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Bachelor of Midwifery

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The Bachelor of Midwifery is for those who want to become registered midwives and work in maternity settings such as hospitals, birth centres and other community agencies.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time

About this course

The Bachelor of Midwifery is for those who want to become registered midwives and work in maternity settings such as hospitals, birth centres and other community agencies.

This midwifery course will teach you how to:

  • manage normal pregnancy and childbirth
  • provide effective postnatal, maternal and newborn care to women and their newborn infant
  • provide safe and reliable care that meets the individual psychological, emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs of women.

Bachelor of Midwifery students will do over 1000 hours of midwifery clinical practice throughout the course in hospital and community settings. The students will also engage with a minimum of ten women to follow their pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care journey called their Continuity of Care Experiences (CCE). This experience involves the student recruiting the woman in early pregnancy and attending appointments throughout. If possible, the student attends the labour and birth and follows the woman after discharge home up to six weeks following birth.

Possible career paths include:

  • registered midwife within maternity settings
  • consultant midwife
  • clinical specialist
  • antenatal educator
  • researcher
  • family care
  • independent midwifery practitioner.
  • special care nurseries

A graduate entry program is available to registered nurses and paramedics.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.

Queensland
  • Prerequisites: English (4, SA).
Victoria
  • Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Study locations

Melbourne

Brisbane