I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year! Last year the ANMAC team celebrated a productive year, creating efficiencies by refining and implementing new processes.
Our Skilled Migration Services team had a busy lead up to the Christmas break, finalising the development of its online application system for nurses and midwives who want to migrate to Australia under the General Skilled Migration program.
Three new Board Directors were appointed in late October 2017. We welcome Roslyn Jackson, Karen Taylor and Lorraine Sheppard to the ANMAC Board. Annie Butler from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation also commenced her Directorship on the Board replacing Lee Thomas. The Board composition is now comprised of our five-member organisations, an accreditation expert, a vocational education expert and two community representatives. Information about the Board structure and Director bios are available on our website
Late last year I attended the Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation (CLEAR) Fifth International Congress on Professional and Occupational Regulation. The conference explored the challenges and priorities now and in the long-term for professional regulators in Australia and internationally. The congress also provided an opportunity to network with national and international regulators of professions.
I also attended the second annual Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Conference – quality, students and success. Presenters included thought leaders, policy makers and students who delivered presentations on a range of issues facing the higher education sector in Australia and internationally.
I look forward to working with you in 2018.