Deakin University

Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

Deakin University

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

Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Midwifery course provides the knowledge, skills and ethical understanding you need to become a registered midwife – launching you into a career where you can make a real difference for women and their families. This course prepares you to provide high quality woman-centred care. Midwives play an invaluable role in supporting women across the continuum of pregnancy, labour, birth and the first weeks following birth. Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Midwifery is developed in consultation with our healthcare partners, ensuring you’re always connected to those at the forefront of industry. The course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), enabling clear career outcomes upon graduation. Aspiring to enter the maternity health care sector with the confidence to succeed as a midwife?

Designed for

Registered nurses seeking registration as a midwife


To complete the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery students must attain 8 credit points comprising of 8 core (compulsory) units.


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Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Bachelor Degree or higher or two years relevant work experience or evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. In addition to meeting the Deakin English language requirement, it is an Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) accreditation requirement that applicants meet the English Language requirements of the ANMAC Accreditation Standards leading to initial registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) at commencement of their course. These requirements include a self- declaration that English is their primary language, evidence of achievement of the minimum English language test result as specified in the (NMBA) English language skills registration standard or hold current registration with The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APRHA) as a Registered Nurse.


This course is recognised by AHPRA and accredited by the NMBA and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (?ANMAC?).

Study pathways

Graduates of this course may progress to further studies including higher degree by research or other postgraduate coursework programs.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $26,000
International: $35,200
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Cloud(online).

$6,349 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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