Bachelor of Midwifery / Bachelor of Nursing

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

The Bachelor of Midwifery/Bachelor of Nursing is a 4 year full-time double undergraduate degree in which students will be eligible to apply as Registered Midwives and Registered Nurses with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. This course has a woman-centred approach in the Bachelor of Midwifery. In the Bachelor of Nursing there is a balanced wellness and illness-based approach to person-centred care quality care across the lifespan. Students undertake a varied, yet extensive program which will give them competency and confidence to work as a midwife and nurse. Graduates will enter the professional fields with a sound understanding of the expectations and responsibilities of maternity and nursing care.

Structure

  • 384 credit points
  • 29 units of Core Midwifery and Nursing studies.

Subjects

  • Midwifery
  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English PLUS Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 25 in one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics (any) or Mathematics (any). TAFE/VET: Completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum of 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma). OR Successful completion of a non-cognate (not similar) Australian (or equivalent) Diploma or Advanced Diploma will be granted advanced standing on a case by case basis. Mature Age: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.

Recognition

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

Study pathways

Graduates of the Bachelor of Midwifery/Bachelor of Nursing program (HBMA) will be deemed competent to practice midwifery and nursing in Australia and be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Midwife/Registered Nurse (Division 1) in the Australian health care system.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
St Albans
  • ATAR: 77.90
No

Further information

Police check: Students must complete a National Police Records check prior to undertaking hospital/agency placements on an annual basis. Working with Children Check: Students must complete a Working with Children Check prior to undertaking clinical placements. Health status: Students must be prepared to declare their fitness for practice and immunization status prior to undertaking hospital/agency placements.

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