The Victorian Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Service is a free universal primary health service available for all Victorian families with children from birth to school age. The MCH Service consists of three components:  the Universal MCH program, the Enhanced MCH program and the 24-hour MCH Line.

Professional development

MCH nurses are required to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) annually. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) sets the standards for CPD and has produced guidelines and a factsheet on CPD. For more information and to access the guidlines and factsheets, see the Continuing professional development page on the NMBA website.