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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.


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 FOCUSSED
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.

YOUR 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 - 2022Available Online

APPLICATIONS FOR TERM 1, 2022
Applications for Term 1, 2022 are now closed. The next intake for this course will be Term 1, 2023.

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
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
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

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. 

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$3,984.00

The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. It is based on a standard full-time study load (generally this is two terms of study, with four units studied per term). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

ABOUT FEES

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.

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

Applications for Term 1, 2022 are now closed. The next intake for this course will be Term 1, 2023. 

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