Midwife

Job Description

Midwives are health professionals which providers offer care to childbearing women during their pregnancy, labour and birth, and during the postpartum period. The role of a midwife is varied, and each day is usually different depending if whether you are conducting prenatal, antenatal or postnatal appointments, or attending a birth.

Careers Ladder

Qualifications

It is now possible to train as a midwife without becoming a nurse first and this is known as Bachelor of Midwifery and a Masters of Midwifery Practice

The general pathway to become a midwife in Australia is to complete a Bachelor of Midwifery, or a nursing degree and postgraduate midwifery qualification.

Attributes

  • Autonomy
  • Interpersonal
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Player
  • Acumen
  • Charismatic
  • Communicator
  • Devoted
  • Educated
  • Flexible
  • Initiative
  • Perceptive
  • Procedural
  • Resilient
  • Self-Motivator

Key Skills

  • AHPRA Registration
  • Post Natal Care
  • Nursing
  • AHPRA Midwifery Endorsement
  • Patient Care
  • Immunisations
  • Physical, psychological and process of pregnancy and birth

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;

Midwives who are also nurses can look to specialise and become a Maternal Child Health Nurse.