Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

Recipients of the Graduate Diploma in Midwifery are eligible to apply for registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. The application of evidence-based theory and practice enables graduates to practice midwifery in a variety of settings and in ways which meet contemporary society's demands for family-centred maternity care. Students are encouraged to engage in critical thinking, self-discovery, self-direction and lifelong learning. Midwifery practice usually involves shift work. Student midwives are required to engage in continuity of care experiences which are community-based and therefore travel, on-call and shift-work are expected.


This course contains core units only


  • Midwifery

Standard entry requirements

Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, with a bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent. Non-degree registered nurses may be admitted with an alternative mode of entry assessment. Students are required to have secured an employment position as a Student Midwife at a maternity hospital for the duration of the clinical component of the course, which involves a minimum of 1300 hours of practice. Recent clinical experience is necessary. Applicants are also required to submit a current CV with their application. Applicants will also be required to recruit 10 pregnant women (Continuity of Care Experience), over the 18 months of the course, to follow their pregnancy, birth and postnatal journey which will involve an on-call component.


This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Graduates may be eligible to apply for registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus Domestic: $26,550
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Further information

Curtin University course code: GD-MIDW. If students need more course information, they may contact the relevant areas: For Current Students: Student Services Office, please see: For Domestic Future Students: Future Students Centre, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 1000. For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 7331.

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