UNIT GROUP 2541 MIDWIVES
MIDWIVES provide care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and childbirth, and postnatal care for women and babies in a range of settings such as the home, community, hospitals, clinics and health units.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia:

Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

      • providing advice and support during pre-conception, intrapartum, antenatal and postnatal periods in partnership with women
      • providing care and management of pregnancy and birth
      • assessing progress and recognising warning signs of abnormal and potentially abnormal pregnancies requiring referral to an Obstetrician
      • monitoring the condition of women and foetuses during pregnancy and throughout labour
      • conducting health education classes and seminars to promote the health of mothers and babies such as reproductive health, antenatal education, preparation for parenthood and breastfeeding
      • providing advice on nutrition, childcare and family planning

Occupation:

254111 Midwife


254111 MIDWIFE

Alternative Titles:Certified Midwife
Registered Midwife
Provides care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and childbirth, and postnatal care for women and babies in a range of settings such as the home, community, hospitals, clinics and health units. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Community Midwife
Midwife Practitioner