Midwifery Education Advisory Committee

The Midwifery Education Advisory Committee (MEAC) provides advice and recommendations regarding core midwifery education. The committee liaises where necessary with the ACM Professional Development Working Group which has a role in providing advice and guidance on the development, implementation and progress of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs for the College and the wider midwifery community.

The Midwifery Education Advisory Committee's role is to:

  • Provide expert advice to the College (including the Board) via the CEO on matters related to midwifery education;
  • Provide expert advice and support to the CEO on ways in which to utilise national/international policies and developments in midwifery education to assist with the ongoing development of midwifery education in Australia;
  • Make recommendations about ways in which the College can effectively contribute to the ongoing development of midwifery education in Australia;
  • Undertake specified tasks or projects as requested by the CEO from time to time, such as drafting College policies on midwifery education, supporting ACM’s delegates to prepare for ICM meetings, responding to requests from other countries for information and advice, and other relevant projects relating to midwifery education;
  • Represent the College as either individuals or as a group when requested to do so by the CEO in matters of relevance for midwifery education and as resources permit;
  • Liaise with various international midwifery education organisations and individuals on behalf of the College when requested to do so by the CEO;
  • Provide input to the CEO on the selection of experts to represent the College on national/international committees relating to midwifery education as necessary;
  • Liaise with any other College Committee through the Chair as matters arise;
  • Carry out the responsibilities/role in a culturally-safe manner, demonstrating respect and understanding of the wide variety of cultural beliefs and practices members may come across during their time on this committee.

Contact the Committee

Ruth King
Midwifery Adviser, Education Unit