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Employment Register - Re-entry to Practice - Registered Nurse/Midwife

Department of Health

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award/Registered Nurse, Grade 3-4
Employment Type: Full Time
Region: North, North West, South

The Department of Health provides support to nurses and midwives to re-enter practice via the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Supervised Practice - Pathway 1 or Re-entry Program - Pathway 2.


$66,421 per annum


Registered Nurse Grade 3-4 (Increment point Grade 3, Year 1)


To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen
  • Tasmanian resident for the 12-month period, immediately prior to the time of application
  • A previously registered nurse or midwife who has not practised for 5-10 years and unable to meet NMBA registration requirements
  • Obtained NMBA written approval to complete Re-entry to Practice via Pathway 1 or Pathway 2
  • Be accepted into Supervised Practice Pathway 1 with Department of Health (Pathway 1 only)
  • Be successful in being accepted into a NMBA approved Re-entry to practice Program, including evidence of a secured clinical placement for the practice component of the program (Pathway 2 only)

Please carefully read through the information regarding this process, found here, to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements prior to submitting an application. 


The Re-Entry Nurse/Midwife-Supervised Practice is required to:

  • Actively participate in Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) approved learning plan in accordance with the NMBA, Agency and legal requirements.  

  • Participate in clinical activities and duties under supervision to meet the requirements set by the NMBA in order to have general registration as a Registered Nurse or Midwife.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse and/or Midwife with provisional or general registration with conditions.

  • Recommended by Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia (NMBA) to undertake Re-entry to Practice Pathway 1 – Supervised practice in Tasmania.

  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (applies only to employees working in particular areas).

  • The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:
  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Please note -  If you have obtained NMBA written approval to complete Re-entry to Practice via Pathway 2 please also submit your application via this page.

Download File Generic Re-Entry Registered Nurse Midwife - Supervised Practice G3 (July 2021) HR.pdf

Download File Generic Re-Entry Registered Nurse Midwife - Supervised Practice G3 (July 2021) HR.docx

How to apply

Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen. You will be prompted to complete an online application form and to upload your resume, Re-entry to Practice Application Form (found below) and supporting documentation.

Download File NMW Re-entry Application Form 2020.pdf

Download File NMW Re-entry Application Form 2020.docx

Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

For further information contact

Dana Gray
Assistant Director of Nursing (Education, Training & Workforce Development)
Phone:  (03) 6166 1570

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