Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

Western Sydney University

The Graduate Diploma in Midwifery is a course for registered nurses wishing to pursue a career in Midwifery. The course combines theory and practice with an emphasis on the art and science of midwifery, health promotion, communication skills, evidenced based practice and models of midwifery care within a primary health care approach.

Course Fee:

International: $27,560

Entry Requirements:

Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Nursing and Midwifery; plus clinical placement in an approved maternity hospital or a maternity unit in a private hospital in a position as a midwifery student.


100 credit points

Subjects you can Study:


Further information:

A clinical placement is required to be secured in an approved maternity hospital. The student is responsible for the application and securing of a position as a student midwife in one of the approved hospitals. Recruitment of student midwives occurs during July through a centralised online process.


The Graduate Diploma in Midwifery is accredited by Australian Health Practitioner's Regulation Agency (AHPRA) on recommendation by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

Who for:

Registered nurses

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parramatta No info No Full time 1.25 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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