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Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) - CK30

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.

Please note that applications for Term 1 2021 have closed. The next available intake will be Term 1, 2022.

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) provides registered nurses the opportunity to complete a course to enable you to apply for registration as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). This qualification provides you with a qualification that will equip you with necessary skills and knowledge in the areas of antenatal, childbirth and postnatal care.

The Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) uses innovative teaching strategies that meet Australian national standards. As a CQUniversity midwifery student, you will benefit from the right mix of practical experience and theoretical knowledge. Our 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. 

Upon completion, you will be a skilled, knowledgeable and effective midwife who is competent and capable of working in a variety of settings.


Core Units 12 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

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.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 1 - 2021Available Online

APPLICATIONS FOR TERM 1 2021 - CLOSED
Please note that applications for Term 1, 2021 have closed for this course. The next available intake will be Term 1 2022. Register your interest to stay informed about course developments and important timelines in the application process.

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Midwifery Practice 4MDWF13006Clinical Placement 224 hours plus continuity of care experiences.
Midwifery Practice 3MDWF13003Clinical Placement 224 hours plus continuity of care experiences.
Midwifery Practice 2MDWF12006Clinical Placement 224 hours plus continuity of care experiences.
Midwifery Practice 1MDWF12003Clinical Placement 224 hours plus continuity of care experiences.

Clinical Placements
The following clinical placements have been confirmed early and are available to students interested in studying the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) in Term 1,2021 in the listed regions:

HospitalPlacement Number
Toowoomba Base Hospital10
Greenslope Private Hospital (Brisbane)2
Bundaberg Base Hospital2
John Flynn Hospital (Gold Coast)1

Additional available clinical placement positions across Queensland are expected to be confirmed by 30 September 2020. As availabilities are confirmed, this page will be updated accordingly.

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 distance will be required for some units.

Student Profile
If you would like to read about the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2019.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 view our Institute Profile.

Applicants must be registered with 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.

CK30 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.

Security Requirements

CK30 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.

· You will not be able to access SONIA until enrolled in your first term units.

· 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.

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

Assumed Knowledge

Applicants must be registered with 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.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) you will be able to work as a Registered Midwife in a variety of health care settings, including private practice.

This course has professional accreditation with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, subject to Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) approval.
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?

You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

The majority of units within this course fall within Band 1. Some units may fall within Band 2 and/or 3.

Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying. Incidental fees are applicable for clinical placement forfeiture and clinical placement supplementation if this occurs.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

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APPLICATIONS FOR TERM 1 2021 - CLOSED
Please note that applications for Term 1, 2021 have closed for this course. The next available intake will be Term 1 2022. Register your interest to stay informed about course developments and important timelines in the application process.

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