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Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Certificate of Midwifery Studies

2021

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
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
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 and Medicine

The Graduate Certificate of Midwifery Studies is an innovative course that is suitable for midwives wishing to return to study. All units are online. Study is flexible to enable you to study around your personal schedule. Unit coordinators are available by email, phone or face to face online technology. The course presents as a stand-alone certificate or provides an opportunity to complete this degree as a pathway to further study. This course will prepare you to examine and reflect on your midwifery practice.

This bespoke course is offered online only and allows you to self-select units offered from the Midwifery and Health fields, giving you the flexibility to customise your individualised program of study selecting units from a range of units to suit your interests.

Completion of post graduate education is a necessity for a wide range of career advances such as management, leadership or education roles or academic or research positions.

On completion of the Graduate Certificate of Midwifery Studies, you may progress to the Master of Midwifery, with advanced standing of completed studies.

Career opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Midwifery Studies will build upon foundational knowledge and clinical experience to develop critical thinking and decision making. Completion of post graduate education is a necessity for a wide range of career advances such as management, leadership or education roles or academic or research positions. On completion of the Graduate Certificate of Midwifery Studies, you may progress to the Master of Midwifery, with advanced standing of completed studies.

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

  • This course is being accredited for delivery in 2021.

  • 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)

Course structure

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


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • 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)
HEA591 Perinatal Mental Health
HEA594 Working in Communities for Child and Family Health
MID510 Enhancing Psychological Birth in Midwifery Practice
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


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • 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 (20cp)*
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
MID512 Women, Gender and Health
MID513 Midwifery Therapeutics
MID511 Examination of the Newborn
 
HEA570 Maternal Critical Care: Chronic Conditions (20cp)*
HEA591 Perinatal Mental Health
HEA594 Working in Communities for Child and Family Health
MID510 Enhancing Psychological Birth in Midwifery Practice
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 1 is a 20 credit point unit

Semester 1 Semester 2
HEA570 Maternal Critical Care: Chronic Conditions (20cp)*
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
MID512 Women, Gender and Health
MID513 Midwifery Therapeutics
MID511 Examination of the Newborn
 
HEA570 Maternal Critical Care: Chronic Conditions (20cp)*
HEA591 Perinatal Mental Health
HEA594 Working in Communities for Child and Family Health
MID510 Enhancing Psychological Birth in Midwifery Practice
MID512 Women, Gender and Health
MID513 Midwifery Therapeutics
 

 

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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