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What will I learn?

Take part in the most significant event in most people’s lives by training for a rewarding and challenging career as a midwife.

The Bachelor of Midwifery is specifically designed to prepare you for entry to professional midwifery practice. You will develop the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to provide high quality care through safe and effective midwifery practice in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Midwife standards for practice. Study areas include anatomy and physiology, midwifery theory and practice, primary healthcare, women’s health, mental health and psychosocial sciences. Graduates will be equipped to work in multi-disciplinary teams and in partnership with women to contribute to healthier outcomes for mother and baby.

Placements in this degree give you the opportunity to follow the journey of women throughout their pregnancies, to experience the full range of midwifery practice.

Graduates of this program will be able to register and practice as midwives across a range of settings, including public and private hospitals, clinics and as midwifery educators.

Major areas of study

The Bachelor of Midwifery is specifically designed to develop graduates for entry to professional midwifery practice. The course prepares graduates with skills, knowledge and attitudes to provide high quality woman-centered care through safe and effective midwifery practice in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Midwife standards for practice.

Study areas include:

Anatomy and physiology

Midwifery theory and practice

Primary health care

Psychosocial sciences

Women’s health

Career opportunities

Midwives are responsible for the care of women and babies during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labor, birth and the early infancy period. They provide direct clinical care and support for healthy women and babies and work collaboratively with doctors and other members of a health care team when there are risks or complications.

Registered midwives may practice midwifery in various capacities in public and private hospitals and community, maternity and neonatal health care settings in urban, rural and remote areas. They can practice as group practice midwives, clinical midwifery consultants, midwifery educators, midwifery unit managers, community midwives, researchers, and as independent midwives (with further training). Upon completion of this course, graduates are eligible for graduate-year placement opportunities in any Australian state and in New Zealand.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health

CRICOS

078636G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,800.00 (15,84,158) per year
AUD $3,600 per unit
Start date

February 2023

Venue

Coffs Harbour Campus

Hogbin Drive,

COFFS HARBOUR,

New South Wales,

2450, NORTH COAST, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,800.00 (15,84,158) per year
AUD $3,600 per unit
Start date

February 2023

Venue

Southern Cross University

Lismore Campus,

Military Road,

EAST LISMORE,

New South Wales,

2480, NORTH COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification. International Baccalaureate 24 24 24 24 26 29 33 34. Applicants must have IELTS - 6.0 with no band less than 5.5; CPE - 52; CAE - 52; TOEFL PBT - 550 min 4.5 (TWE); TOEFL iBT- 60 with no less than 17 in writing & speaking, no less than 11 in reading & listening; PTE - 50 with no communicative score less than 46; ISPLR - 3+ or better in all 4 skills; CEFR - B2.

For international students

For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification.

the IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components: or
the OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components; or
the PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills; or
the TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test: 24 listening, 24 reading, 27 writing, and 23 speaking.

All applicants are required to successfully complete an interview process to be eligible to receive an offer

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

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