Preparation in Maternity Safety (PIMS)

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Course Overview

The PIMS (Preparation in Maternity Safety) course is for those in the early stages of their obstetric or midwifery career, or those seeking a refresher.

Who Should Attend?

  • Medical and Midwifery Students
  • Newly Graduated Midwives
  • Interns
  • Junior House Officers or Resident Medical Officers (PGY1 and PGY2)
  • Doctors considering a career in general practice
  • RFDS nurses or paramedics
  • Nurses considering doing midwifery education in the future
  • Experienced doctors or midwives seeking to refresh their knowledge and skills in normal aspects of maternity care

The course covers the basic knowledge and skills needed to provide quality maternity care. Workshops include sessions on antenatal care and creating the birth space and normal birth, management of the 3rd and 4th stage of labour, neonatal resuscitation and managing some o the common emergencies in labour (eg. postpartum haemorrhage). Lectures are on topics including perinatal psycho-social health, collaborative care of the clinically deteriorating woman, obstetric and medical complications in pregnancy. How to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team is a critical focus of the course.


PIMS (Preparation in Maternity Safety) is accredited with RANZCOG. Those eligible can claim points for attendance as follows:

CPD Online Program (Clinical Expertise Domain)

Full attendance – 14.5PD points


PIMS Course Fees:

Course fee $1,450.00AU per participant. This includes:

  • Two days of training
  • The PIMS online study notes
  • Lunch on both days, morning and afternoon tea

NOTE: Hard copies of the manual are available for an additional fee of $60, this includes postage and handling in Australia.


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2019 Courses

Sydney Rydges Sydney Central 27 – 28 July 2019 Click here to Register
Melbourne Rendezvous Melbourne 23 – 24 November 2019 Click here to Register

2020 Courses

Gold Coast TBA March 2020 Registration coming soon
Melbourne TBA June 2020 Registration coming soon
Melbourne TBA June 2020 Registration coming soon
Sydney TBA November 2020 Registration coming soon