Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Midwives play an invaluable role in facilitating childbirth and caring for mothers and babies throughout pregnancy, labour and beyond. With Deakin's combined Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery, you will graduate with the skills and knowledge to gain registration as a nurse and a midwife, opening the door to a highly rewarding and diverse career. Throughout this course, you will gain a valuable mix of hands-on clinical practice and theory. Clinical placement gives you the opportunity to develop skills in a range of areas, such as: maternity care, including antenatal, birthing and post-natal, neonatal care, paediatrics, acute/sub-acute care, medical and surgical care, aged care, rehabilitation, community nursing and mental health nursing. You will gain real-world experience by spending approximately half of your degree on clinical placement in various health care settings, including hospitals and community health centres in metropolitan, rural and regional areas. You will be provided with the tools necessary to obtain the knowledge, skills and ethical behaviours appropriate for contemporary nursing and midwifery practice in health care. With help from our industry leading academics, you will develop the ability to bring your practical knowledge to life when you begin your nursing practice. These competencies will ensure you achieve the standards expected of registered nurses and registered midwives in a variety of contexts. As a nurse and midwife, you will be part of the largest health professional group in the world. This means your skills will be in-demand, both in Australia and overseas.


To complete the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery students must attain 32 credit points. Units (think of units as 'subjects') may be worth 1 or 2 credit points - check each unit for its credit point value by clicking on the unit in the course structure below. Most students choose to study 4 credit points per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year. All units in this course are core units and are compulsory. The course consists of 32 credit points of study which includes the following: 10 credit points are course grouped for both nursing and midwifery 11 credit points are specific to nursing 11 credit points are specific to midwifery. The course aims to provide graduates with a blend of knowledge, skill, and ethical behaviours appropriate to the professions of both nursing and midwifery. There is an expectation that you will be available to undertake clinical placement outside of trimester dates. All expenses associated with clinical placements are your responsibility. All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).


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Standard entry requirements

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library Entry will be based on performance in: Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with ATAR of at least 50 or equivalent OR Certificate IV in a related discipline OR Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of Diploma in a related discipline OR Successful completion of relevant study - equivalent to at least two Deakin University units - at an accredited higher education institution OR Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent, including Foundation program approved by Faculty Board, or relevant work or life experience. Applicants should have successfully completed a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.


On successful completion of your course, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse and as a Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Notes: The NMBA has registration requirements that must be met in order to register. Course completion is one of these requirements. This course is currently accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and is an NMBA approved course at the date of publishing.

Study pathways

This course provides a pathway to higher degree by research courses and other postgraduate coursework programs.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Burwood International: $141,424
  • ATAR: 88
  • Full-time : 4 years
Warrnambool International: $141,424
  • ATAR: 75
  • Full-time : 4 years
Waterfront International: $141,424
  • ATAR: 85
  • Full-time : 4 years

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