Compare institutions offeringBachelor of Midwifery

This qualification prepares you to work as a Midwife.
in Australia
12 institutions:

Southern Cross University

Study modeOn-campus
Study duration3 years full-time (part-time available)

Western Sydney University

Study modeOn-campus
Study duration3 years full-time

Charles Darwin University

Study modeOnline, On-campus
Study duration3 years full-time (part-time available)

The University of Queensland

Study modeOn-campus
Study duration3 years full-time

Australian Catholic University

Study modeOn-campus
Study duration3 years full-time (part-time available)
Course content and delivery will vary between providers
The courses listed above have been developed by the individual institution, so the curriculum delivered by each will be different. It’s a good idea to check with the provider to make sure it is suitable for your career goals.

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Is this qualification right for me?

What will I learn?

In this course you'll learn to provide support and care for women and babies through pregnancy, birth and into the postnatal period. To prepare for the workplace, you will be required to complete extensive clinical placements. Some universities may also require you to undertake 'continuity of care' experiences. These experiences give you the opportunity to follow a group of women and their families from early pregnancy through to six weeks after the birth.

Are there any entry requirements?

Entrance to a Bachelor of Midwifery is typically based on your past academic performance. This could be your results in Year 12 if you have recently finished your schooling, or any previous study in a Certificate, Diploma or other higher education course. Some universities may set their own selection criteria so it's best to check the exact requirements with the institution.

If you are interested in becoming a Midwife and you have already completed a Bachelor of Nursing, you may be able to complete a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery instead.

Where will it lead me?

This qualification will prepare you to work as a Midwife. Successful completion is required if you want to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and work in the industry.

How much will it cost?

The final cost of this course will depend on a number of factors including your personal circumstances, previous experience and unit selections. Most universities will offer Commonwealth supported places (CSP), which means that for each unit you study, the government will cover a portion of your tuition. You will then pay the remainder either upfront or as part of a HECS-HELP loan. As a general guide, the total amount you might pay for this course could be around $20,000. To find the course price for you, it's best to contact the institution directly.

Did you know?

Level up
A Bachelor degree will prepare you for professional roles in the industry. You’ll be able to apply a broad body of knowledge in a wide range of settings.
Providers may offer work integrated learning opportunities such as placements or projects. Some providers may even find and organise these experiences for you.
Study option
If you have completed previous study and/or relevant work experience, you may find you can start studying at a higher level or that you’re eligible for credit or Recognition of Prior Learning.

Other Midwife qualifications

The most suitable qualification for you can depend on your level of experience and education.

Bachelor of Nursing

This degree provides you with the skills and knowledge to become a Registered Nurse as a pathway to becoming a Midwife.
Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia (NMBA) recognised
Build foundation skills
Pathway to specialised roles
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Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

If you are a Registered Nurse, this qualification provides skills to pursue a career in midwifery.
Complete in 2 years or less
Gain specialised skills in antenatal, childbirth, and postnatal care
Prepare to register as a Midwife
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Diploma of Nursing

This qualification prepares you to work as an Enrolled Nurse.
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