Career Pathways


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!

Pathway key:

  • Study
  • Job Outcomes
  • Personal Story
  • Further Options

Thinking about starting your journey in midwifery and not sure if you’ll like it?


Certificate II in Health Support Services

With this qualification you could work as a:

Potential Certificate III qualifications for assistance roles


Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Read Aaliyah's personal story:

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Potential Diploma qualification for nursing roles


Diploma of Nursing

With this qualification you could work as an:

Read related personal stories:

Potential Bachelor Degree qualifications for midwifery roles


Bachelor of Midwifery

With this qualification you could work as a:

Read Kym's personal story:

  • At the Bachelor degree level there is the option to complete dual qualifications to register in two health professions. You could become a Registered Nurse/Midwife.

Further Options

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.

Other areas you might be interested in exploring