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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Midwifery

2021

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Online (FF)
1CM596
873142
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Sydney
0101061
Course duration
Full-time
1.5 year/s
Part-time
3 year/s
Course duration
Full-time
1.5 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
Semester 1
Semester 2
International online
No

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

Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SMID01

Award
Master of Midwifery
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
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.

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

Career opportunities

A Master of Midwifery can lead to advanced or specialised clinical roles. Graduates interested in research can progress from a Master of Midwifery to higher degrees by research.

Credit transfers and 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 9.

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)

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification. Applicants must also hold current registration as a registered midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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

International Pathway

Applicants who have completed the CDU International Masters Qualifying Program (ZMQP01) or the Accelerated International Masters Qualifying Program (ZAMQP1) 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 Module A 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 Proficiency A minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Navitas Academic English (will not be accepted from 2021 onwards) A minimum overall pass and 65% in Academic English 3 with a 65% pass in the research essay. (Note: this score will not be accepted from 2021 intakes onwards).
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A 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.

 

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.


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

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(6 units)
80cp 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)
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.

  120cp Total 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

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 Unit R = Research SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
MID512 Women, Gender and Health CO Specialist Elective 3 SE
Specialist Elective 1 SE MID511 Examination of the Newborn CO
Specialist Elective 2 SE HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp) CO
MID513 Midwifery Therapeutics CO    
Year 2
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO    
HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp) CO    
Specialist Elective 4 SE    

SPECIALIST ELECTIVE unit availability

Semester 1 Semester 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 Unit R = Research SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
    MID512 Women, Gender and Health CO
    Specialist Elective 1 SE
    Specialist Elective 2 SE
    MID513 Midwifery Therapeutics CO
Calendar Year 2
Specialist Elective 3 SE Specialist Elective 4 SE
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO MID511 Examination of the Newborn CO
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp) CO HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp) CO

SPECIALIST ELECTIVE unit availability

 

Semester 1 Semester 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 1 (20cp)
HEA571 Maternal Critical Care: Acute Conditions (20 credit points) (unit title change 2021)

Course fees

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 annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2021 is AUD $32,850.40.
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

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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