Advisory Committees & Working Group

Advisory Committees and working groups provide advice and support the work of the organisation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Advisory CommitteePhoto by rawpixel on Unsplash

The role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee is to strengthen the quality and breadth of advice to the Australian College of Midwives (College) on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues. The Committee provides a mechanism for the College to seek input in its decision-making on issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait midwives and consumers of maternity services. This ensures that the views and ideas of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are reflected.

Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI) Advisory Committee

The Baby Friendly Health Initiative Advisory Committee supports the ACM to implement BFHI key objectives, strategies and tasks.

Consumer Advisory Committee

The Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) provides advice and recommendations to the College from a consumer perspective regarding delivery of maternity services in Australia.

International Confederation of Midwives Advisory Committee

This committee manages ACM engagement with ICM Council’s core business for the ACM Board in terms of governance and strategic directions.

Midwifery Education Advisory Committee

The Midwifery Education Advisory Committee (MEAC) provides advice and recommendations to ACM regarding core midwifery education.

Midwifery Practice Review Advisory Committee

The Midwifery Practice Review Advisory Committee (MPRAC) provides advice and makes recommendations to the College on matters pertaining to the ongoing governance and successful management of the MPR program.

Private Practice Midwives Advisory Committee

The Private Practice Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations on matters that pertain to midwifery private practice and maternity care.

Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group

The Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAPWG) is to develop the ACM RAP in readiness for endorsement by Reconciliation Australia, and carry out ongoing monitoring and reporting as per the RAP and requirements of Reconciliation Australia.

Rural and Remote Advisory Committee

The Rural and Remote Advisory Committee (RRAC) provides advice and recommendations to the College regarding midwifery and maternity services in rural and remote Australia.

Safety and Quality Advisory Committee

The ACM Safety and Quality Working Advisory Committee provides advice on matters related to safety and quality needs of midwives and maternity care. 

Scientific Review Advisory Committee

The Scientific Review and Advisory Committee (SRAC) provides advice and recommendations to the College on scientific matters that impact on midwifery practice, and guide the scientific programs of ACM national conferences.