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Graduate Certificate of Maternal Critical Care


UAC Code
Online (CSP)
Online (FF)
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
CDU Sydney
Course Duration
0.5 year/s
1 year/s
Annual Fee
Availability for Admission
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

CDU Sydney - this course is only available to International students at CDU Sydney (domestic students should apply for external Online delivery)

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CDU Reference
CDU Course Code


Graduate Certificate of Maternal Critical Care
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Area of study
Health and Medicine

The Graduate Certificate of Maternal Critical Care is designed to extend your knowledge gained through maternity clinical practice and develop advanced theoretical skills in obstetrical and gynaecological critical care.

  It is expected that you will already be employed in a clinical setting and will undertake assessments that have a direct application to your professional practice and context. This course provides a strong theoretical and practical grounding that enables health practitioners to develop an analytical approach to clinical decision-making and will facilitate your capacity to enhance your critical thinking capability, and to provide enhanced maternity care services.

Career opportunities

The Graduate Certificate of Maternal Critical Care prepares students for advanced clinical practice roles in this specialist area. This course is a recognised pathway to Master level study either by coursework or toward a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).

Credit transfers & 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

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

  • 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.

Contact details

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

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

Course structure

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.

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 type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(2 units)
40cp Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

HEA570 Maternal Critical Care 1 (20 credit points)
HEA571 Maternal Critical Care 2 (20 credit points)

Specialist Electives
(0 units)

There are no specialist elective units in this course

  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

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 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HEA570 Maternal Critical Care 1 (20cp) CO    
HEA571 Maternal Critical Care 2 (20cp) 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 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    HEA570 Maternal Critical Care 1 (20cp) CO
    HEA571 Maternal Critical Care 2 (20cp) CO

Course fees

Charles Darwin University is offering this Graduate Certificate as part of the suite of university short courses subsidised by the Commonwealth Government.

The discounted fees only apply to new student course enrolments in Semester 2, 2020. To be eligible you must study full time and complete all 40 credit points by December 2020. Future enrolments (2021) will be charged at the standard rate, without a discount.

The indicative discounted fee for this course is AUD $1,250.00.

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.

International tuition fees

The total course tuition fee for full time study for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $16,425.20.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies


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




UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.





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.


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