2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.
Course available at
Brisbane - Away-from-Base mode also available from Brisbane for Indigenous students only.
Melbourne - Not offered in 2021
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.
An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) an applicant must have either completed:
- a Bachelor of Nursing with a grade point average of at least 4.0 on the ACU seven point scale; AND
- one year of post-registration clinical practice; AND
- be a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- a Bachelor of Paramedicine with a grade point average of at least 4.0 on the ACU seven point scale AND
- be a Registered Paramedic with a minimum of one year field experience.
Disclamer :The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry), a student must complete 150 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
- 80 cp from Midwifery Theory Units (Part A);
- 60 cp from Midwifery Practice Units (Part B);
- 10 cp from Interdisciplinary Unit (Part C).
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.
Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.
Schedule of unit offerings
Part A : Midwifery Theory Units
Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:
|MDGE100||Introduction to Midwifery and Care of the Pregnant Woman||10|
|MIDW215||Perinatal Mental Health||10|
|MIDW216||Midwifery Care of the Birthing Woman||10||Enrolment in the two combined intensives for MDGE100 Introduction to Midwifery and Care of the Pregnant Woman, and MDGE101 Introduction to Midwifery Practice (P)|
|MIDW217||Midwifery Care of the Woman with Complex Needs||10|
|MIDW246||Midwifery Care of the Postnatal Woman and Family||10|
|MIDW335||Babies Needing Extra Care||10|
|MIDW351||Global Perspectives on Midwifery||10|
|MIDW353||The Inquiring Midwife||10|
A student must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Midwifery or the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) to undertake MIDW coded units. A student must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) to undertake MDGE coded units.
Part B : Midwifery Practice Units
Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:
|MDGE101||Introduction to Midwifery Practice||10|
|MIDW200||Clinical Midwifery Practice 2||10||Enrolment in the intensive for MDGE101 Introduction to Midwifery Practice (P)|
|MIDW201||Clinical Midwifery Practice 3||10|
|MIDW300||Clinical Midwifery Practice 4: Caring for Babies||10|
|MIDW301||Clinical Midwifery Practice 5||20|
Part C : Interdisciplinary Unit
Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:
|HLSC120||Indigenous Health and Culture||10|
Students who have already completed HLSC120 Indigenous Health and Culture (former unit name Society, Culture and Health) or an equivalent unit as part of a previous Bachelor degree, may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.