Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry)

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

This course offers bachelor-qualified nurses and paramedics the opportunity to qualify with a Bachelor of Midwifery. Applicants to the course must be registered nurses or currently practicing paramedics.Graduates may work in maternity settings such as hospitals, birth centres, special care nurseries and other community agencies.Bachelor of Midwifery students will undertake midwifery clinical practice in hospital and community settings. The students will also engage with a minimum of ten women to follow their pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care journey called their Continuity of Care Experiences (CCE). This experience involves the student recruiting the woman in early pregnancy and attending appointments throughout. If possible, the student attends the labour and birth and follows the woman after discharge home up to six weeks following birth.

Structure

150 credit points. Students will undertake clinical placements at maternity hospitals and community facilities across Australia. The first clinical placement begins in the first year of the program. Our clinical partners are very important to us and range from small maternity units to large tertiary hospitals. Examples of partners in Victoria include The Mercy Hospital for Women, Monash Health, The Royal Women's Hospital and St Vincent's Private Hospital. In Queensland partners include the Mater Health Service, St Vincent's Private Hospital and Redcliffe Hospital. There are many more partners including rural health services where students experience placement.As part of your course, you will be placed in a range of organisations to integrate the theory you learn with practical workplace experiences (placements). As part of your enrolment, you must complete the Faculty of Health Sciences pre-placement requirements. To ensure you meet these requirements you need to start as soon as possible. Visit ACU's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) website www.wil.acu.edu.au to view your Pre-Placement Requirements checklist.UniformsStudents are required to purchase and wear an ACU student midwife uniform during clinical components of the course. Details regarding uniform purchase is available via ACU's Work Integrated Learning site www.wil.acu.edu.au.

Subjects

  • Midwifery

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) an applicant must have either completed:a Bachelor of Nursing with a grade point average of at least 4.0 on the ACU seven point scale
  • AND one year of post-registration clinical practice
  • AND be a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)OR a Bachelor of Paramedicine with a grade point average of at least 4.0 on the ACU seven point scale AND be a Registered Paramedic with a minimum of one year field experience.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Recognition

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

Study pathways

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours). The Faculty of Health Sciences also offers a suite of postgraduate coursework degrees with specialties including mental health, clinical education, health administration as well as leadership and management in health care.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo)
  • ATAR: 94
No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Graduates can pursue a range of careers including: midwife, consultant midwife, clinical specialist, pre-natal educator, researcher, family care and child health centre professional.

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