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Life-long learning

Involves the learner taking responsibility for their own learning and investing time, money and effort in training or education on a continuous basis. The learning may be based in clinical practice situation, formal education, continuing professional development and informal learning experiences within the workplace.


Mandatory notification/reporting

Requirement under the National Law (section 143) for registered health practitioners, employers and education providers to report notifiable impairment.

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (2018) Legislation

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Medicare Benefits Schedule

Listing of the Medicare services subsidised by the Australian Government. The schedule is part of the wider Medicare Benefits Scheme managed by the Department of Health.

Department of Health, MBS Online

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Protected title for a person with prescribed educational preparation and competence for practice who is registered by the NMBA. The NMBA has endorsed the International Confederation of Midwives definition of a midwife and applied it to the Australian context.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2018) Code of conduct for midwives

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Midwife Standards for Practice

Core standards for practice by which performance and professional conduct is assessed to obtain and retain registration as a midwife.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2018) Midwife standards for practice

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Midwife-led continuity of care(r)/Midwife-led continuity of care(r)

where the midwife is the lead professional starting from the initial booking appointment, up to and including the early days of parenting.

Midwifery practice experience placement

Component of midwifery education that allows students to put theoretical knowledge into practice within the consumer care environment. Includes, but may not be limited to, continuity of care experiences. Simulation is integral to preparing students for clinical placement experiences; however, it is not a component of midwifery practice experience placement.

Midwifery Practice Experiences

involves placement, for a set period, in settings across health facilities including in the community. During this period, students apply theoretical knowledge in the health care setting to develop practice skills and become socialised into the midwifery profession.

Migration agent

A migration agent provides immigration advice and assistance to potential immigrants. A migration agent can act on behalf of an applicant in the skilled migration assessment process.

Migration skills assessment

The Australian Government requires prospective migrants to undergo an assessment of their skills, qualifications and/or work experience to ensure they meet the standard needed for employment in Australian in a nominated occupation.


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