Master of Health (Neonatal Care)

Federation University Australia

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

This course is aimed at Registered Nurses and Midwives who are currently working in, or would like to work in, a Special Care Nursery environment, as well as: Registered Nurses working in smaller, mostly rural hospitals who provide backup for midwives in birth suite when caring for compromised newborns, or Registered midwives wanting to refresh their knowledge in caring for the compromised newborn.This course therefore aims to equip nurses and midwives, some of whom are relatively isolated, with the knowledge and skills to care for unwell neonates in the Special Care Nursery environment, provide initial supportive care to unwell neonates or ongoing care to neonates with mild transient health issues.


240 credit points over 2 years.


  • Introduction to the well neonate, Supportive neonatal care, Complex neonatal care, Research methods for health, Research thesis, electives.

Standard entry requirements

Entry requirements (year 12) Entry requirements (non year 12) An applicant must have successfully completed a three year (minimum) Bachelor level qualification in a related health cognate discipline area. The HN9.NC Master / HM4.NC Graduate Diploma of Health (Neonatal Care) requires Registered Nurses and Midwives to further develop their knowledge, skills, critical thinking, and leadership in the level 3-5 special care nursery (SCN) setting (Department of Health Victoria SCN levels, or equivalent in other states). Clinical placement will not be provided for this course. Students must be employed in a level 3-5 SCN whilst undertaking this course and provide a letter that confirms employment. Extra Requirements Applicants must supply a current resume with their application. All applicants must complete and submit:1. Copy/ies of my nursing or midwifery bachelor degree or equivalent 2. Proof of my current AHPRA nursing and/or midwifery registration

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gippsland (Churchill) No
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years

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