Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry)
- Semester 1 (February)
- 16 units
- 2 years or part-time equivalent
Become a midwife
Are you a registered nurse (RN) looking to become a midwife? Our hands-on Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) just might be the answer.
Put your midwifery skills in to practice
Our online Midwifery degree is hands on with 50% of your studies dedicated to midwifery practice experience courses. You will gain over 1000 hours of clinical experience in hospital settings, family planning clinics, community health, and home visiting. In addition, under the supervision of a registered midwife you will take the lead role in the continuity of care of a minimum of ten women throughout their pregnancy. You will experience placements in birth suites, antenatal clinics, postnatal and neonatal units.
Our Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) has a strong focus on Indigenous health and human rights inspired by the Respectful Maternity Care charter. Your studies will include preconception, pregnancy, labour and birth, post birth as well as social and political contexts, multicultural aspects, evidence based practice, choices, and models of midwifery and maternity care.
Residential schoolsStudents studying the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) will be required to come on campus to three residential schools at USQ Ipswich to complete your studies.
The Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) program is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).
As a graduate, you will be prepared for your career as a midwife in clinics, maternity hospitals or primary care settings, family planning clinics, neonatal units and community health. You will also be qualified to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete clinical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.
All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of clinical/professional practice within this program.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.
All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this program.
In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6344|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 19040|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Be a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with a bachelor degree in Nursing or equivalent. (You will be required to provide a certified copy of your Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent.)
- Provide evidence of current registration as a nurse with a Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) certificate.
Additional entry requirements
- Blue Card
- Australian Federal Police Certificate
- Hepatitis B Immunisation
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Immunisation
- CPR Certificate
- Queensland Health Student Orientation Requirements
- QHealth-Occupational Health & Safety Certificates (4)
- Clinical Placement Student Declaration
Note: Students may not be allocated a placement if any of the above documents are not current.
English Language Requirements
All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
- Applications for Semester 1, 2017 will close on Monday 13 February, 2017.