Course type: Graduate entry
Course length: 1.5 years
The Bachelor of Midwifery (Registered Nurse entry) is for candidates who are graduates of a nursing degree and/or hold a current practising certificate as a registered nurse who would like to become eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Midwife (refer to Professional Recognition/Membership for further information).
Our aim is to prepare midwives to practise as competent, confident practitioners in all settings according to the full role and sphere of practice described in the international Definition of a Midwife (World Health Organisation, 1992).
Students in this course are required to do professional experience placement (work experience) during their program of study. Certain statutory and other requirements must be met before any student is permitted to attend placement. Details of these requirements.
What will I study?
Refer to the course rule.
What is Midwifery?
Midwifery encompasses the autonomous and collaborative care of women, families and the community.
Midwives are accountable and responsible professionals who provide support, care and advice to women before, during and after childbirth.
Why study Midwifery at Flinders?
- Our School of Nursing & Midwifery was the first to offer a Bachelor of Midwifery program in Australia in 1997 and has been at the forefront of midwifery innovation and development in Australia ever since.
- We have a strong commitment to excellence in midwifery education, research and practice and work to develop strong links with the midwifery profession in metropolitan and rural areas of Australia.
- We offer innovative practice-based education and aim to connect research, practice and teaching so that each informs the other.
- Our academic staff work closely with external clinical and community agency partners to create a curriculum and student practice that are informed by primary health care principles and demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism.
Our graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Midwife.
- be registered nurses, and
- hold a current practising certificate.
- must make a self-declaration as to their fitness to practice and advise of any pre-existing illness or disability that may impair their ability to practice
- will be required to undergo a police check before their clinical placements
Immunisation and Communicable Diseases: Requirements for Clinical Placements
This course includes clinical placements which aim to provide students with the practical experience required for the workplace. Students on placement have both an increased risk of most vaccine preventable diseases as well as the potential to transmit infections to susceptible patients. Students who are required to complete clinical placements as part of their course must therefore be immunised in accordance with the relevant State or Territory immunisation standards (e.g. Health Immunisation for Health Care Workers in South Australia 2014 Policy Guideline) and any additional private provider requirements as needed.
Further information about immunisation and other clinical placement requirements.
Under the terms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) Act 2010, as a nursing and midwifery student enrolled in a course that provides a qualification for registration you are required (as a condition of your enrolment at the University) to register as a student with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for the duration of your nursing/midwifery studies.
The registration process requires you to provide personal details to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia such as your health status and any criminal convictions.
For more information on how to apply for student registration go to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website.
Applications and annual fees
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Place type: Commonwealth-supported
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- Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
Further study options
- A Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) is available
- Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Midwifery
- Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)