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Why study nursing or midwifery?

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Whether you’re starting or advancing your career, CDU’s flexible nursing and midwifery courses can help you reach your goals without putting your life on hold. 

Study an undergraduate degree to be eligible to qualify as a registered nurse or midwife, or study a postgraduate course to specialise or move into leadership positions.

We’ve been offering nursing and midwifery degrees for decades and specialise in supporting busy students. You can study nursing or midwifery online or on campus and switch between part-time and full-time study as you need. However you choose to study your nursing or midwifery degree, you’ll gain practical experience in actual health settings through placements and clinical simulation suites. 

Choose CDU for nursing and midwifery courses

  • #2 Australian university for graduate employment outcomes

    The Good Universities Guide 2022 ranks CDU as a leader for undergraduate employment outcomes

  • 100% flexible to study however it suits you

    Choose to study online or on campus, part time or full time

  • Join a community of more than 5,500 health and nursing students

    Studying with CDU online or on-campus across Australia

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Nursing and midwifery courses and degrees

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Undergraduate
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2022

3 year/s Full-time
6 year/s Part-time
3 year/s Full-time
CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus, Online
CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus
3 year/s Full-time
6 year/s Part-time
3 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
3 year/s Full-time
6 year/s Part-time
3 year/s Full-time
CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus, Online
CDU Perth, CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus
Not available to domestic students.
1 year/s Full-time
Not available to domestic students.
CDU Waterfront Darwin
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Duration
Locations
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2022

0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Online
0.0 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Online
Online
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
0.5 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
0.5 year/s Full-time
Online
CDU Sydney
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Online
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1.5 year/s Full-time
3 year/s Part-time
1.5 year/s Full-time
3 year/s Part-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Online
1.5 year/s Full-time
3 year/s Part-time
1.5 year/s Full-time
Online
CDU Sydney
1.5 year/s Full-time
3 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
2 year/s Full-time
4 year/s Part-time
2 year/s Full-time
CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus, Online
CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus
Not available to domestic students.
1.5 year/s Full-time
Not available to domestic students.
CDU North Melbourne, CDU Perth, CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus
Course Name
Duration
Locations
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2022

0.5 year/s Full-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, DPC Alice Springs (Desert Peoples Centre)
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs campus, CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
Course Name
Duration
Locations
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2021

0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Casuarina
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
Not available to international students.

2022

0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Casuarina
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Casuarina
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Casuarina
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Casuarina
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
Not available to international students.
1 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.

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2021

0.5 year/s
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Palmerston
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0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
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Study nursing or midwifery online

CDU student Michelle studying online

Our online nursing and midwifery degrees give you the flexibility to:

  • Study the theory component of a nursing or midwifery degree 100% online
  • Complete placements close to your home
  • Take part in clinical training at one of our many state-of-the-art simulation suites located in major cities around Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin and Alice Springs)
  • Finish your clinical training as an intensive unit in as little as two weeks, rather than over a whole semester.

When you study nursing or midwifery online with us, you’ll have access to round-the-clock academic and technical support, 1:1 support from lecturers and a world-class online learning platform.

Learn more about CDU’s online study experience.

Your career in nursing and midwifery

CDU nursing student Fifi Giraneza smiling, standing on a set of stairs

Study nursing or midwifery at CDU to enter a world of opportunities in healthcare.

A Diploma of Nursing is the minimum requirement to become an Enrolled Nurse (EN) in Australia, while a Bachelor of Nursing qualifies you to register as a Registered Nurse (RN). Our undergraduate nursing courses can lead to roles in hospitals and medical clinics across the country, where you can make an impact on the lives of patients in a wide range of areas from acute and chronic care to mental health, aged care, and more. 

A Bachelor of Midwifery qualifies to you register as a midwife. With this degree, you may find career opportunities in midwifery group practice, public and private hospitals, and more.

You can continue your studies to specialise further or gain additional qualifications with our postgraduate nursing courses.

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    Sharni Woods knows all too well that being a mum is a full time job. With an active two year old, she has little time to herself. But that hasn’t stopped her reaching for her goals. Sharni’s currently studying an online nursing degree at CDU.

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