Midwifery is more than a job. It is a challenging, varied and highly-specialised role that integrates skills, knowledge and traditions. Increasingly, midwives are relied upon by women to provide top-level advice and assistance during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period.
As a midwife you’ll play an essential role in bringing new life into the world. Midwives have the privileged position of helping people at every stage of pregnancy, labour and early post-natal. A midwife provides care during pregnancy, labour, birth and after a baby is born to both the mother and infant.
The following pathway shows an option to see if you might like the health industry. At the Certificate III level you can get some hands-on experience. You don’t need to be an assistant in nursing to become an enrolled nurse, and you don’t need to be an enrolled nurse to become a registered nurse. Everyone has their own journey. Where you start and where you end is up to you!
Thinking about starting your journey in midwifery and not sure if you’ll like it?
Potential Certificate III qualifications for assistance roles
With this qualification you could work as an:
Potential Diploma qualification for nursing roles
Potential Bachelor Degree qualifications for midwifery roles
Enrolled Nurses, Registered Nurses and Midwives can advance their scope of practice with training and assessment. An Enrolled Nurse can become an Enrolled Nurse Advanced Skills. Registered Nurses have many career options including advanced or specialized clinical practice (such as Mental Health Nursing), education, leadership, system supports and research.