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Mother and Infant Care for Enrolled Nurses

Mater is one of Australia’s largest and most experienced maternity service providers, putting Mater Education’s series of maternity skills training courses at the forefront of both antenatal and intrapartum education and training.

The Mater Education Mother and Infant Care for Enrolled Nurses program provides Enrolled Nurses with an opportunity to build valuable skills in midwifery-led care. Our expert teaching team of highly experienced midwives guides participants through this hands-on training program. The course work includes cutting-edge simulation training and a clinical placement at Mater Mothers’ Hospital.

On completion of the Mother and Infant Care for Enrolled Nurses program participants will have knowledge and skills in the following:

  • anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system
  • anatomy and physiology of the breast and lactogenesis
  • physiological changes to the neonate
  • care of the newborn
  • complications of the newborn
  • postnatal care of women
  • complications in the postnatal period
  • airway management.

Who should attend?

Our Mother and Infant Care for Enrolled Nurses program has been purpose-designed for enrolled nurses currently working in healthcare or midwifery led-care who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills in the dynamic and rewarding midwifery environment.

Course information

  • Self-directed theoretical learning (approx. 16 hours)
    You will be given access to online materials and resources to conduct all theoretical learning. This can be studies at your own pace, however it must be completed prior to the practical workshops.

    Assessment: Written workbook (must complete prior to practical workshops)

    Practical learning

    To consolidate your theoretical learning, you will attend a two-day workshop to practice your skills in simulation and complete competency assessments before undertaking clinical placement.

    Assessment: Simulation of caring for a mother and neonate (assessed in final workshop)

    Clinical placement
    You will then undertake 80 hours of supervised clinical placement in Mater Mothers' Hospital during the applicable period.

    Assessment: Clinical placement workbook and 80 hours of full-time clinical placement