Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry)

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This program offers Bachelor-qualified nurses and paramedics the opportunity to qualify with a Bachelor of Midwifery. This midwifery course will teach students how to: manage normal pregnancy and childbirth; provide effective postnatal, maternal and newborn care to women and their newborn; provide safe and reliable care that meets the individual psychological, emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs of women. Students will undertake midwifery clinical practice throughout the course in hospital and community settings and undertake clinical placements as part of a variety of clinical units in maternity hospitals and community facilities. Graduates may work in maternity settings such as hospitals, birth centres and other community agencies. Possible career paths include: registered midwife within maternity settings; consultant midwife; clinical specialist; antenatal educator; researcher; family care; independent midwifery practitioner.

Entry Requirements:

Completed a Bachelor of Nursing with a grade point average of at least 4.0 on the ACU 7 point scale; one year of post-registration clinical practice; be a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); Or Complete a Bachelor of Paramedicine with a grade point average of at least 4.0 on the ACU 7 point scale; be a practicing Paramedic with a minimum of one year field experience. Plus meet requirements for clinical placements: proof of immunisation; current CPR certificate; and clearance for blue card (QLD) and Working with Children check (VIC); Police Check.


150 credit points consisting of: 80 cp from Midwifery Theory Units; 60 cp from Midwifery Practice Units and 10 cp from Interdisciplinary Unit.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Graduates may progress to postgraduate coursework degrees or research degrees. An Honours year is available to meritorious students who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours).


Eligible graduates can apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please refer to the Registration Standards for Nursing and Midwifery on the APRHA website.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 93.4 No Full time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 93.4 No Part time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 4 years

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.

*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.

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