Work Level Standards

The ACT Public Service Work Level Standards for Nurses and Midwives is available on the ACTPS Employment Portal website.

Work Level Standards promote an understanding of the nursing and midwifery classification levels used within ACT Health to aid career planning, development and strategic workforce planning.

The Work Level Standards describe the distinctive professional skills and responsibilities required of nurses and midwives at each classification level. They reflect the overall responsibilities and values expected of nurses and midwives, their contribution to the ACT Health Directorate and Canberra Health Services, and the degree of complexity and responsibility of duties, skills and knowledge in accordance with classification level. Work Level Standards are cyclically reviewed by ACT Health through the Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer.

Work Level Standards are distinct from the professional standards for practice adopted by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to regulate nurses and midwives nationally.

If you have any queries or feedback about the Work Level Standards for Nurses and Midwives, please contact the ACT Health Nursing and Midwifery Office:

Page last updated on: 3 Jul 2023