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Series ID20266
Previous System LocationSRS1197
TitleMaternal and Child Welfare: Training of Child Welfare Students
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1946
End Date Circa 31/5/1985
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Training provided to child health students

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
126Health and Home Affairs Department 1/1/1946 26/9/1963
105Department of Health 26/9/1963 31/5/1985
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Agency ID: 11466
Queensland Health
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Series IDTitleRelationship
20280Maternal and Child Welfare Examination QuestionsChild welfare training
20279Maternal and Child Welfare Training Examination ResultsChild welfare training
20278Maternal and Child Welfare Training RegistersChild welfare training
20274Maternal and Child Welfare: External PublicationsChild welfare training materials
20275Maternal and Child Welfare: Inhouse PublicationsChild welfare training materials
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Copyright State of Queensland
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"Fifty Years with the Maternal & Child Welfare Service, 1918-1968", by Dr Jean McFarlane, M.B, B.S, M.R.C.P.
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The training of nurses first commenced in 1924.
In 1950 the duration of the training was extended to six months. Trainees spent half their time at a home and the remaining three months with centre work, the special services which included pre-school health services, ante-natal clinics and social services. Nurses were awarded a 'Child Welfare Certificate' after graduation.

A 26 weeks' child health nursing course was established through the directive from the Minister of Health in 1984 to incorporate a wider area of child health nursing than that which was currently being practiced. The trained graduates would function in the community as school health, child health and aboriginal health nurses working in child health clinics, maternal and infant health residential homes, preschool, primary, secondary and special schools within Queensland. The course was conducted twice per year with a quota of 40 students per course. It was open to nurses from private and public sectors. Child health trainees attended the school of nursing at 184 St Paul's Terrace, Brisbane.

Child Welfare Assistants were school-leavers who attended training for 12 months. After graduating they received a 'Certificate in Competency' as a Child Welfare Assistant and were qualified to work in child minding centres and private homes where they changed, bathed, fed and played with babies.

The curriculum, lecture notes and journal papers on motherhood and infant care are included in this series.

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Queensland State Archives Series ID 20266, Maternal and Child Welfare: Training of Child Welfare Students
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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