Visa Assist – Free Immigration Service for NSWNMA Members
Free Immigration and Visa Service for NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association members
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association, Unions NSW and the Immigration Advice and Rights Centre (IARC) have partnered to deliver expert immigration advice for Association members. If you’re not yet an Association member, and would like to access free high-quality advice, you can join here.
IARC lawyers are experts in migration law and visa issues and are registered migration agents. IARC lawyers are able to help union members with their immigration or visa problems.
This expert legal advice covers all types of visas provided to workers in Australia such as student, working holiday and sponsorship visas.
The service is completely confidential, free and can be given over the phone or in person. IARC also has interpreters if needed.
Unions NSW Visa Assist Form
Benefits of your membership
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance is included in NSWNMA membership. The policy includes cover for nursing work secondary to main employment (independent contract work, short-term interstate or overseas work, or volunteer work) and also for members whose employer does not provide PII cover (or their policy fails to cover you). Additionally, if covered, you can automatically attest that you comply with the NMBA requirements if required. Members undergoing supervised practice to re-register are also covered.
Journey Accident Insurance
Journey Accident Insurance provides cover for members who are injured in an accident while travelling between their home and work. A key benefit is that it provides income replacement while members are off work due to their injuries. A 14-day waiting period applies.
Legal Advice and Representation
Membership offers the security of knowing that if you need assistance with a situation arising from work, eg. workers compensation, coroner’s inquest or professional disciplinary hearings, we will provide you with appropriate legal representation.
Workplace health and safety
Safety of members is a priority for the NSWNMA. Our workplace health and safety service provides advice that can protect you and your colleagues and if problems arise we can insist on WHS improvements on your behalf.
Meeting your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) obligations is now even easier with iLearn – our online education portal. Get FREE access to over 200 highly visual and interactive CPD modules online you can do at your own pace, with personalised ePortfolio and CPD tracker so you can easily provide evidence to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) or Nursing and Midwifery Council of NSW (NMC) of your CPD activities if requested.
Confidential advice and assistance
Nursing and midwifery careers are stimulating, challenging and rewarding. There will be times in your career, though, when you need information, advice or assistance. In some instances this will be help that only the union is able to provide. See our Member Assistance Policy here. If you’re a member seeking advice, please contact the NSWNMA.
Member Benefits Program
As a member of the NSWNMA, you are eligible to access thousands of Member Advantage program benefits, from everyday savings on fuel and groceries, to wholesale pricing at The Good Guys, to discounts on dining out, gym memberships, movie tickets and much more.
Everything to help you save on what you need and spoil yourself with what you want.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association, Unions NSW and the Immigration Advice and Rights Centre (IARC) have partnered to deliver expert immigration advice for Association members.
This expert legal advice covers all types of visas provided to workers in Australia such as student, working holiday and sponsorship visas. The service is completely confidential, free and can be given over the phone or in person. IARC also has interpreters if needed.
Each year members and associate members are invited to apply for education, conference and research scholarships provided by the Edith Cavell Trust. Annually the Edith Cavell Trust provides approximately $100,000 to assist members with their professional development and further studies.
Every three months you’ll receive a copy of our magazine The Lamp, and you have access to Lamp Online which will keep you up to date with news of the profession and NSWNMA activities. Branch officials from your workplace can assist you with most queries relating to pay and conditions of employment. Or you can contact the Association for help with more complex or confidential issues.
The union has ongoing involvement in the improvement of both public and industry superannuation funds. Union representatives work to ensure that your superannuation funds are focused on securing your financial future. You can also join the NSWNMA Retired Member Activist Group (RMAG).