum requirements that RTOs must meet if they want their program of study to be accredited by ANMAC. Graduates cannot apply to register with the NMBA unless their program of study is accredited by ANMAC and approved by the NMBA.

Please refer below "Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards"...

GOVERNANCE

The education provider has established governance arrangements for the enrolled nurse program of study that develop and deliver a sustainable, high-quality education experience for students, to enable them to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Enrolled nurse standards for practice.

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

The program provider makes explicit, and uses a contemporary conceptual framework for the enrolled nurse program of study that incorporates an educational philosophy and a philosophical approach to enrolled nurse practice.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND STRUCTURE

The program of study is developed in collaboration with key stakeholders reflecting contemporary trends in education and professional nursing; complying in length and structure with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) for the qualification offered and enabling graduates to meet the NMBA Enrolled nurse standards for practice. Workplace experience is sufficient to enable safe and competent enrolled nursing practice by program completion.

PROGRAM CONTENT

The program content delivered by the program provider comprehensively addresses the NMBA Enrolled nurse standards for practice and incorporates Australian best practice perspectives on enrolled nursing as well as existing and emerging international, national and regional health priorities.

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

The program incorporates a variety of approaches to assessment that suit the nature of the learning experience and robustly measure achievement of required learning outcomes, including a summative assessment of student performance against the NMBA Enrolled nurse standards for practice.

STUDENTS

The program provider’s approach to attracting, enrolling, supporting and assessing students is underpinned by values of transparency, authenticity, equal opportunity and an appreciation of social and cultural diversity.

​RESOURCES

The program provider has adequate facilities, equipment and teaching resources, as well as staff who are qualified, capable and sufficient in number to enable students to attain the NMBA Enrolled nurse standards for practice.

MANAGEMENT OF WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE

The program provider ensures that every student is given a variety of supervised workplace experiences conducted in environments providing suitable opportunities and conditions for students to attain the NMBA Enrolled nurse standards for practice.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT

The program provider is able to assess and address risks to the program, its outcomes and students, and has a primary focus on continually improving the quality of the learning and teaching experience for students and the competence of graduates.

Why you need us for your ANMAC accreditation

Professional program accreditation is concerned with the quality of the nursing profession and its work, on behalf of public interest and public safety. In contrast, accreditation (or similar assessment) by national education regulators, such as TEQSA or ASQA, is concerned with quality assurance and risk management. Accreditation by these types of regulators complements professional program accreditation. It is therefore a requirement for ANMAC to assess nursing and midwifery programs of study for accreditation. Source: https://www.anmac.org.au/sites/default/files/ANMAC%20EN%20Accreditation%20Standards%202017.pdf

The ANMAC accreditation is a comprehensive process and we can help you with it. In particular we will help you fulfil ANMAC’s comprehensive examination by helping you with:

  • Meeting all the regulatory and ASQA requirements
  • Your quality assurance procedures
  • Your risk management procedures
  • Ensure your program graduates have the common and transferable skills, knowledge, behaviours and attitudes as articulated in the relevant national competency standards or standards for practice
  • Your governance system and quality management framework
  • Your student enrollment processes
  • Your conceptual framework
  • Your structure and content
  • Your learning and teaching approaches
  • Your student support, assessment and workplace experience
  • Help you apply the minimum requirements for your RTOs in order for your program to be accredited by ANMAC. Graduates cannot apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA )unless their program of study is accredited by ANMAC and approved by the NMBA.

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