Scope of Practice for Midwives in Australia

Scope of Practice for Midwives in Australia

Scope of Practice for Midwives in Australia from the Australian College of Midwives defines the roles, functions and responsibilities that:

  • A registered midwife is educated and competent to carry out;
  • meet legislative requirements, professional standards, and local or organizational policy;
  • are accepted as contemporary midwifery practice by the profession;
  • meet women’s and infant’s health needs and enhance their health outcomes;
  • aim to provide evidence-informed care; and
  • are collaborative through consultation and partnership with the woman and other health care professionals.

The document is underpinned by the International Confederation of Midwives International Definition of a Midwife.