Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) is the independent accrediting authority for nursing and midwifery under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. It sets standards for accreditation and accredits nursing and midwifery courses and providers.
The ANMAC is also an authorised assessing authority for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and undertakes skills assessments of internationally qualified nurses and midwives seeking permanent migration in Australia.
ANMAC was previously known as the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council (ANMC). However, from 1 July 2010 the mandate for ANMC changed significantly and the existing name did not adequately reflect the changed role of the organisation. The name, ANMC is clearly linked in the mind of the nursing and midwifery professions to professional registration, professional codes, standards and competency issues which are now the business of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). However, the various professional standards and codes developed by the ANMC can still be accessed from the ANMAC site.