CDU Sydney - this course is only available to International students at CDU Sydney (domestic students should apply for external Online delivery)
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.
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
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.
For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:
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|
|40cp||Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:|
There are no specialist elective units in this course
There are no elective units available 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.
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|
|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|
Commonwealth supported places
Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:
(a) Australian Citizenship; or
(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.
2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
Non-Commonwealth supported places
International tuition fees
The total course tuition fee for full time study for commencing students in 2021 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.