Standards & Codes

There are a number of regulatory and professional standards and codes that midwives must make sure they know and abide by in their practice.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Standards and Codes

Regulatory codes and standards are developed and issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. These codes and standards include the:

  • National Competency Standards
  • Code of Professional Conduct
  • Code of Ethics.

Australian College of Midwives Standards and Codes

We have also developed specific standards for clinical practice in consultation with our members and the wider community, and sometimes in collaboration with other organisations, including:

  • The Australian College of Midwives Birth at Home Practice Standards
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Telehealth Consortia Telehealth Standards for Registered Midwives