ACM needs your feedback on the proposed changes to the NMBA Midwife Standards for Practice

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The NMBA is currently consulting on the draft Midwife Standards for Practice - was the National competency standards for the midwifeWe are preparing our response to this consultation and need to know what you think, and what you want us to say about the proposed changes. 

Why are the Standards important?

The Midwife Standards for Practice are really important because they are the cornerstone of our midwifery education and practice. The Standards are what we measure our competency and practice against, and they are used to make judgements when the quality of our practice is being questioned. It is really important that you have your say about how the Standards look, and that we are completely happy with the proposed changes as a profession.

Please read the draft Standards and send your feedback to us so that we can make sure we represent your views in our response to the NMBA.

What can I do to help?

Read the information on the NMBA consultation web page and decide what you think of the proposed changes.

Download and complete this form with your feedback and email the form to:

Sarah Stewart, Midwifery Adviser, Policy and Professional Practice Unit, by COB July 25th:

Can I discuss any issues with you before I give you my feedback?

Yes. You are very welcome to ring Sarah Stewart to discuss any questions you may have: 02 6230 7333.

You are also invited join one of the two teleconferences we are organising to discuss the proposed Standards:

  • Wednesday 19th July 12pm Sydney/Melbourne time
  • Thursday 20th July 2pm Sydney/Melbourne time

How can I join the teleconference?

Please use local dial-in numbers. Access code is 1435261#

Adelaide – 08 8205 0400Brisbane – 07 3015 0539Perth – 08 62660503Melbourne – 03 86870539
Canberra – 02 6244500Darwin – 08 8989 0502Sydney – 02 9696 0403Hobart – 03 6218 0510
Australian Wide - 1800 179 061   


Can I make my own submission to the NMBA?

Yes. You can answer the consultation survey which closes on Thursday August 24th.  In fact, we urge all our members to give your feedback in the consultation survey even if you have also spoken to us.

How will I know what response the ACM has given to the NMBA consutation?

We will publish our response on our website, Facebook page, and our enews emails that we send to members once the consultation has closed.