Bachelor of Midwifery (Indigenous)



Domestic applications for this course for Semester 1, 2017 have closed. Please revisit this page in August 2017 for 2018 availability.

Available to:
Domestic students only.
Location:
  • Brisbane
Duration:

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

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This midwifery course is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who want to become registered midwives.

As with the Bachelor of Midwifery, this course prepares Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to work as entry-level midwives in any maternity setting – focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families.

Students will enrol in this midwifery course in an ‘away-from-base’ capacity. The ‘away-from-base’ mode enables students to live and work in their local community while studying and attending four residentials of one week each in Brisbane throughout the year.

The Bachelor of Midwifery (Indigenous) degree will teach you how to:

  • manage normal pregnancy and childbirth
  • provide effective postnatal, maternal and newborn care
  • provide safe and reliable care that meets the individual psychological, emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs of mothers
  • promote positive health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children in rural and remote locations.

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Multi-mode) - (Application not available)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

240

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
  • Average first year fee: $7020 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

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 (ESL) or 25 in any other English.



Domestic applications for this course for Semester 1, 2017 have closed. Please revisit this page in August 2017 for 2018 availability.

Graduates can pursue a range of careers including: midwife, consultant midwife, clinical specialist, pre-natal educator, researcher, family care and child health centre professional.

Students will undertake clinical placements at maternity hospitals and community facilities across Australia. The first clinical placement begins in the first year of the program. Our clinical partners are very important to us and range from small maternity units to large tertiary hospitals. In Queensland partners include the Mater Health Service, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Redcliffe Hospital. There are many more partners including rural health services where students experience placement.

Eligible graduates can apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please refer to the Registration Standards for Midwives on the AHPRA website.

Students may apply to take part in a community engagement elective in the third year of their studies that offers the opportunity to study a number of women during their pregnancies and undertake approved available overseas study.  This presents students with the opportunity to experience different cultural health practices and services.

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours).

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a suite of postgraduate coursework degrees with specialties including mental health, clinical education and health administration.

The Weemala Indigenous Higher Education Unit at the Brisbane campus provides social, cultural, personal and academic support for Indigenous students undertaking this course. Weemala also assists with the coordination of travel, accommodation and meals whilst students undertake this course.

Immunisation

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation prior to attending clinical placements at hospitals and other health agencies.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate

Students must have a current CPR Certificate from an accredited source prior to undertaking clinical practice. A valid CPR certificate must be presented to the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in the respective state annually.

Blue Card (Qld only)

In Queensland, all students who work with children and young people as part of their studies will need to apply for a blue card from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian. Visit the Blue Card Services website for further information.

Police Check

It  is the responsibility of the student to pay for and obtain a Police Check upon  acceptance into the course. The Police Check must be presented to the School of  Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in the respective state as advised by the  Clinical Office. Students who have not presented a Police Check will be unable  to participate in practical units.

Uniforms

Students are required to purchase and wear an ACU student midwife uniform during clinical components of the course. Details regarding uniform purchase will be made available from the clinical office in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in the respective state after enrolment.

Domestic Students

This midwifery course is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who want to become registered midwives.

As with the Bachelor of Midwifery, this course prepares Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to work as entry-level midwives in any maternity setting – focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families.

Students will enrol in this midwifery course in an ‘away-from-base’ capacity. The ‘away-from-base’ mode enables students to live and work in their local community while studying and attending four residentials of one week each in Brisbane throughout the year.

The Bachelor of Midwifery (Indigenous) degree will teach you how to:

  • manage normal pregnancy and childbirth
  • provide effective postnatal, maternal and newborn care
  • provide safe and reliable care that meets the individual psychological, emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs of mothers
  • promote positive health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children in rural and remote locations.

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Important Note on Fees

Graduates can pursue a range of careers including: midwife, consultant midwife, clinical specialist, pre-natal educator, researcher, family care and child health centre professional.

Students will undertake clinical placements at maternity hospitals and community facilities across Australia. The first clinical placement begins in the first year of the program. Our clinical partners are very important to us and range from small maternity units to large tertiary hospitals. In Queensland partners include the Mater Health Service, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Redcliffe Hospital. There are many more partners including rural health services where students experience placement.

Eligible graduates can apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please refer to the Registration Standards for Midwives on the AHPRA website.

Students may apply to take part in a community engagement elective in the third year of their studies that offers the opportunity to study a number of women during their pregnancies and undertake approved available overseas study.  This presents students with the opportunity to experience different cultural health practices and services.

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours).

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a suite of postgraduate coursework degrees with specialties including mental health, clinical education and health administration.

The Weemala Indigenous Higher Education Unit at the Brisbane campus provides social, cultural, personal and academic support for Indigenous students undertaking this course. Weemala also assists with the coordination of travel, accommodation and meals whilst students undertake this course.

Immunisation

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation prior to attending clinical placements at hospitals and other health agencies.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate

Students must have a current CPR Certificate from an accredited source prior to undertaking clinical practice. A valid CPR certificate must be presented to the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in the respective state annually.

Blue Card (Qld only)

In Queensland, all students who work with children and young people as part of their studies will need to apply for a blue card from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian. Visit the Blue Card Services website for further information.

Police Check

It  is the responsibility of the student to pay for and obtain a Police Check upon  acceptance into the course. The Police Check must be presented to the School of  Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in the respective state as advised by the  Clinical Office. Students who have not presented a Police Check will be unable  to participate in practical units.

Uniforms

Students are required to purchase and wear an ACU student midwife uniform during clinical components of the course. Details regarding uniform purchase will be made available from the clinical office in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in the respective state after enrolment.