Fee increases announced for nurses and midwives applying for skills assessment

Aother Australian skills assessing body has announced that they will be increasing their fees for Australian visa applicants - the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).  They released the following statement:

"ANMAC is aware of the new DIAC visa points system coming into effect on 1 July 2011, and the implications that it may have for people applying for skilled migration. Our online application form and required documents are being amended to incorporate the new requirements and will be available in the coming weeks." 

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)

The ANMAC is the designated assessment authority for the following skilled occupations on the Australian General Skilled Migration Program Skilled Occupation List (SOL):

ANZSCO Code Profession
254111 Midwife
254411 Nurse Practitioner
254412 Registered nurse (aged care)
254413 Registered nurse (child and family health)
254414 Registered nurse (community health)
254415 Registered nurse (critical care and emergency)
254416 Registered nurse (developmental disability)
254417 Registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)
254418 Registered nurse (medical)
254421 Registered nurse (medical health)
254422 Registered nurse (mental health)
254423 Registered nurse (perioperative)
254424 Registered nurse (surgical)
254499 Registered nurse

As of 1 July, 2011, ANMAC's fee for a Modified Assessment of an application (for applicants with current Australian or New Zealand registration) will be going up from AUD$215to AUD$300 and their fee for a Full Assessment of an application (for applicants without current Australian or New Zealand registration) will be going up from AUD$710 to AUD$825.

You can read more on the ANMAC website.

- Lauren Mennie is Casework Department Manager of the Australian Visa Bureau.