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Key details

Duration

1.5 year/s full-time
3 year/s part-time
1.5 year/s full-time

Intake

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

Locations

Online
CDU Sydney

Credit points required

120

Course code

SMID01
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

The Master of Midwifery course is designed to extend your knowledge gained through midwifery clinical practice and develop your research appraisal skills. It is expected that you will already be employed or have recent experience in a clinical setting and will undertake assessments that have a direct application to your professional practice and context.

The course has a focus on cultivating research skills in a supported partnership with an experienced midwife academic. During the final semester, you will either undertake a systematic review or a project to address a 'real world' issue in your individual practice setting. The project will be conducted entirely within your practice setting, and your findings will be disseminated to all relevant stakeholders at the clinical site.

The Master of Midwifery is a coursework qualification, it does not lead to register as a Nurse or Midwife in Australia.

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

Fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2023: Information about fees and charges will be published no later than 1 December 2022.

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Why study at CDU?

Study a postgraduate course at Charles Darwin University to upskill at work, fast-track your career, increase your job prospects or explore a new interest. We offer flexible study options so you don't have to put your life on hold while you learn.

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  • Top 100 university globally for quality education
  • Our graduates enjoy higher than average employment rates and starting salaries

What will I study?

This course consists of core units building on the foundation of specialist knowledge and skills, evidence-based practice, cultural safety and advanced research methods. Existing units in this program are also offered in other courses across the college. This maximises resources and enables students to diversify between courses if they so wish.

Course structure



  • 2023 HE unit offerings are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 November 2022.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units
(6 units)
80cpCompulsory Core units totalling 80 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

MID511 Examination of the Newborn
MID512 Women, Gender and Health
MID513 Midwifery Therapeutics
MAN514 Management for the Executive (replaces MAN509 from 2022)
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20 credit points)
HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20 credit points)
 

Specialist Electives
(2 - 4 units)
40cp

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

HEA503 Fostering Curiosity for Care
HEA504 Communication and Assessment Skills for Clinical Education
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
HEA506 Health Workforce
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA516 Leading for Change (20 credit points)
HEA521 Mental Health Law and Ethics
HEA522 Advanced Mental Health Practice
HEA523 Pharmacology for Mental Health Professionals
HEA524 Negotiating Therapeutic Partnerships
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)

Electives
(0 units)
0cp

There are no elective units available in this course.

 120cpTotal Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan


  • 2023 HE unit offerings are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 November 2022.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitR = ResearchSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
MID512 Women, Gender and HealthCOSpecialist Elective 3SE
Specialist Elective 1SEMID511 Examination of the NewbornCO
Specialist Elective 2SEHEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp)CO
MID513 Midwifery TherapeuticsCO  
Year 2
MAN514 Management for the Executive (replaces MAN509 from 2022)CO  
HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp)CO  
Specialist Elective 4SE  

SPECIALIST ELECTIVE unit availability

Semester 1Semester 2
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
HEA506 Health Workforce
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA516 Leading for Change (20cp)
HEA521 Mental Health Law and Ethics
HEA524 Negotiating Therapeutic Partnerships
HEA571 Maternal Critical Care: Acute Conditions (20 credit points) (unit title change 2021)
HEA503 Fostering Curiosity for Care
HEA504 Communication and Assessment Skills for Clinical Education
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
HEA506 Health Workforce
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA516 Leading for Change (20cp)
HEA522 Advanced Mental Health Practice
HEA523 Pharmacology for Mental Health Professionals
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)

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. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitR = ResearchSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
  MID512 Women, Gender and HealthCO
  Specialist Elective 1SE
  Specialist Elective 2SE
  MID513 Midwifery TherapeuticsCO
Calendar Year 2
Specialist Elective 3SESpecialist Elective 4SE
MAN514 Management for the Executive (replaces MAN509 from 2022)COMID511 Examination of the NewbornCO
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp)COHEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp)CO

SPECIALIST ELECTIVE unit availability

Semester 1Semester 2
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
HEA506 Health Workforce
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA516 Leading for Change (20cp)
HEA521 Mental Health Law and Ethics
HEA524 Negotiating Therapeutic Partnerships
HEA571 Maternal Critical Care: Acute Conditions (20 credit points) (unit title change 2021)
HEA503 Fostering Curiosity for Care
HEA504 Communication and Assessment Skills for Clinical Education
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
HEA506 Health Workforce
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA516 Leading for Change (20cp)
HEA522 Advanced Mental Health Practice
HEA523 Pharmacology for Mental Health Professionals
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)

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Applicants must hold a recognised midwifery qualification or equivalent international qualification that leads to registration as a midwife.

It is expected that all applicants for this course have post-degree work experience in a midwifery setting.

International entry pathway

International Pathway

Applicants who have completed the CDU International Masters Qualifying Program (ZMQP01 or ZMQP02) or the Accelerated International Masters Qualifying Program (ZAMQP1 or ZAMQP2) 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.

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 9.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Master of Midwifery
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
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:(08) 8946 7766 or 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 (FF)
1CM596
873142
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Sydney
0101061

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