Nurses and midwives – topic overview

Your starting point for our information for the nursing and midwifery workforce in Australia.

  • About nurses and midwives 
    Nursing and midwifery job titles are protected by law. Learn what nurses and midwives do, what you need to do to become one, and what the different titles mean.
  • Nurses and midwives in Australia 
    Nurses and midwives make up the largest sector in the health workforce, with around 450,000 registered practitioners. Find out more about regulation, registration and workforce growth in Australia.
  • What we're doing about nursing and midwifery 
    We develop policies and run programs to support the nursing and midwifery workforce. Our Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer leads our work in this field.
  • Support and education for nurses and midwives 
    Find out how to become a nurse or midwife, what scholarships are available, how to work in Australia if you qualified overseas, and what support is available for nurses and midwives in Australia.
  • Resources 
    A list of our resources related to the nursing and midwifery workforce.
  • Contacts
    A list of organisations relevant to the nursing and midwifery workforce.
Last updated: 
12 May 2021

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