Bachelor of Midwifery
Griffith University - Logan

Course outline

Learn from expert clinicians, researchers and award-winning teachers who lead the field in midwifery education, research and practice. In this degree, you’ll undertake extensive professional practice learning including 2-3 x 8-12 hour shifts per week over 46 weeks each year. In addition, you will follow 20 women throughout their pregnancy to six weeks after birth, and be on-call to attend the labour and birth – requiring a high level of commitment and flexibility. You will become technically competent and deeply woman-centred with sound clinical judgement. Our blended learning approach includes face-to-face workshops, simulated practice in midwifery laboratories, active online learning and extensive compulsory midwifery practice in a range of settings. You’ll participate in contemporary professional placements and clinical tutorials where you’ll have the opportunity to apply the skills taught and practised in the clinical learning labs, while working under the supervision of registered midwives. Placements are available at Logan, Redlands, Toowoomba, Gold Coast and Sunshine Cost University Hospitals. For more course and placement information, visit Bachelor of Midwifery at GU.

Note

All on campus teaching sessions are offered on Logan campus, with some midwifery laboratory sessions also available at Gold Coast and Toowoomba. The program duration is three years. Eligible students may complete the first year part-time over two years. If you are undertaking or considering alternate tertiary studies in order to apply this program for the following intake, to maximise your rank you may need to complete a minimum of 1 year of full-time equivalent of study. For further information visit <WebAddress
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Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Other requirements

Important offer advice: Should you receive an offer into this program you will be required to enrol into classes* within a short timeframe. This information will be included in your Starting@Griffith email and expressed in the number of days from the day of issue of your email and is in line with the offer response date in your QTAC offer email. Please note that the number of days can vary depending on when the offer was made. This applies irrespective of whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally. If you do not enrol* into at least one class for your program by 5pm on the response day your offer will lapse. Lapsed offers are not automatically reinstated and reinstatement is subject to available places. *Enrolling into classes means that you are advising when you are attending class/es. Enrolment must be submitted.

Students are allocated to a partner hospital for their whole program. Note: Students start clinical experiences in Trimester 1, so all mandatory requirements must be undertaken before (or as soon as) offers are received. A health check, including immunisation status (especially hepatitis B immunity), a Suitability Card and an Australian National Police Check (at own expense) are required. Applicants must complete a nationally accredited first aid certificate with CPR (at their own expense) before the first placement. For more information, visit griffith.edu.au/health/fit-for-professional-practice.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Fixed closing date

New applications lodged after 9 December 2022 may not be assessed in time for the January offer round. Applications for this program close on the 30 December 2022, so applicants may add this to their preferences until this date, however no guarantee is given that applications will be assessed in time for the January offer round. After 30 December 2022, no new applicants can apply, but existing applicants can reorder this preference. Late offers after the January offer round will only be made if places remain in the program.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must nominate on their QTAC application their hospital preferences from the following list: Logan, Redlands, Toowoomba, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast University Hospitals. While the university endeavours to provide placement preferences, this is not guaranteed. On rare occasions students may need to either relocate to undertake a placement, or enrol part time until their preferred site becomes available. Griffith Guaranteed Admission Schemes do not apply to this program.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: To enrol in this program, you must have attended and satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English. At least two years of this education must have been between grades 7 and 12. This education must have been completed in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, or United States of America. If you have not met these educational requirements, you are required to provide evidence of an acceptable English Language test or evidence that you are currently registered as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. For more information see English Language Proficiency. Applicants who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander should visit First Peoples Health Pathway for information regarding First Peoples Selection and Admissions Guidelines for Griffith Health Programs.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
88.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

96.50

92.20

87.70

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

99.25

95.65

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

59

0

0

N/P#

0

0

<5*

72

Percentage of all students

81.9%

0.0%

0.0%

N/P#

0.0%

0.0%

<5*

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
# N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Career opportunities

You may find opportunities as a midwife in public and private healthcare settings including midwifery private practice, maternity and neonatal care settings, academia, teaching, research, rural remote health, and international aid organisations.

Membership

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

Course Code
263392
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$4000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 2 years Part time & 2 years Full time

Location
Logan