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Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry)

Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) (BMID)

Study Mode
  • External

  • Semester 1 (February)

Number of Units
  • 16 units

  • 2 year/s or part-time equivalent

  • -

This program is currently being re-accredited and is as a consequence likely to undergo some changes.
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Program Information Set

Become a midwife

Are you a registered nurse (RN) looking to become a midwife? Our hands-on Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) just might be the answer.

Put your midwifery skills in to practice

Our online Midwifery degree is hands on with 50% of your studies dedicated to midwifery practice experience courses. You will gain over 1200 hours of professional experience placements with a range of settings such as hospitals, family planning clinics, community health, and home visiting. In addition, under the supervision of a registered midwife you will take the lead role in the continuity of care of a minimum of ten women throughout their pregnancy. You will experience placements in birth suites, antenatal clinics, postnatal and neonatal units.

Our Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) has a strong focus on Indigenous health and human rights inspired by the Respectful Maternity Care charter. Your studies will include preconception, pregnancy, labour and birth, post birth as well as social and political contexts, multicultural aspects, evidence based practice, choices, and models of midwifery and maternity care.

Find out what’s involved in the placement process and what opportunities and support USQ and organisations, such as Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH), offer for rural and away placements.  

Residential schools

Students studying the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) will be required to come on-campus to attend residential schools prior to Semester 1 in both years of study. The dates and location of the three mandatory residential schools (two pre-semester and one during semester) are available from the Residential School Schedule.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) program is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and upon successful completion, students will be eligible to enter onto the Register of Practitioners as a Midwife within the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. 

As a graduate, you will be prepared for your career as a midwife in clinics, maternity hospitals or primary care settings, family planning clinics, neonatal units and community health. You will also be qualified to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Clinical experience

In addition to the course structure outlined below, you will also need to complete clinical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of clinical/professional practice within this program.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

You will be required to come on-campus to attend residential schools prior to Semester 1 in both years of study. The dates and location of the three mandatory residential schools (two before semester start and one during semester) are available from the Residential School Schedule.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 16
Total 16
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 6684
Domestic full fee paying AUD 22000

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Professional experience

This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Be a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with a bachelor degree in Nursing or equivalent. (You will be required to provide a certified copy of your Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent.)
  • Provide evidence of current registration as a nurse with a Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) certificate.
  • Interview with Midwifery program representative and a service provider representative to demonstrate ability to commit to the requirements of the program (currently Tasmanian students only).

Satisfaction of admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Places within the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) program are limited by quota. Selection from applicants who met admission requirements will be based on ranking by GPA from previous Nursing studies. Quota size is determined by the availability of hospital placements. Where the quota is filled, no further places will be offered.

Additional requirements for placements

All students must provide the following documents prior to commencing residential schools and clinical placements:

  • Blue Card or Working with Children Check or evidence of registration with AHPRA
  • Australian Police Certificate
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR)
  • USQ Student Declaration
  • Queensland Health Student Orientation Checklist (Queensland students only)
  • Queensland Health Student Deed Poll (Queensland students only)
  • Queensland Health iLearn Modules (Queensland students only)
  • Completed Vaccine Preventable Evidence Form

Plus evidence of the following immunisations:

  • Hepatitis B immunisation
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Pertussis, and Varicella immunisation
  • Tuberculosis risk assessment and Influenza immunisation

Tasmanian students residing outside of QLD must provide evidence of:

  • HIV and Hepatitis C of having antibodies

Note: Students may not be allocated a placement if any of the above documents are not current.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

How to apply

  • Please apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre).
    You will need to note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 906295

Closing dates


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