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Master of Midwifery

MMidw

120 cp

Minimum duration: 1.5 years 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 (120 cp – Three semesters) (Brisbane and Melbourne only)

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

Entry Point 2 (80 cp – Two semesters) – (Ballarat, Brisbane and Melbourne)

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

Entry Point 3 (40 cp – One semester) – (Ballarat, Brisbane and Melbourne)

  1. Graduate Diploma in Midwifery or equivalent4; and
  2. eligibility for midwifery registration in Australia.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete the following requirements, undertaking units from the Schedule of Unit Offerings:

  1. Entry Point 15
    120 cp, consisting of:
    1. 110 cp from Core Units A and C; and
    2. 10 cp from Master’s level Electives approved by the Course Coordinator.
  2. Entry Point 25
    80 cp, consisting of:
    1. 60 cp from Core Units B and C; and
    2. 20 cp from Master’s level Electives approved by the Course Coordinator.
  3. Entry Point 35
    40 cp, consisting of:
    1. 30 cp from Core Units C; and
    2. 10 cp from Master’s level Electives approved by the Course Coordinator.

3. Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Diploma in Midwifery may exit with that award.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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

Core Units A

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: MIDW18. Co: MIDW521)
MIDW521 10 Midwifery Practice 2 (Pre: MIDW517. Co: MIDW520)

Core Units B

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HLSC522 10 Family Mental Health and Wellness
MIDW508 10 Contemporary Midwifery Practice
MIDW519 10 Contexts of Midwifery

Core Units C

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HLSC600 10 Ethics in Contemporary Practice
MIDW605 10 Global Contexts of Midwifery
NRSG640 10 Interpreting Health Research


1 A 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.
4 An applicant who lacks the formal prerequisite but who has equivalent midwifery qualifications and experience may apply for special admission.
5 Refer to the Admission Rules for entry requirements for each entry point.

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