QNMU members
MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union is run by nurses and midwives for nurses and midwives.

United by shared values, we are the strongest and most successful advocate for nurses and midwives in Queensland.

When the time comes to stand up for yourself, for your colleagues or for your patients and residents, knowing you have the support of more than 71,000 other QNMU members makes a huge difference.


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BENEFITS OF QNMU MEMBERSHIP



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 Comprehensive protection

Professional Indemnity Insurance 

The QNMU’s Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) is one of the most comprehensive policies on the market. Financial members receive:

 

  • cover for up to $10 million, or $70 million in the aggregate
  • retroactive cover 
  • run-off cover (protection for an issue that occurred while an eligible member of the QNMU, but where the claim is made within a certain period after your PII cover ceases because you’ve ceased practising/are no longer a QNMU member)
  • no excess fees.

Some of the common types of claims covered by our policy include:

  • negligence claims
  • summons to give evidence before a Coronial Inquest
  • defending defamation claims.

Note: Cover is subject to the terms and conditions of the policy being met and any applicable exclusions.


Free advice and representation for work-related matters 


Members get access to a range of industrial and legal experts for work-related matters at no extra charge such as:

  • wage claims
  • unfair dismissal
  • workers compensation
  • complaints to the OHO or AHPRA
  • problems with applications for registration, renewal and re-entry
  • professional misconduct charges
  • AHPRA investigations
  • coronial investigations and inquests.

The QNMU can assist members with workplace issues. We can attend meetings with you, assist with making statements to various authorities, or even represent you in disciplinary matters.

You name it, we’ve been there and dealt with it before.

*New members have full rights to representation. This excludes representation for pre-existing matters — i.e. matters known to the member prior to joining the QNMU.


Discounted legal support for non-work related matters


QNMU LegalPlus gives members access to discounted legal advice for all non-work related matters including wills and family law. The first consultation is free.

 
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 QNMU membership pays for itself

Year in year out, the QNMU wins better wages and conditions for nurses and midwives, advancing the professional standing of our members in the workplace. In recent years, the QNMU has:

  • increased wages significantly
  • secured nurse-to-patient ratios in Queensland
  • recovered millions of dollars for members
  • secured Federal Government commitments on aged care.                 


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 Advice when you need it

Hotline support

Our Member Connect team are just one phone call away if members need help or advice. All Member Connect staff are nurses or midwives with decades of combined experience.

Continuing professional development

Our one-stop CPD portal offers QNMU members a range of resources to help meet your CPD requirements. This includes free access to a bespoke learning management system built for nurses and midwives, with up-to-date specialist content developed by qualified healthcare and legal experts.

Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

QNMU members also have access to the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) database, powered by a world-leading provider of research databased, EBSCO. Click here to access CINAHL online


Free training and education delivered in-person


Our extensive training program is offered to members right across Queensland. It’s all free and counts towards CPD. In an average year, we deliver more than 25 different courses at across Queensland.

Publications

Stay up to date with what’s going on in nursing and midwifery, including campaigns, health care trends and success stories. Our flagship magazine, InScope, is delivered to members quarterly. 

 

 
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 Additional benefits


Access to professional programs

QNMU members are invited to participate in our annual Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards and QNMU Mentoring program.

Recognition under law

QNMU members enjoy the peace of mind that their union is registered under Queensland laws and held to the highest ethical and legal standards. As a member, you have the benefit of a democratic, accountable and regulated union, which leaves no question that the QNMU will be:

  • party to making or commencing a new Enterprise Agreement
  • recognised under the Nurses Award
  • able to represent you at work, in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and other industrial courts and tribunals in Queensland.

The QNMU is part of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, which is also registered and recognised under federal Fair Work laws.


A direct say at all levels


Members decide how the QNMU is run. We operate from the branches up. Local branches vote on and set the agenda at our Annual Conference. All members can vote to elect our leadership team (who are all AHPRA regulated nurses and midwives).

Exclusive benefits
Looking to save on groceries, everyday items and big purchases? Union Shopper  is an exclusive QNMU member benefit that will help you achieve great savings on those day-to-day necessities and expensive once-off purchases! New Daily Media, and Union Health also have special offers for QNMU members to give you the most bang for your buck.



Our fee structure is fair for everyone (based on classification) and union fees are tax deductible. Furthermore, we're not-for-profit, so 100% of membership fees are dedicated to achieving the best outcome for nurses and midwives in Queensland.

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Joining the QNMU is easy and affordable.

CATEGORY
(membership includes PII, CPD and professional / legal workplace support) 

Yearly
($) 

Monthly
Direct debit
($) 

Fortnightly
Direct debit
($) 

Registered Nurse / Midwife: over 24 hours per week

768.00

64.00

29.55

Registered Nurse / Midwife: up to 24 hours per week

576.00

48.00

22.20

Enrolled Nurse: over 24 hours per week

628.00

52.35

24.20

Enrolled Nurse: up to 24 hours per week

469.00

39.10

18.05

AIN / PCW / Carer: over 24 hours per week

546.00

45.50

21.00

AIN / PCW / Carer: up to 24 hours per week

411.00

34.25

15.85

Nurses covered industrially by other unions

211.00

17.60

8.15

Unpaid supervised practice/refresher courses:
no paid nursing work (lapsed RNs and ENs seeking re-registration)

211.00

17.60

8.15

Inactive membership: (non-practising nurses only)

148.00

12.35

N/A

Student Fees

CATEGORY
(membership includes PII, CPD and professional / legal workplace support) 

Yearly
($) 

Monthly
Direct debit
($) 

Fortnightly
Direct debit
($) 

Full-time student (no paid nursing work and no nursing qualifications)

0

0

0

Student: working up to 16 hours per week as an AIN or PC

211.00

17.60

8.15

Student: working from 17 to 24 hours per week as an AIN or PC

411.00

34.25

15.85

RN / Midwife: full time study + part-time nursing work up to 24 hours/ week

576.00

48.00

22.20

EN: full time study + part-time nursing work up to 24 hours/ week

469.00

39.10

18.05

Fees are based on your classification and an average of the actual hours you work, working out to around 1% of your income (on a tax deductible basis). Please ensure you are paying the correct membership fee. Paying an incorrect fee can affect your industrial and professional coverage.