Midwife - ANZSCO 254111


Description

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

Alternative Titles

Certified Midwife
Registered Midwife

Specialisations

Community Midwife
Midwife Practitioner

DIAC Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

2324-11 Registered Midwife

Occupation Lists

This occupation is on the following skills lists:
1. Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List
2. RSMS Occupations List
This occupation is not on the following skills lists:
3. Skilled Occupations List

Group: 2541 Midwives


Description

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.

It includes Health Promotion Officers and Orthotists or Prosthetists.

Tasks

1. providing advice and support during pre-conception, intrapartum, antenatal and postnatal periods in partnership with women
2. providing care and management of pregnancy and birth
3. assessing progress and recognising warning signs of abnormal and potentially abnormal pregnancies requiring referral to an Obstetrician
4. monitoring the condition of women and foetuses during pregnancy and throughout labour
5. 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
6. providing advice on nutrition, childcare and family planning

Skill Level

Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification, two years hospital-based training, and at least five years specialist study and training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). Registration or licensing is required.

Occupations in this Group

1. 254111 Midwife