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Charles Darwin University (CDU)

  • 20% international / 80% domestic

Bachelor of Midwifery

  • Bachelor

Through a partnership approach, midwives provide woman centred, evidence based care for women and babies throughout the childbearing journey in a variety of settings.

Key details

Degree Type
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person, Online

About this course

Through a partnership approach, midwives provide woman centred, evidence based care for women and babies throughout the childbearing journey in a variety of settings. Midwives play an important role in promoting the health and wellbeing of women and their families by supporting the woman's childbearing choices and providing expertise around pregnancy, birth, postnatal and the newborn period. Midwives collaborate with other health professionals to continue midwifery care in complex situations. The Bachelor of Midwifery at CDU is aligned with the International Confederation of Midwives' definition of the midwife. Students require a high level of motivation, determination and organisation to successfully negotiate study and clinical experience requirements with work and family commitments. The online nature of the course requires students to be disciplined and committed in their study habits. Students should consider whether their family life and work commitments will support their attendance at placement and time available for study. Placement may occur during and outside of the semester and students may be required to travel away from home to complete up to 6 weeks of placement at their own expense. Students need to be aware that: There are inherent requirements for midwifery. Inherent requirements are the essential abilities, knowledge and skills to achieve course learning outcomes and to be able to safely practise as a midwife. Midwifery requires a degree of physical strength and mobility, endurance, communication and cognitive abilities for safe practice. For more detailed information see . Reporting obligations: Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, CDU is required to register midwifery students with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and to notify AHPRA if a student has or develops a health impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm. Students have obligations under the National Law and are expected to understand their obligations prior to enrolling. More information available at . This is a quota course with more applicants than places available, eligible applicants will be ranked in order of academic merit.

Entry requirements

The Bachelor of Midwifery is a highly competitive course which has a quota of approximately 100 places each year. This means that although you may meet the minimum entry requirements for the course, you may not be ranked high enough to receive an offer. Quota courses are included in the main January offer round. Admission requirements are met by one of the following: * After any applicable have been applied. Residents of Sydney, NSW Central Coast and NSW North Coast are advised to call Student Central on 1800 061 963 prior to applying to discuss placement. Midwifery students must meet a specific level of English language proficiency before they start in a course. You can show English language proficiency by: All applicants are required to meet the English Language Skills Registration Standard as outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) at . Applicants will be required to submit the following via their UAC/SATAC application to demonstrate they meet the above standard prior to being included in offer rounds in one of the following ways: A signed English Language Declaration indicating the following: *Recognised countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and USA. OR Applicants have achieved and can supply evidence of the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests: To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application. The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either: * All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified. * Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications. Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au. : Students must provide proof that they have met all university and State/Territory pre-clinical requirements before they can undertake those units that include clinical placements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, immunisation requirements, Senior First Aid qualification, annual criminal record checks and/or working with children clearances and/or fitness-to-practice requirements. There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

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