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