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Professional Standards

Professional standards define the professional knowledge, skills and behaviour expected of health practitioners.  The purpose of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act) is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practise their professions.

This section of the website provides information about midwifery qualifications, education and practice rquirements. It also describes the Council’s processes for addressing issues relating to midwives’ competence, conduct and ill-health  and what consumers and other health practitioners can do when they have concerns about a midwife.