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What will I learn?

Get equipped with the essential skills to provide high quality, safe and effective woman-centred care. 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.

What you will study

First year

A typical first year may include:

  • core topics in contexts of midwifery practice, foundational professional skills, perinatal mental health, anatomy and physiology of reproduction, and Indigenous health for midwives
  • clinical placement topics in introduction to midwifery practice, and maternal and infant assessment skills.

Second year

A typical second year may include:

  • core topics in maternal and infant nutrition, evidence for midwifery practice, clinical pharmacology and clinical sciences, and applied pharmacology for midwives
  • clinical placement topics in midwifery skills and midwifery care for the woman with complex needs.

Third year

A typical third year may include:

  • core topics in working in communities, midwifery care for the woman with complex needs, and professional midwifery practice
  • clinical placement topics in midwifery care for the neonate with complex needs, women's health for midwives, and a midwifery practicum.

Your career

A range of programs with limited places may be available in public and private hospitals to assist graduate registered midwives in their first year of practice, with clinical rotations, preceptorship, and educational support throughout their progression.

Your degree is the first step towards a range of employment opportunities including registered midwife positions in settings such as:

  • midwifery group practice
  • antenatal education
  • community health
  • private practice.

Potential employers include:

  • public and private hospitals
  • community health organisations
  • medical practices

Which department am I in?

College of Nursing and Health Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,500.00 (19,74,040) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 February 2023


Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing, 6.0 Reading, 6.0 Listening; TOEFL (Internet): 80 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing, 18 Reading, 18 Listening; Pearson PTE Academic: 58 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing, 50 Reading, 50 Listening; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): C

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees: February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications. Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Flinders University

Flinders University ranked 1st in South Australia for teaching quality, learning engagement and student support.

  • Among top 300 - THE World University Rankings 2020
  • Home to over 5000 international students
  • Based in Adelaide one of the most liveable cities in the world
  • Over 300 study options to choose from