In partnership with professional organisations ACM has developed CPD content that is free to access for all midwives.

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Women Want to Know: Pregnancy & Alcohol

This FREE course has been developed for midwives in partnership with the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), as a part of the Women Want to Know campaign which aims to address the impacts of alcohol consumption during pregnancy with the aim of increasing midwives knowledge on how to advise women about alcohol in pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. For more information, please review the course overview by clicking here.


Courageous Conversations

This webinar is currently FREE to access and has SELF ENROLMENT capabilities.  All you need to do is log into your ACM Midwives Learn account and get started. 

Managing inappropriate behaviour is a core requirement of any midwife. Confidently delivering the message will also soother your neurology which automatically "alarms" just by thinking about having one. This practical session will: 

  1. Explain why we are triggered into flight or flight
  2. What are the cascades of emotions when thinking about the conversation
  3. What are the 7 detrimental effects of cortisol 
  4. Take command of your nerves though practice
  5. Construct courageous conversations using a 6 step process
  6. Practice delivery of the courageous conversation

Telehealth for Midwives

This course has been designed to provide midwives with information on how to integrate telehealth into their practice. You can self enrol into this free course.  Select the course name and you will be directed how to proceed.

FARE Pregnancy and Alcohol

This webinar is currently FREE to access and has SELF ENROLMENT capabilities.  All you need to do is log into your ACM Midwives Learn account and get started. 

This webinar focuses on the ‘Women Want to Know’ project which aims to encourage health professionals to routinely initiate conversations with women who are pregnant or planning pregnancy about alcohol consumption and to provide advice consistent with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Australian Guidelines to reduce the health risks from drinking. The webinar was facilitated by Sarah Ward, FARE.



Still Aware driving stillbirth change

This webinar is currently FREE to access and has SELF ENROLMENT capabilities.  All you need to do is log into your ACM Midwives Learn account and get started. 

The webinar information is compiled from published research data. Through prenatal care, an expectant families individual history should be considered and a conversation relating to potential risk factors is suggested. This information is not intended to replace the advice of a trained medical professional. Still Aware provides this knowledge as a courtesy, not as a substitute for personalised medical advice and disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information. Rather, the organisation encourages expectant families and clinicians to ask the questions.

HIV in pregnancy (ASHM)

This webinar is currently FREE to access and has SELF ENROLMENT capabilities.  All you need to do is log into your ACM Midwives Learn account and get started. 

This webinar was developed by the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) and has kindly been provided as a resource for midwives. ASHM: https://ashm.org.au/ 

Hepatitis B in pregnancy (ASHM)

This webinar is currently FREE to access and has SELF ENROLMENT capabilities.  All you need to do is log into your ACM Midwives Learn account and get started. 

This webinar was developed by the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) and has kindly been provided as a resource for midwives. ASHM: https://ashm.org.au/ 



Feldenkrais and the pelvic floor

This Webinar was a practical session narrated by Francesca White and the aim is for listeners to learn how to feel how to differentiate between the functions of the sphincter system from the muscular system and to see that connections will be made between the pelvic floor and the rest of the skeleton.

ACM C&R Guidelines

The National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral were first introduced in 2004, and are based on similar guidelines in use across other OECD countries, as well as, on a thorough review of contemporary evidence-based practice in maternity care. 

When the ACM first published these Guidelines, there was very little guidance for midwives and doctors who wanted an evidence-based framework for collaboration in the care of individual women. The development of these Guidelines has helped to bridge this gap and provide midwives with an evidence-based tool that can assist them when making decisions about when to discuss, care and/or consult with other midwives, or when to refer a woman's care to a suitably qualified health practitioner. 

Self-Care for Midwives

Did you know that midwives and nurses have among the highest rates for  suicide and unhealthy weight ranges in the country by profession? With these concerning statistics its never been more important to self care in a profession where workplace environments are taxing,  workloads are increasing and  staff are often pushed to their limits. Yet rarely do we see self-care role modelled in the workplace, nor is it really understood for its importance.

It is time this changed, and midwifery is definately placed to be a leading light in this for other health care professions if we so choose. Self -care can be very simple and self motivating once we understand how to integrate it into our daily working and home lives.