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A person who uses, or potentially uses health services, including their family and carers. Consumers may participate as individuals, groups, organisations of consumers, consumer representatives or communities.

Health Consumers Queensland (2019) For Consumers                

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Continuing competence (midwifery)

Ability of midwives to demonstrate they have maintained their competence in their current area and context of practice.


Continuing professional development

Means by which members of the professions maintain,
improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

Continuity of care experience (midwifery)

Ongoing midwifery relationship between the student and the woman from initial contact in pregnancy through to the weeks immediately after the woman has given birth, across the interface between community and individual health care settings. The intention of this experience is to enable students to experience continuity with individual women through pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period, irrespective of the carers chosen by the woman or the availability of midwifery continuity of care models. In terms of the student of a re-entry to the register midwifery program, it is likely that the relationship between the student and the woman will begin late in the pregnancy and include antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care experiences.

Contractual arrangements/ Agreement

A shared formal agreement, or deed of agreement, between the education provider and any health service providers where students gain their professional experience.

Council of Australian Governments (COAG)

Peak intergovernmental forum in Australia, comprising the Prime Minister, State and Territory Premiers and Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association. Its role is to manage matters of national significance or matters that need co-ordinated action by all Australian governments.

Council of Australian Governments ABOUT COAG

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Country of birth

The name of the country you were born in.

Country of Initial registration

The country where you first obtained registration as a nurse/midwife.


See Program, Approved program


Value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) (2013) AQF Glossary of Terminology

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