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Graduate Certificate of Midwifery Studies

Not available to international students.
Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Online (FF)
1GC559
871322
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course duration
Full-time
0.5 year/s
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
No
International online
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

UMIDS1

Award
Graduate Certificate of Midwifery Studies
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health
Nursing and Midwifery

The Graduate Certificate of Midwifery Studies is an innovative course for registered midwives wishing to return to study. During the course, you'll examine and reflect on your midwifery practice and have the freedom to create a tailored study program by selecting from a wide-range of units.

Available 100% online, this flexible course was designed with the busy midwife in mind. You'll have access to 24/7 technical and academic support, an easy-to-use online learning platform, and phone, email and video communication, so you can study when it suits you.

On finishing the course, you'll hold a postgraduate qualification (which can help to advance your career in management, leadership, education or research roles) and/or use your Graduate Certificate as a pathway to further study should you wish to complete a Master's degree.

Credit transfers and 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

Accreditation

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

Additional information

Australian qualification framework

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

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.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

Applicants must hold current registration as a registered midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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.

IELTS Academic Module A 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 Proficiency A 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 module A 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.

 

Course structure

This 40-credit point course consists of a range of diverse subjects that will appeal to midwives in clinical practice.


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Specialist Electives
(3 - 4 units)

40cp

Specialist Elective Units totalling 40 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
HEA570 Maternal Critical Care: Chronic Conditions (20 credit points)(unit title change 2021)
HEA591 Perinatal Mental Health
HEA594 Working in Communities for Child and Family Health
MID511 Examination of the Newborn
MID512 Women, Gender and Health
MID513 Midwifery Therapeutics

 

40cp

Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: SE - Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE    

Specialist Elective Unit Availability
*HEA570 Maternal Critical Care 1 is a 20 credit point unit

Semester 1 Semester 2
HEA570 Maternal Critical Care: Chronic Conditions* (20 cp) (unit title change 2021)
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
MID512 Women, Gender and Health
MID513 Midwifery Therapeutics

 

HEA570 Maternal Critical Care: Chronic Conditions (20cp)*(unit title change 2021)
HEA591 Perinatal Mental Health
HEA594 Working in Communities for Child and Family Health
MID511 Examination of the Newborn
MID512 Women, Gender and Health
MID513 Midwifery Therapeutics

 

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    Specialist Elective SE
    Specialist Elective SE
    Specialist Elective SE
    Specialist Elective SE

Specialist Elective Unit Availability
*HEA570 Maternal Critical Care is a 20 credit point unit

Semester 1 Semester 2
HEA570 Maternal Critical Care: Chronic Conditions (20cp)*(unit title change 2021)
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
MID512 Women, Gender and Health
MID513 Midwifery Therapeutics

 

HEA570 Maternal Critical Care: Chronic Conditions (20cp)*(unit title change 2021)
HEA591 Perinatal Mental Health
HEA594 Working in Communities for Child and Family Health
MID511 Examination of the Newborn
MID512 Women, Gender and Health
MID513 Midwifery Therapeutics

 

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2022: Fees and charges for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

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

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

UAC

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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