Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

The Graduate Diploma of Midwifery is an innovative course with a strong regional focus. This course is designed to prepare you with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary to practice midwifery in a multidisciplinary context and in a variety of settings. Skills for evaluating evidence for best midwifery practice, as well as for development of self, others and the profession, are also features of the course. You will be exposed to a wide variety of perspectives and environments in order to help develop the ability to think critically about the role of the midwife in the maternity care setting. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply for registration as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).


120 credit points over 1 year.


  • Introduction to public health
  • Women centred midwifery care
  • Midwifery as a profession
  • Midwifery care for women with complex needs
  • Care of the neonate with increased needs
  • Research methods for evidence based practice
  • Vulnerable population in midwifery practice.

Standard entry requirements

Applicants for this course will need to meet the following criteria. Registered Nurse wanting to achieve registration as a midwife: Applicants must be a Registered nurse currently on the AHPRA register with a Bachelor of Nursing qualification, and at least one year's recent post-registration acute medical/surgical nursing experience. Registered Midwife wanting to upgrade their qualification to a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery:Applicants must be a Registered midwife currently on the AHPRA register and who meet the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia recency of practice registration standard.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gippsland (Churchill) No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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