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Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry)
University of Southern Queensland - External

Course outline

This course prepares midwives to meet current and future requirements of contemporary midwifery practice. The program is designed according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s Midwife Standards for Practice (2018). Graduates possess a range of skills to work autonomously and, where appropriate, with other members of the inter-professional team in a variety of maternity settings or models of care. Graduates are eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). For more program information, visit <WebAddress
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Residential schools are conducted in year 1 (Trimester 1 and 2) and year 2 (Trimester 1 and 2) at UniSQ Ipswich, Queensland and in Launceston, Tasmania.
Tasmanian residential schools and professional placement is only available to Tasmanian Students.
Attendance at each residential school is compulsory. Residential schools are conducted in the
first week of Trimester, and again mid-year, and cover the practice experience that students are enrolled in during that year.

Other requirements

Blue Card/WWC Card; NDIS Workers Screening Card, Australian Federal Police Certificate; hepatitis B immunisation; measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis (whooping cough), influenza, Covid and TB immunisation; CPR certificate; mask-fit testing, Queensland Health student orientation requirements and occupational health and safety certificates; clinical placement student declaration.
Note: Students may not be allocated a placement if any of the above documents are not current.

Admissions Criteria

Interview to demonstrate ability to commit to the requirements of the program. For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to UniSQ’s website.


Previous registered nurse qualification; Prior study

Fixed closing date

Applications close on 7 December 2023.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must nominate on their QTAC application three clinical placement location preferences from the following list in order of preference: Queensland: Brisbane, Cairns, Charleville, Dalby, Gold Coast (must be Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service staff to be placed in this location), Goondiwindi, Ipswich, Kingaroy, Redcliffe, Roma, Stanthorpe, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Warwick.
Tasmania (must be resident of Tasmania and have minimum 6 months post-graduate nursing experience): Burnie, Hobart, Launceston.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in nursing with current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) nursing registration.

You must be able to declare English as your primary language. If you are unable to meet this requirement, you are required to submit a formal English Language test result that meets the NMBA’s minimal requirements prior to program entry. For more information visit English Language Proficiency.

Inherent requirements are applicable to the program please refer to
bachelor-of-midwifery-graduate-entry for more information.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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

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, 2023

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

Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

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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

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Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024

Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time

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