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  • Objectives
    The course provides the opportunity to develop and enhance midwifery knowledge, skills, expertise and leadership potential. This course provides the opportunity to conceptualise new and creative approaches to midwifery care, congruent with societal and professional trends. The course provides for multiple entry points, and allows for completion at Master's level, or exit at Graduate Diploma level. Opportunity is provided for registered nurses to gain a midwifery qualification, and for midwives holding a midwifery certificate to gain a postgraduate qualification.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Point 1 (120cp - Three semesters) - (Brisbane and Melbourne only) 1. Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent; and 2. eligibility for nurse registration in the state where the course is to be undertaken. Entry Point 2 (80cp - Two semesters) - (Ballarat, Brisbane and Melbourne) 1. Practising midwives with a Bachelor degree or equivalent; and 2. eligibility for midwifery registration in the state where the course is to be undertaken. Entry Point 3 (40cp - One semester) - (Ballarat, Brisbane and Melbourne) 1. Graduate Diploma in Midwifery or equivalent; and 2. eligibility for midwifery registration in the State where the course is to be undertaken. * An applicant who holds a Diploma or Certificate in Nursing may apply for special admission * 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 * An applicant who lacks the formal prerequisite but who has equivalent midwifery qualifications and experience may apply for special admission
  • Academic Title
    Master of Midwifery
  • Course description
    Graduates will be eligible to seek registration/endorsement as midwives from the State nurse registration authorities.

    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. 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 124
            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 Co-ordinator.
       2. Entry Point 224
            80 cp, consisting of:
             1. 70 cp from Core Units B and C; and
             2. 10 cp from Master’s level Electives approved by the Course Co-ordinator.
       3. Entry Point 324
            40 cp, consisting of:
             1. 30 cp from Core Units C; and
             2. 10 cp from Master’s level Electives approved by the Course Co-ordinator.

    2. 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

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

    Core Units A
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    NRSG515     10     Midwifery Foundations
    NRSG516     10     Childbearing Foundations
    NRSG517     10     Midwifery Practice 1
    NRSG518     10     Practice Partnerships
    NRSG519     10     Contexts of Midwifery
    NRSG520     10     Childbearing Challenges (Pre: NRSG518. Co: NRSG521)
    NRSG521     10     Midwifery Practice 2 (Pre: NRSG517. Co: NRSG520)
    NRSG522     10     Family Mental Health and Wellness

    Core Units B
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    NRSG508     10     Contemporary Midwifery Practice
    NRSG519     10     Contexts of Midwifery
    NRSG522     10     Family Mental Health and Wellness

    Core Units C
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    NRSG523     10     Ethical Issues and Midwifery Practice
    NSRG605     10     Global Contexts of Midwifery
    NRSG610     10     Interpreting Health Research

    24 Refer to the Admission Rules for entry requirements for each entry point.

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