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Graduate Diploma in Midwifery


80 cp

Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Ballarat Victoria (from Entry Point 2 only)
Brisbane Queensland
Melbourne Victoria

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.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

Entry Point 1

  1. Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent2; and
  2. eligibility for nurse registration in Australia.

Entry Point 2

  1. practising midwives with a Bachelor degree or equivalent3; and
  2. eligibility for midwifery registration in Australia.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Graduate Diploma

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma, a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Click here for Unit Descriptions

Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HLSC522 10 Family Mental Health and Wellness
MIDW515 10 Midwifery Foundations
MIDW516 10 Childbearing Foundations
MIDW517 10 Midwifery Practice 1
MIDW518 10 Practice Partnerships
MIDW519 10 Contexts of Midwifery
MIDW520 10 Childbearing Challenges (Pre: MIDW518 Co: MIDW521)
MIDW521 10 Midwifery Practice 2 (Pre: MIDW517 Co: MIDW520)

1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2 An applicant who holds a diploma or certificate in nursing may apply for special admission.
3 An applicant who lacks the formal prerequisite but who is licensed to practise midwifery within the state where the course is to be undertaken may apply for special admission to Entry Point 2.