This course develops graduates for entry to professional midwifery practice. The course prepares graduates with skills, knowledge and attitudes to provide high quality woman-centred care through safe and effective midwifery practice in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Midwife standards for practice. Graduates are equipped to apply sound evidence-based reasoning skills to their midwifery practice, work in continuity-of-care models in partnership with women, and collaborate effectively in multidisciplinary teams to promote effective outcomes. The degree produces graduates with the capability, confidence and flexibility to adapt to changes and contribute to innovation in the midwifery profession and the health-care system, focusing on women and their needs through a primary health approach. Students undertake 1000 hours of supervised placements. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Midwifery at Southern Cross University.
For students commencing in July, course duration is 3.5F or 7P.
Before undertaking clinical placements, students must fulfil certain prerequisites including vaccination against specific diseases (note a full course of vaccination may take several months), a criminal record check and working with children clearance, and completion of a nationally accredited first aid certificate; refer to Southern Cross University for details.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for Southern Cross University and for this course, refer to the Southern Cross University website.
Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years
Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency to the current standards of registration as a midwife by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Refer to ahpra.gov.au. Applicants from a non-English speaking background require a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 6.5 in each of the four bands – Listening, Speaking, Writing, and Reading.
English; Mathematical Methods; Chemistry; Biology
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Anatomy and physiology; midwifery theory and practice; primary healthcare; care during preconception, pregnancy, labour and birth, and early parenting.
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.
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Registered midwife or clinical midwifery consultant in public and private hospitals, community maternity and neonatal healthcare settings; group practice midwife, clinical midwifery consultant, midwifery educator, midwifery unit manager, independent midwife (with further training); in Australia and in New Zealand.
11 Jan 2024
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time