Recognition of registration interstate.

  1. Has anyone heard of a universal form of registration which will be recognised Australia wide in 2008, negating the need for having to pay for new registration if you move interstate, as the paperwork/identification will be the same throughout Australia?

    I really feel sorry for travelling nurses who everytime they move to a different state have to pay a new registration fee and have to have new documentation issued before they can work.
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  3. by   ^Kiwi^
    yeah i had heard they were looking at something like this, not sure about when, but i have definatly heard it in the wind.
    About time I'd say, would make things a lot smoother all round
  4. by   Interested Party
    Presently, there's no 'Universal Licence' as such. I live in Australia and work as a nurse and and have not heard of any news, rumour, or even whisper in the wind about this ............... then again, my ears may not have been to close to the ground.
    Last edit by Interested Party on Oct 20, '07 : Reason: spelling mistake ........... again!!!
  5. by   bronween
    hey there dar15, as a victorian currently in QLD i can agree with the pain of having to pay multiple fees. However i haven't heard anything about a universal form. Perhaps it's the cynic in me, but i would assume it would affect the back pockets of the state organisations if such a registration did exist. Just the same as having to pay for a full 12 months of registration when you graduate in december and renewal is in June
  6. by   bethem
    National registration is slated to take effect from July 2008. As it stands, much of the legal and organisational stuff has not been sorted out. My educators all suggest that it will be very likely that we will have to develop and maintain portfolios that demonstrate out suitability for re-registration each year (eg. a record of all inservices you've attended, courses and learning packages completed, teaching sessions you've conducted etc). Sort of like the CME that doctors have to do.

    All my educators say is be prepared to pay more than you currently pay for your state registration!

    I wonder how the pay rates will change. As it is, NSW nurses are the highest paid, but if we all work under the same national registration, how can the states argue that a nurse in Perth, for example, is 'worth' less than a nurse in Sydney?

    It's very interesting to me. Check out http://www.nmb.nsw.gov.au/National-R...n/default.aspx for more info (and just overlook the fact that they misspelt 'national' in the title).
  7. by   nyapa
    Quote from bethem
    I wonder how the pay rates will change. As it is, NSW nurses are the highest paid, but if we all work under the same national registration, how can the states argue that a nurse in Perth, for example, is 'worth' less than a nurse in Sydney?
    Interesting point! Out of interest, how much do you pay in your respective areas for registration?
    NT=$50. From what I gather we get it pretty cheap...
  8. by   princenina
    Quote from bethem
    national registration is slated to take effect from july 2008. as it stands, much of the legal and organisational stuff has not been sorted out.
    i expect to be dead of old age before its finally sorted, its been talked about for years. having said that i do hope it happens...soon.

    my educators all suggest that it will be very likely that we will have to develop and maintain portfolios that demonstrate out suitability for re-registration each year (eg. a record of all inservices you've attended, courses and learning packages completed, teaching sessions you've conducted etc). sort of like the cme that doctors have to do.

    in tasmania you have been liable for audit for years so have had to demonstrate both clinical competence and participation in cpe.
    all my educators say is be prepared to pay more than you currently pay for your state registration!

    registration in tas topped $100 years ago!



    i wonder how the pay rates will change. as it is, nsw nurses are the highest paid, but if we all work under the same national registration, how can the states argue that a nurse in perth, for example, is 'worth' less than a nurse in sydney?

    we wish, major disputes in tas at present, that nurses were "worth" the same australia wide.

    it's very interesting to me. check out http://www.nmb.nsw.gov.au/national-r...n/default.aspx for more info (and just overlook the fact that they misspelt 'national' in the title).
    i am currently out of the nursing work force.. and planning to stay that way, but a national register is well overdue ....speaking as a rn who at one stage was registered in three states as a consequence of a working holiday and the old ... never get off the register in your home rule... it cost me a fortune.
    on a much more serious note it would make follow up of discipline action easier for interstate employers.

    something in the recesses of my antique brain makes me think that the sticking points are cpe requirements (in tasmania at least) and the fact that there is such a huge difference in annual fees.
  9. by   Grace Oz
    Bethem, Check your dictionary!

    National IS how you spell National! lol
  10. by   Grace Oz
    I have also heard that they're going to make registration national.
    An excellent idea methinks!
  11. by   nyapa
    Quote from princenina
    speaking as a RN who at one stage was registered in three states as a consequence of a working holiday and the old ... never get off the register in your home rule... it cost me a fortune.
    Heck, I wonder how much that costs? Would be close to 300 - 400 dollars depending on the states?

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