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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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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 and New Zealand:

      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


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