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Graduate Certificate of Maternal Critical Care

Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s full-time
1 year/s part-time
0.5 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Online
CDU Sydney

Credit points required

40

Course code

UMATC1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

Our Graduate Certificate of Maternal Critical Care is designed for registered nurses and midwives seeking to extend the knowledge they've gained through maternity clinical practice and develop advanced theoretical skills in obstetrical and gynaecological critical care.

The course is suited to nurses and midwives who are already employed in a clinical setting. As a student you will undertake assessments that can be directly applied to your professional practice and context.

The Graduate Certificate of Maternal Critical Care offers a strong theoretical and practical grounding that enables health practitioners to develop an analytical approach to clinical decision-making. It will improve your critical thinking capability and capacity to provide enhanced maternity care services.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) be an Australian citizen, who will complete some of your course of study while resident in Australia; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen; or an Australian permanent visa holder; or an eligible former permanent humanitarian visa holder; who studies the entire course while living in Australia.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

International Tuition Fees

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Future-proof your career in healthcare with a postgraduate nursing or midwifery degree at CDU. Delivered by passionate and expert lecturers, your learning will be guided by evidence, innovation and patient-centred care.

  • #2 in Australia for postgraduate nursing starting salary (GUG 2024)
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  • Choose to study online, on campus, part-time or full-time as it suits you
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Why study Nursing and Midwifery at CDU?

Find a rewarding career in healthcare when you study nursing or midwifery at CDU. Our graduates have the academic knowledge and hands-on experience to confidently enter the workplace and deliver evidence-based care to their patients.

  • Gain practical experience through placements and state-of-the-art clinical simulation suites located around Australia
  • #2 in Australia for postgraduate nursing starting salary (GUG 2024)
  • #3 in Australia for postgraduate nursing employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
  • #3 in Australia for postgraduate learner engagement in nursing
Nursing_CDU

Why study Nursing and Midwifery at CDU?

Future-proof your career in healthcare with a postgraduate nursing or midwifery degree at CDU. Delivered by passionate and expert lecturers, your learning will be guided by evidence, innovation and patient-centred care.

  • #2 in Australia for postgraduate nursing starting salary (GUG 2024)
  • #3 in Australia for postgraduate nursing employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
  • #3 in Australia for postgraduate learner engagement in nursing
  • Choose to study online, on campus, part-time or full-time as it suits you
Nursing_CDU

Why study Nursing and Midwifery at CDU?

Find a rewarding career in healthcare when you study nursing or midwifery at CDU. Our graduates have the academic knowledge and hands-on experience to confidently enter the workplace and deliver evidence-based care to their patients.

  • Gain practical experience through placements and state-of-the-art clinical simulation suites located around Australia
  • #2 in Australia for postgraduate nursing starting salary (GUG 2024)
  • #3 in Australia for postgraduate nursing employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
  • #3 in Australia for postgraduate learner engagement in nursing

What will I study?

This course consists of two core units building on the foundation of specialist knowledge and skills and evidence-based practice. Existing units in this course will also be offered in other courses across the college. This maximises resources and enables you to diversify between courses if you wish.

Course structure

Completion of the Maternal Critical Care units 1 and 2 will provide an accelerated pathway through to the Master of Midwifery.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units
(2 units)
40cpCompulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

HEA570 Maternal Critical Care: Chronic Conditions (20 credit points) (unit title change 2021)
HEA571 Maternal Critical Care: Acute Conditions (20 credit points) (unit title change 2021)

Specialist Electives
(0 units)
0cp

There are no specialist elective units in this course

Electives
(0 units)
0cp

There are no elective units available in this course.

 40cpTotal Credit Points

Course Rules (unless otherwise indicated in the above course structure)

 

Study plan


Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core Unit
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
HEA570 Maternal Critical Care: Chronic Conditions (20 credit points) (unit title change 2021)CO  
HEA571 Maternal Critical Care: Acute Conditions (20 credit points) (unit title change 2021)CO  

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core Unit
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  HEA570 Maternal Critical Care: Chronic Conditions (20 credit points) (unit title change 2021)CO
  HEA571 Maternal Critical Care: Acute Conditions (20 credit points) (unit title change 2021) )CO

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Current registration as a registered nurse or midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

International entry pathway

International Pathway

Applicants who have completed the CDU International Masters Qualifying Program (ZMQP01) or the Accelerated International Masters Qualifying Program (ZAMQP1) are eligible for entry. All applicants must also hold current registration as a registered midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent status in country of origin.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

CDU English for Academic Purposes 4 (ZEAP40)Successful completion of EAP004 English for Academic Purposes 4
IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.
 

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Graduate Certificate of Maternal Critical Care
Faculty/College
Faculty of Health
Sector
HE
Area of study
Nursing and Midwifery, Health

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.auPhone:1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Online (CSP)
1GC040
821122
Online (FF)
1GC540
871122
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Sydney
112399G

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