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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 years 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.

Residential schools

Students studying the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) will be required to come on campus to three residential schools at USQ Ipswich to complete your studies.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) program is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

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 courses listed 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.

Practical experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete practical 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 practical experience within this program.

Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also 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.

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 6560
Domestic full fee paying AUD 20000

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 2018 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.

Satisfaction of admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

Additional entry requirements

  • Blue Card
  • Australian Federal Police Certificate
  • Hepatitis B Immunisation
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Immunisation
  • CPR Certificate
  • Queensland Health Student Orientation Requirements
  • QHealth-Occupational Health & Safety Certificates (4)
  • Clinical Placement Student Declaration

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

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 906295

Closing dates

  • Applications for Semester 1, 2018 will close on Monday 12 February, 2018.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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