In the move to our new system and website, we are encountering some technical issues.
We are working hard to fix these and we appreciate your patience and understanding.


Midwives work with expectant mothers during pregnancy, labour, childbirth, and the early days of a childs life. They provide the mother with care and advice through all stages of pregnancy and the beginning of the child's life.

Duties and tasks

  • Advising on nutrition, childcare, and other related questions after the birth has happened
  • Assisting in delivery
  • Helping to manage the pregnancy and birth
  • Monitoring the condition of the mother throughout pregnancy and providing advice and adjustments in routine as needed
  • Providing advice to mothers and partners throughout the pregnancy
  • Supporting mothers during pre-natal and postnatal periods

Skills required

  • Ability to perceive when others are in need of help
  • Active listening skills
  • Empathy and compassion
  • Open and empathetic manner
  • Oral communication skills

Working conditions

Midwives may work in private homes, clinics, or in hospitals. They may also work in non-medical facilities like community centre's or private businesses.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian College of Midwives 

Australian Nursing Federation 

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 

Related jobs and job titles

  • Child Care Supervisor
  • Community Midwife
  • Health Information Manager
  • Midwifery Educator
  • Midwifery Researcher
  • Midwifery Unit Manager
  • Nurse - Enrolled
  • Nurse - Registered
  • Social Worker

Related degrees

Related subjects