Fast facts

Course type: Graduate entry
Course length: 1 year
Location: External

Course overview

The Bachelor of Midwifery (Registered Midwife entry) is for candidates who are eligible for registration as a registered midwife within the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and hold a current practising certificate and who would like to upgrade their qualifications to a midwifery degree.

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.

Career Opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Midwifery degree?

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  1. be registered midwives, and
  2. hold a current practising certificate.

Additional requirements:


  • 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.

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 2BP005
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2016: $6,256

International students
CRICOS code: Not applicable
Mid year entry: Not applicable
Applications: Not applicable 
Annual fees:

Not applicable




Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students
Nursing & Midwifery (PDF 2MB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus