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Master of Midwifery


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Master of Midwifery
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Area of study
Health and Medicine

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.

Credit transfers & pathways

Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

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Credit transfer

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Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2019: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments and 2019 HE Units and Fees.
2020: Information about fees and charges for 2020 will be published no later than 1 December 2019.

  • This course is being accredited for delivery in 2020.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

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 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.

  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Detailed course requirements and study information will be published as soon as it becomes available.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(6 units)
Compulsory 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
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20 credit points)
HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20 credit points)

Specialist Electives
(2 - 4 units)

Specialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points selected from one of the specialist areas listed below:

Clinical Facilitation (GCCF)
HEA503 Fostering Curiosity for Care
HEA504 Communication and Assessment Skills for Clinical Education
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
HEA506 Health Workforce

Health Services Management (HSM)
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA506 The Health Workforce
HEA516 Leading for Change (20 credit points)

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

Mental Health (MH)
HEA521 Mental Health Law and Ethics
HEA522 Advanced Mental Health Practice
HEA523 Pharmacology for Mental Health Professionals
HEA524 Negotiating Therapeutic Partnerships

(0 units)

There are no elective units available in this course.

  120 Total Credit Points


Study plan

Detailed course requirements and study information will be published as soon as it becomes available.


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