All students enrolling in University of Tasmania School of Nursing and Midwifery (SNM) Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma of Midwifery programs are required, under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009, to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Under the National Law, the role of AHPRA is to:
The University is authorised and required to collect and provide this information to AHPRA under s88 of the National Law (page 92). The University Student Centre will provide information as required of students enrolling in the Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma pf Midwifery programs to AHPRA for registration and entry on the AHPRA Student Register database.
The University also has responsibilities in relation to the "mandatory reporting" of students who have an impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm. These are detailed in s143 of the National Law (page 139).
The SNM, through the implementation of the Health Science Safety in Practice Kit, fulfils the "mandatory reporting" requirements relating to:
The School of Nursing and Midwifery evaluates students' capacity to comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory requirements via the following procedure.
Students undertaking School of Nursing & Midwifery courses are required to:
This is achieved when:
Authorised by Head of School, Nursing and Midwifery
4 July, 2012