AssessING Midwifery Practice

The Australian Midwifery Standards Assessment Tool (AMSAT) 2019 has been developed to assess midwifery practice in authentic situations and workplace settings against the Australian Midwife Standards for Practice 2018.  The AMSAT has been determined to be a valid, reliable and acceptable assessment tool that enables consistent assessment of midwifery student workplace performance.

It is a free, user friendly tool that assesses the performance of midwifery students or graduates.

A standardised midwifery assessment tool has advantages because of its uniform reporting. These include:

  • comparison of outcomes when student education and placements vary
  • benchmarking across practice sites and/or universities
  • reporting that aligns with the Midwife Standards for Practice and the Threshold Learning Outcomes for Health

Assessment

There are two primary tools that make up the AMSAT. The AMSAT itself and the behavioural cues. These resources are free to use.

Download assessment resources 

Resources

AMSAT is based on the Midwife Standards for Practice (2018) approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). AMSAT has been determined to be a valid, reliable and acceptable tool to assess student workplace performance.1Find out more

Contact

Linda Sweet

Email: l.sweet@deakin.edu.au