Apply for re-credentialing
If your Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Credential has expired and you wish to renew it, you need to apply for re-credentialing. Your qualifications have already been provided when you first applied for credentialing.
How to apply for re-credentialing
Before you start
We recommend you download a copy of the C4N re-credentialing application guidelines to ensure you meet the criteria and are ready to re-apply. Please review all documents and resources to ensure you have all the latest versions of the templates as these are updated annually. The information in the Guidelines will help you assess if you are ready to proceed with your application.
Renewing your Credential
To meet the requirements and standards for a renewed Mental Health Nurse Credential, you must demonstrate that you:
The Australian health care environment is changing, with reforms happening across the sector. Governments are looking for efficient and innovative ways to provide treatment and care, and credentialing is increasingly recognised as a means to identify qualified mental health nurses to provide such care.
If you choose to get credentialed, future employers will know that you complete your work to the highest standard, giving you a competitive advantage in application processes. Re-credentialing:
access to a small number of Medicare Benefits Schedule items depending on client eligibility
formal recognition of skills and experience
a sense of personal achievement
the importance and value of mental health nursing roles amongst the medical community and public
the public and clients that mental health nurses have advanced and specialist skills
Workforce through overarching professional standards and consistency
A non-refundable application processing payment will be required at the time of submitting your application.
* If you are applying as a member, you will be required to upload evidence of your current membership. Please ensure you have a copy of your receipt, or written acknowledgement from the College.
** Please note this is an application fee only, and does not entitle you to membership to the College. To be eligible for the discounted member application fee for credentialing, please ensure you become a member first.
Once you have submitted payment, you will receive a receipt from PayPal indicating payment to Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Incorporated.
All pricing for credentialing fees includes GST.