Curtin University

Master of Midwifery

Curtin University

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

Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.The Master of Midwifery is a two-year intensive graduate entry master program leading to eligibility to apply for registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. A graduate entry master is a fast and intensive course which allows the applicant to change their career direction quickly.Midwives work in a variety of settings such as clinics, hospitals, community practices, birthing centres or in the woman’s home. The Master of Midwifery emphasises the close integration of evidence based theory and clinical practice. Theory content is comprehensive and includes the physical, biological, psychological and social sciences.


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • Students will be encouraged to engage in critical thinking, self-discovery, self-direction and life-long learning. Through a combination of theoretical and practical learning, students will learn to apply evidence-based knowledge and skills in midwifery to provide safe care to both the childbearing mother and her baby. The theory content is comprehensive and includes inquiry, science and midwifery practice components, to prepare graduates to demonstrate the Midwife Standards for Practice. To complement theoretical learning, students complete midwifery practice (a minimum of 1000 hours) in a maternity setting under the supervision of an experienced midwife. Students are required to recruit pregnant women for continuity of care which will involve travel and an on-call component.

Standard entry requirements

All applicants must hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree with a high course weighted average (greater than 70 percent). It is essential that applicants have successfully completed a research unit and a human biology related unit at tertiary level. Domestic students who have not completed tertiary units in the above mentioned areas will be able to study these unit(s) through the Health Sciences Graduate Entry Foundation course. Curtin University requires all students to demonstrate competency in English.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth Domestic: $50,676
  • Full-time : 2 years

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