Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Fremantle Campus

This 18-month postgraduate program provides the ideal educational environment for Registered Nurses who wish to become midwives. The full-time program combines theory, research and professional practice so that you can embark on a career in midwifery with confidence. Woman-centred care is the basis of this program which reflects contemporary national and international best practice. You will benefit from small class sizes, a focus on pastoral care from staff and professional practice experiences in a variety of quality midwifery settings.

  • Why study this degree?

    In the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery, a significantly high proportion of ‘hands-on’ professional
    practice includes quality experience with you as a part of the midwifery healthcare team. A variety
    of placements include public and private settings in both the city and rural areas, from large teaching
    hospitals to small healthcare centres. This quality professional practice experience enables graduates
    to be confident, competent and able to adapt quickly to the midwifery workplace.

    The unique program, which follows the philosophy of ‘woman-centred’ midwifery practice, will
    enable you to develop a high level of critical thinking, technical competence and interdisciplinary
    teamwork skills. Your assessments are based on written assignments, tutorial presentations, case
    studies, various projects and examinations and professional practice assessment at the university and
    healthcare setting level. On graduation you will have fulfilled all necessary requirements of the
    Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency, enabling you to register as a midwife with the
    Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

  • Program summary

    • Midwifery Theory 1
    • Midwifery Theory 2
    • Midwifery Theory 3
    • Contemporary Issues in Midwifery 1
    • Contemporary Issues in Midwifery 2
    • Contemporary Issues in Midwifery 3
    • Qualitative Research Methods in Midwifery
    • Quantitative Research Methods in Midwifery
    • Midwifery in Practice 1
    • Midwifery in Practice 2
    • Midwifery in Practice 3
    • Ethics for Professional Life (core unit)

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    The following entry requirements apply to this program:

    • A bachelor degree in nursing or the equivalent and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
    • Registered nurses who do not have a level 7 AQF qualification in nursing may be admitted with an alternative mode of entry assessment and recent clinical nursing experience.
  • Fees and costs

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    FEE-HELP
    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index and also includes a loan fee of 25 per cent for all undergraduate programs of study.

    For further information, or for indicative fees for domestic or international students, please visit our Fees Page.

  • More information

    For more information on the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery, please call our Prospective Students
    Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email future@nd.edu.au.

    All International enquiries should contact the International Students Office on
    international@nd.edu.au.

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