Request for tender

16 Dec 2015

Seeking qualified and experienced parties to develop the midwife standards for practice.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is seeking suitably qualified and experienced parties to develop the Midwife standards for practice incorporating a review of the existing National competency standards for the midwife (2006).

The current National competency standards for the midwife (2006) are the core competency standards by which a midwife’s performance is assessed to obtain and retain registration to practise in Australia.

Since these standards were published in 2006, the role and scope of practice for midwifery throughout Australia, the model of education and training, and the regulatory framework within which registration of midwives occurs, have developed substantially.

The NMBA has recently completed the development of standards for practice for nurse practitioners, enrolled nurses and registered nurses respectively. To ensure the standards for practice for midwives are also up-to-date, the NMBA is now ready to begin this project.

The closing date for formal responses/bids to the Request for Tender (RFT) is 14.00 AEDT on 12 February 2016.

For further information regarding the tender documents, please contact Petrina Halloran, Policy Manager, Nursing and Midwifery, Strategy and Policy at

For updates on the status of this tender, see the Requests for tender page.

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