James Cook University JCU

Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Build on your qualifications and experience as a Registered Nurse and become a Midwife with JCUs ANMAC-accredited Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. Combine core subjects with practical experience unique to JCU in this 1.5 year part-time course. Undertake continuous placement in a facility of your choice in Australia. Benefit from first-hand experience working with midwives in your local birthing suites, community midwifery services, private practice midwifery, maternity wards and special care nurseries.Engage in your own continuity of midwifery care experience program. This will require you to follow women through attendance at antenatal appointments, labour, birth and the postnatal period throughout the course.Complete two compulsory five-day residential schools at JCU's Townsville campus. These provide valuable opportunities to network and learn in a collaborative environment. You will also undertake focussed studies of Indigenous health and midwifery practice in rural, remote and tropical northern settings.


24 credit points.


  • Midwifery

Standard entry requirements

  • AHPRA registration as a nurse
  • AQF level 7 degree in a health-related field or equivalent
  • Minimum 12 months clinical experience
  • Concurrent 0.4 FTE employment in a Midwifery unit


Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). Graduates will be eligible for registration as a Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Townsville Domestic: $36,080
  • Part-time : 1.5 years

Further information

This course may have specific admission requirements such as immunisation, a Suitability to Work with Children Card, a federal police check and/or other conditions students must comply with. Students must complete all professional experience placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of these requirements to stay admitted in the course. Find the course requirements here: https://www.jcu.edu.au/professional-experience-placement/preparation-checklists For more course information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study

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