Credit points


Minimum duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

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

All students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in 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.



English (Units 3 & 4, C)


Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

New South Wales

Assumed knowledgeNil

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 60 cp from Interdisciplinary Units (Part A);
  2. 20 cp from University Core Curriculum Units; (Part B)
  3. 90 cp from Midwifery Theory Units (Part C);
  4. 70 cp from Midwifery Professional Practice Units (Part D).

Progression requirements

Students normally complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200 or 300-level) in that sequence.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

  • BIOL121Human Biological Science 110 CP
  • BIOL122Human Biological Science 210 CP
  • HLSC111The Person, Health and Wellbeing10 CP
  • HLSC120Indigenous Health and Culture10 CP
  • HLSC122Evidence for Practice10 CP
  • HLSC220Health Care Ethics10 CP

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10 CP
  • PHCC102Being Human10 CP
  • PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10 CP
  • UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10 CP
  • PHCC320The Just Society10 CP

Complete exactly 90 credit points from the following:

  • MIDW113Midwifery Care of the Pregnant Woman10 CP
  • MIDW215Perinatal Mental Health10 CP
  • MIDW216Midwifery Care of the Birthing Woman10 CP
  • MIDW217Midwifery Care of the Woman with Complex Needs10 CP
  • MIDW246Midwifery Care of the Postnatal Woman and Family10 CP
  • MIDW335Babies Needing Extra Care10 CP
  • MIDW350The Profession of Midwifery10 CP
  • MIDW351Global Perspectives on Midwifery10 CP
  • MIDW353The Inquiring Midwife10 CP

A student must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Midwifery or the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) to undertake MIDW coded units.

Complete exactly 70 credit points from the following:

  • MIDW111Midwifery Professional Practice 1: Foundations in Midwifery Knowledge and Practice10 CP
  • MIDW122Midwifery Professional Practice 210 CP
  • MIDW213Midwifery Professional Practice 310 CP
  • MIDW224Midwifery Professional Practice 410 CP
  • MIDW315Midwifery Professional Practice 510 CP
  • MIDW326Midwifery Professional Practice 620 CP

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

  • Interdisciplinary UnitsHLSC120Indigenous Health and Culture10 cp
  • Interdisciplinary UnitsHLSC122Evidence for Practice10 cp
  • Interdisciplinary UnitsBIOL121Human Biological Science 1

    Campus Attendance

    10 cp
  • Midwifery Professional Practice UnitsMIDW111Midwifery Professional Practice 1: Foundations in Midwifery Knowledge and Practice10 cp
  • Core Curriculum Units Core Curriculum Unit 1See the ACU Core Curriculum page for details 10 cp
  • Interdisciplinary UnitsHLSC111The Person, Health and Wellbeing10 cp
  • Midwifery Theory UnitsMIDW113Midwifery Care of the Pregnant Woman

    (Pre: HLSC122 & MIDW111)

    10 cp
  • Midwifery Professional Practice UnitsMIDW122Midwifery Professional Practice 2

    (Pre: BIOL121 & MIDW111)

    10 cp

All units are delivered in multi-mode unless otherwise indicated in the map.

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in the unit. 


Away-from-Base mode also available from Brisbane for Indigenous students only.

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