University of Canberra

Master of Midwifery Practice

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

This course is for registered nurses with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, who wish to pursue a career in midwifery. Students will learn midwifery-specific language, and become immersed in midwifery philosophy, social and ethical principles, and the law, developing significant research abilities, clinical reasoning, and critical thinking skills which will be applied to working with women and their families. Students experience a wide variety of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities, including a minimum of�1046�practice�hours across the two years. They will gain experience in a variety of workplace settings, including birth centres, regional and rural maternity units, and tertiary hospitals.

Standard entry requirements

  • This course has an early closing date to submit applications (October 31 every year). To apply you will be required to: have previously been registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a registered midwife
  • Meet normal University requirements for admissio to a postgraduate course
  • Submit a written response to the questions included on the supplementary application form (
  • And provide evidence (e.g. via a Curriculum Vitae) that your time out of the clinical workforce has been less than 10 years. Applications are judged on both how well they meet the admission requirements and how well the prospective students consider the issues raised in the supplementary questions. Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places. Please be advised that if you submit your application after the advertised closing date, your application may not be considered.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $38,200
International: $60,000

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