Work With Us

Are you considering stepping out of paid employment as a midwife and ready to become an independent contractor?

Maternity Australia offers you a professionally supported option where you can work within a service offering holistic maternity care. All clinics are located within existing GP practices and each midwife has her own clinic/s where continuity of care is offered, and relationships can be built with women throughout the continuum of pregnancy right into the postnatal period.

You will be supported and mentored into the clinics by our leadership team and have direct phone/text contact for any tricky scenarios that may present during clinic hours. Access to referral services, pathology and imaging companies will be provided and support offered with hospital referrals.

Maternity Australia does not offer birthing services and is focused on providing continuity of care through the antenatal and postnatal period. To ensure that clinics are run on scheduled days by a known midwife with minimal disruption to services each midwife commits to her scheduled clinic date. Holiday and relief for sickness is managed within the team. Midwives wishing to remain available for hospital shifts to maintain birthing skill are encouraged to do so on non-clinic days.

What do you need to do to be eligible to work as an independent contractor?

  • 01

    Completion of Approved Program

    Successful completion of an NMBA-approved program of study leading to endorsement for scheduled medicines, 

    >Approved Programs of Study - Midwife Endorsement


    Successful completion of a program that is substantially equivalent to an NMBA-approved program of study leading to endorsement for scheduled medicines as determined by the NMBA.

    >Endorsement - Medicare

  • 02

    Endorsement Process

    All midwives who have successfully completed an approved program of study need to complete the endorsement process, see;

    >Registration and Endorsements/Endorsements Notations

    >Application for Endorsement for Scheduled Medicines for Midwives

    >Application Form - Additional Documentation Checklist

    Once the process has been completed and the NMBA has amended the register to reflect the new status of registration as a registered Midwife with General Registration, plus Endorsement: Scheduled Medicines then the first stage of the process has been completed.

  • 03


    Obtaining Insurance is the next step and not nearly as complicated. The main insurer for midwives is MIGA, see;

    >MIGA - Midwives

    The timeline to complete the 3 steps can be from 6-12+ months depending on the course you choose and the process you follow.

    Once the initial 3 steps have been completed, the application for medicare provider numbers can be completed. This is done by Maternity Australia to ensure that you receive the correct provider and prescriber numbers for each clinic you are planning to manage.

We are here to assist you if you require support in your preparation for independent practice.

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