Build on your existing knowledge and get equipped with the essential skills to provide high quality, safe and effective woman-centred care in midwifery. With a focus on the principles of primary health care and continuity of care, you will develop an understanding of various midwifery models to enable you to apply theory and skills in your daily practice. You will also benefit from our commitment to, and expertise in, research.
Duration: 2 years
Online plus placement/intensive
SATAC code: 2BP001
Annual indicative fees (2023):
$4,209 (Commonwealth supported)
Why study Midwifery (Post Registration) (Registered Nurse) at Flinders
Graduates are suitable for a wide range of careers in midwifery such as working in clinical practice in hospitals or in community, research, education or management roles.
Graduates of this degree are eligible to apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a registered midwife.
Develop a comprehensive grounding in theory and practice that will enable you to provide quality care and seek a rewarding career in midwifery. Topics cover areas such as anatomy and physiology of reproduction, maternal and infant nutrition, professional practice, and clinical knowledge.
Students will undertake professional experience placement as part of the course. For more information visit Midwifery placement.
Undertake 26 weeks of placement across the 2 year degree in public and private hospitals across metropolitan, rural and remote settings to expand your knowledge and skill base and put theory into practice.
Complete 10 x Continuity of Care Experiences (CoCE) where you follow women throughout their pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal journey.
Before commencing professional experience placement all students are required to complete certain compulsory requirements, including a National Criminal and Relevant History Screening, providing an up-to-date immunisation record and undertaking recognised Basic Emergency Life Support and Manual Handling programs.
The required pre-placement processes may take some time and some incur a financial cost, so you are strongly advised to begin them as early as possible before your professional experience placement.
In order to complete the degree, you will need to undertake compulsory clinical placements including but not limited to:
If you are unable to meet these requirements*, you will not be able to undertake your professional experience placement.
*Requirements are subject to change.
Opportunities are available for 3rd year midwifery students to undertake a 4 week placement in the Northern Territory working in remote health facilities partnering with local indigenous communities.
When international borders re-open there will be opportunities for 3rd year midwifery students to undertake short study trips in South East Asia.
Where there are more applicants than places available, those with a bachelor degree will be ranked on academic merit; those who are hospital-trained will be ranked on the basis of relevant work experience - such applicants are therefore advised to provide details of their work experience when applying.
Before commencing study to become a registered nurse, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) requires you to demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency.
To do this, applicants must do one of the following:
When you graduate and apply for registration as a registered nurse in Australia, you will also need to meet the English language skills registration standard of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
The Inherent Course Requirements statement is designed to help prospective students make informed decisions about whether they will be in a position to complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing and/or the Bachelor of Midwifery. Prospective students who intend to enrol in this course should carefully check the requirements listed in the document below to determine whether they are able to meet them.
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