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Attestation for IBPS 2022-2023 is now closed

We’ve now closed the attestation period for this year. Hospitals that meet the IBPS criteria will receive their refunds in October.

If your bank account details have changed since 20 June 2022, it’s important that you change them in the VMIA portal. Alternatively, complete a VMIA Supplier Registration Form [PDF, 145KB], and email it with a deposit slip to

More information available here at IBPS attestation.

What's new

The upcoming 2023-2024 training year will have a slightly different training criteria as follows:

  • Focus Area 1: Multiple Professional Maternity Emergency Training:
    • face-to-face training and drill training to be included.
  • Focus Area 2: Fetal Surveillance:
    • face-to-face training to be included every other year
    • online every other year, plus a minimum two hours of interactive CTG interpretation and clinical management learning sessions (internal or RANZCOG webinars) led by a senior clinician who has attained an assessment score >75 in the past two years
    • attestation criteria to include 80% of clinical staff who have attained the equivalent to a practitioner level 2 (or greater) score of achievement after 1 September 2023.

For more information, please refer to the IBPS operating manual. [PDF, 2.29MB] 

If you have any queries, please email:

Putting women and babies first

The evidence is clear. When birth suite clinicians take part in best practice training, outcomes for women and their babies improve. It also helps to manage risk within your health service, and improve teamwork contributing to a healthier, safer community.

If your hospital has trained more than 80% of birth suite clinicians staff in programs that meet the training criteria in the IBPS program, we’ll refund part of the obstetric component of your medical indemnity premium. For larger hospitals this will be 5%, while smaller health services will receive a minimum of $24,000.

It’s a simple philosophy that drives the program. We all benefit when our health professionals are working at their very best.


How to get your refund

You’ll need to deliver education and training to your birth suite clinicians in three key areas:

  1. Multidisciplinary maternity emergency management
  2. Fetal surveillance
  3. Neonatal resuscitation

If you can demonstrate that you’ve met the attestation criteria this financial year, we’ll be happy to reward you with the refund in October. You’ll find all you need to know about the program in the IBPS operating manual [PDF, 2.29MB]: training information, getting the refund, meeting the eligibility criteria, and answers to common questions you might have. 

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