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Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) - CM16

Designed as an educational pathway for registered nurses, this course will enable you to gain a midwifery qualification and work as a Registered Midwife in a variety of health care settings.

Throughout the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry), you will progressively develop a woman-centred approach to midwifery practice and participate in extensive practical experiences, including residential schools and clinical placement (896 hours). You will benefit from CQUniversity's partnerships with Queensland hospitals and a course designed to allow you to complete your degree in 18 months.

Applications for Term 1, 2023, are closed for this course. 

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

12/96

DURATION

1.5 years full-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Please refer to the Entry Requirements tab.

The Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) aims to provide Australian Registered Nurses with the theoretical, practical, and research knowledge required to be competent and effective Registered Midwives.

During your course, you will benefit from innovative teaching strategies that meet Australian national standards and integrates extensive practical experience into your learning. The clinical placements will prepare you to keep pace with the complex demands of today's ever-evolving health care industry in the region that you live in. You will progressively develop a woman-centred approach to midwifery practice underpinned by cultural safety, evidence-informed practice, collaborative partnerships, and intra/inter-professional relationships founded in primary health care principles.

The Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) course is a two-year program of study, accelerated over 18 months. The Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) course is predicated on a total of three years of learning equivalent to a Bachelor course studied over three years. All eligible applicants must hold a Bachelor of Nursing degree and are awarded one year of recognition of prior learning. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration as a Registered Midwife. 

Designed in consultation with industry, our refreshed curriculum covers topics in pharmacology and the emerging trends in digital health, meeting the new ANMAC education standards. 

Core Units 12 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

Course Structure

You are required to complete 12 compulsory units.

Unit Information

For information on the units you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

Credit Transfer Information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Career Focused

CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) is the ideal course for you if you are a registered nurse interested in expanding your career into midwifery. Completion of this course enables registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. To be eligible to study this course you must be a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Innovative Course Content

The Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) adopts a women-centred care approach using midwifery philosophies and primary health care principles as a foundation of practice. You will study 12 units that provide you with the skills and knowledge to deliver the full scope of midwifery practice. You will be able to provide complex care and have cultural sensitivity. The course develops your midwifery skills as well as your skills in communication, teamwork and ethics.

Real-world Opportunities

Within this course, you will complete 896 hours of clinical placement spread across four units. These clinical placements provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to practise at the level of a competent beginning midwife and you will manage the delivery of 30 births. CQUniversity has collaborative partnerships with many hospitals across Queensland, so you can complete your clinical placements in supporting environments. Student numbers for this course are capped to ensure we can provide suitable clinical places to support your learning experience.

Online Experience

Delivered online this course gives you the flexibility to balance work, family and other commitments while you study. As an online student, you will benefit from a personalised student experience, and the latest in learning technology keeps you connected and supported throughout your studies. You will need to attend three residential schools for this course.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 1 - 2024Available Online

Clinical Placements

We have confirmed clinical placements in each of the below regions in 2022. 

Bundaberg4
Brisbane and surrounds13
Cairns and surrounds7
Mackay2
Toowoomba and surrounds15

Term 1 2023 Application Timelines

Applications for Term 1, 2023 for this course open on Monday 13 June 2022, and close Friday, 30 September 2022. Offers will then commence mid November 2022.

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Midwifery Practice 3MDWF13003Clinical Placement 224 hours plus continuity of care experiences. AMSAT is to be completed on two occasions during the unit. This will be completed during weeks 6 and 12 of the term and will enable students that are facing clinical challenges to be identified and supported early. This is a requirement for the proposed ANMAC Midwifery Education Standards and will also form part of the student's ePortfolio.
Midwifery Practice 4MDWF13006Clinical Placement 224 hours plus continuity of care experiences. The Australian Midwifery Standards Assessment Tool (AMSAT) is to be completed on two occasions during the unit. This will be completed during weeks 6 and 12 of the term and will enable students that are facing clinical challenges to be identified and supported early. This is a requirement for the proposed ANMAC Midwifery Education Standards and will also form part of the student's ePortfolio.
Midwifery Practice 1MDWF12003Clinical Placement 224 hours plus continuity of care experiences. AMSAT is to be completed on two occasions during the unit. This will be completed during weeks 6 and 12 of the term and will enable students that are facing clinical challenges to be identified and supported early. This is a requirement for the proposed ANMAC Midwifery Education Standards and will also form part of the student's ePortfolio.
Midwifery Practice 2MDWF12006Clinical Placement 224 hours plus continuity of care experiences. AMSAT is to be completed on two occasions during the unit. This will be completed during weeks 6 and 12 of the term and will enable students that are facing clinical challenges to be identified and supported early. This is a requirement for the proposed ANMAC Midwifery Education Standards and will also form part of the student's ePortfolio.


Clinical Placements
We have confirmed clinical placements in each of the below regions in 2022. 

Bundaberg4
Brisbane and surrounds13
Cairns and surrounds7
Mackay2
Toowoomba and surrounds15

Throughout your studies, you will complete a total of four placement units. Clinical placements are integrated into the course from the very start of your studies and in every term, allowing you to balance placement and your studies with work. Clinical placements are coordinated based on your location and hospital availability. Depending on availability you may be required to travel, and cover associated travel costs, to complete your placement. Our midwifery team will work with you to provide the details and arrangements for your placements closer to the start of the term.

Compulsory residential schools for students studying via mixed mode will be required for the following units. MDWF12003 Midwifery Practice 1 MDWF12006 Midwifery Practice 2 MDWF13006 Midwifery Practice 4

Student profile

If you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent education and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2022.

Institute profile

To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022 view our Institute Profile.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.

Entry Requirements

To be considered for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse; and
  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), or equivalent, Bachelor of Nursing qualification.

It is a course requirement that all students maintain their AHPRA nursing registration for the duration of the course. Students must immediately report any professional investigations into their nursing practice and employment, and/or any restriction or suspension of their AHPRA registration to CQUniversity.

Security Requirements

Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) students must hold a current and valid registered nursing licence with AHPRA to be considered for entry into the course and ongoing enrolment in the degree. It is a course requirement that all students maintain their AHPRA nursing registration for the duration of the course. Students must immediately report any professional investigations into their nursing practice and employment, and/or any restriction or suspension of their AHPRA registration to CQUniversity.

Health Requirements

· All Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) students are required to meet the mandatory check requirements.

· Please review the mandatory check requirements for your course via this link.

· Mandatory checks documentation must be uploaded to the CQU Placement System ‘SONIA’ by the closing date. These will then be reviewed by our Work Integrated Learning Team.

· Should mandatory checks be outstanding or expired clinical placement is terminated.

· Failure to meet the mandatory check requirements by the due date will result in you being unable to attend residential school and ineligible to commence clinical placement, therefore you will need to withdraw from the course.

Students are required to be vaccinated prior to attending clinical placement with the following vaccinations:

  • Hepatitis A, and B
  • Influenza
  • Tuberculosis
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • Pertussis
  • Varicella

Please note, applicants are strongly encouraged to begin gathering their checks as early as possible.

Assumed Knowledge

Applicants must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a registered nurse in order to undertake the course. Applicants are also required to have an undergraduate degree for acceptance into the course. Recognition of prior learning will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) will be able to work as a Registered Midwife in a variety of health care settings.

The Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). The Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) leads to eligibility for registration as a midwife in Australia. 

2023 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$4,122.00

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth support and government assistance loans

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees.  Learn more about paying for university.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.  Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy.  Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

APPLY DIRECTLY TO CQUNIVERSITY
To apply for this course, submit your application directly to CQUniversity using the Apply button below.

Term 1 2023 applications are closed

Applications for Term 1, 2023, for this course closed on Friday, 30 September 2022. Offers for Term 1, 2023, will commence in mid-November 2022. 

Register your interest to stay informed about future intakes, course updates and important timelines in the application process. 

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