Midwives can earn up to $25,000 per year, and it is one of the fastest-growing fields of medicine.
But with the midwife shortage, many midwives have turned to the online training courses offered by Midwives Australia and New Zealand.
The two agencies offer online training that will prepare you to practice midwifing in the state of New South Wales, and offer some training for the midwives who are eligible to become certified.
Midwives Australia says its midwives will train for an average of three to five months a year.
“We’re looking for people who have been working in the profession for some time, who have good skills and experience,” said spokeswoman Amanda Koehler.
“They’re also looking for midwives that are passionate about the profession, and who are willing to learn.”
“It’s not about where you are, it’s about where are you going to be in the future,” she said.
“We know that people who want to become midwives need a good understanding of the practice, so we want people to have a good experience of what midwives are doing and the way they’re practising midwife, and that’s where we’re going to train people.”
Koehler says there is a shortage of midwives across Australia, with about 5,000 working in NSW, while there are about 1,600 working in Queensland and 800 working in Victoria.
“We want to train as many people as we can to be certified midwives in New South Australia,” she told news.com.au.
“We’re going into the early days of midwiring and we’re expecting there to be a lot of demand for the program.”
Midwives who apply for a midwife certification can apply online, and have their credentials verified by the NSW Midwives Council and the Victorian Midwives Association.
“They’ll then be able to apply for midwomany credentials,” Koehl said.
For those who qualify for midwife certificates, the training is divided into two parts, a practical portion and a research portion.
Midwives who have completed the training can apply to become accredited midwives, and can work in their local midwometries.
The training is offered by the Victorian State Midwives Agency, which also runs a number of training programs in Victoria and New South Carolina.
“The training in NSW is very different to the training in Victoria,” Kuehler said.
“It takes more time to get into a training program and we do have a slightly more rigorous training program.”
Some of the training we do is in an older area, in a remote area, so it’s a different experience.
“Topics:education,education-industry,jobs,education,midwiferies,educationaustraliaFirst posted June 12, 2019 18:07:21Contact Lisa WalkerMore stories from New South Welsh