Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry)
Australian Catholic University - Brisbane

Course outline

The Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) provides the opportunity for bachelor-qualified, currently practising registered nurses and registered paramedics to qualify with a Bachelor of Midwifery. Students acquire the skills and knowledge to manage normal pregnancy and childbirth and provide effective postnatal, maternal and newborn care in any maternity setting. They will learn how to provide safe and reliable care that meets the individual psychological, emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs of women and their families. Students will undertake a variety of clinical units throughout the course in maternity hospitals and community facilities. Graduates can apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).
For more course information, visit Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) at ACU

Note

Full-time students who are Registered Nurses have the opportunity to apply for a paid clinical placement with the Mater Mothers’ Hospital. Interviews for these positions are held late January. Paid clinical placement positions are limited and are conditional on successful completion of an interview. Contact the ACU Course Administrator for more information.

This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

Fee notes

Average first year fee. Indicative only; subject to passage of legislation.

Other requirements

A compulsory two-week intensive, scheduled for early February prior to commencement of semester 1 classes, is a curriculum requirement for this course. Students must attend the full two weeks of the intensive. For this reason, no offers will be made after the main offer round in January 2025. Students undertake a minimum of 960 hours of professional experience and a minimum of 10 Continuity of Care Experiences. Before students can begin professional experience for this course, students should review the mandatory State or Territory legal and industry policy requirements. An overview of these requirements can be found at https://www.acu.edu.au/WILsearch. Students must meet the inherent requirements – essential components of this course (capabilities, knowledge and skills) – to achieve the course learning outcomes. For more information see https://www.acu.edu.au/study-at-acu/how-to-apply/inherent-requirements.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for ACU and for this course, refer to ACU’s website.

Prerequisites

Employment requirements; Previous registered nurse qualification; Prior study

Additional entry requirements

Students must hold a Bachelor of Nursing, with a GPA equivalent to an ACU GPA of at least 4.0, and be a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency with a minimum of one year of post-registration clinical practice; or hold a Bachelor of Paramedicine, with a GPA equivalent to an ACU GPA of at least 4.0, and be a registered paramedic with a minimum of one year of field experience.

To enrol in this program, bachelor students 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, United States of America. If students have not met these educational requirements, they are required to provide evidence of an acceptable English Language test. For more information see English Language Proficiency.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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

<5*

<5*

<5*

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

Notes

* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

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, 2024

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

Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Midwife, consultant midwife, clinical specialist, prenatal educator, researcher, family care unit or child health centre professional.

Course Code
115111
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Fee
CSP/$3944 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Postgraduate Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time

Location
Brisbane