Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)

Course information for - 2023 entry

Offered at 2 locations

Duration
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
ATAR
N/A
Fees (first year)*

$8251 CSP

Start dates
Semester 1 intake: Beginning February 2023
Applications open August 2022
Midyear (Semester 2) intake: Beginning July 2023
Applications open April 2023

Overview

The Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) is a one-year degree for high-achieving students who have already completed the Bachelor of Midwifery or equivalent. The honours degree allows students to build upon the knowledge gained in their past degree, develop research skills that will equip them for future study at a higher degree level and work closely with an academic expert to contribute to a particular area of interest. The main focus of the degree is to produce a research thesis under supervision from experienced academic staff.

Importantly, this degree does not lead to registration as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Careers

Completion of an Honours degree equips graduates with important skills in research, data analysis and interpretation, and project management. It is the most efficient pathway to doctoral studies. An Honours degree also provides graduates with greater knowledge of research and interpretation, which can be usefully applied in the clinical setting.

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours), a student must complete 80 credit points (cp).

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Sample program map

Year - Study periodUnit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5

Year 1 - Semester 1

HLSC406 Research Methods in Biomedical and Health Sciences Research

HLSC407 Communicating Research in Biomedical and Health Sciences

HLSC408 Qualitative Research Methods in Health Science


or

HLSC409 Statistics for Biomedical and Health Sciences Research

MIDW400 Honours Thesis (Part A)

Year 1 - Semester 2

MIDW401 Honours Thesis (Part B)


This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

AQF framework

Bachelor Honours - AQF Level 8

Entry requirements

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

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible to apply for admission to the course, a student must have completed a Bachelor of Midwifery and attained a GPA of 5.50.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.

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Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

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Pathways

Further study

Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree within the Faculty of Health Sciences. Graduates may also be eligible to undertake a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Fees

Course costs

Average first year fee*

$8251 CSP

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.

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support. 

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Scholarships

You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.  

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How to apply

Domestic applicants

Direct application

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Deferment

No deferment available.

 

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