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CG34 - Master of Midwifery


Course Overview

The Master of Midwifery aims to meet the current and proposed professional requirements for midwives practicing in a variety of environments who will be capable of working in partnerships with women, families, communities and multidisciplinary teams. The knowledge and skill requirements for a midwife working in remote, rural and complex areas for current and future role developments are incorporated at all stages of student learning.


At completion of this program the student will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between historical and contemporary aspects which affect women and family health within all cultural contexts;
  • Evidence competence in meeting the ACMI and International Council of Midwifery standards;
  • Work in partnership with the woman and multidisciplinary team to implement preventative measures, promote normal birth and detect complications in woman and infant;
  • Work in partnership with the woman to give the necessary continuous supervision, care and advice for the woman prior to, during and following pregnancy;
  • Conduct deliveries on own responsibility and care for the newborn infant
  • Execute primary and secondary emergency measures in the absence of medical help and/or access relevant medical care (consultation or referral) and other appropriate assistance in order to carry out emergency measures;
  • Incorporate primary health care principles in the maternity context to benefit the long term health of mother, child, the family unit and the community while providing women-centred care in all aspects of assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of midwifery care and maternity services;
  • Evidence high order communication skills and apply these in counselling, education and professional documentation across all aspects of midwifery practice;
  • Relate legal and clinical governance requirements to the role of the midwife in various contexts of practice, while applying ethical standards and reflective strategies;
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply evidence-based research to the role of midwife working within a multidisciplinary team providing care to childbearing women and their families;
  • Evidence the attributes and skills necessary to participate in professional decision making at practice and policy level and participate in research and inter-professional decision making at practice and policy level.

Career Information

Please note this program is under review - The following information reflects the existing program and is subject to change

For further information please contact the Head of Midwifery Programs


This program aims to meet the current and proposed professional requirements for midwives practicing in a variety of environments who will be capable of working in partnerships with women, families, communities and multidisciplinary teams. 

Course Details
Duration 2.5 years full-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned No information available at this time
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MMid
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
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Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements

Applicants currently practicing midwives:

  1. Holding Graduate Diploma of Midwifery or equivalent;
  2. Holding a Hospital Based Certificate in Midwifery with currency of practice and have gained Recognition of Prior Learning into the Program.

Please note that a university qualification is not required for entry into this program.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CG33 - Graduate Diploma of Midwifery
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 13 Total credit points: 96

Study schedule

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIS20079 Research Methods
MDWF29001 The Contemporary Midwife
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MDWF29002 Maternity Research Project

Entry via Graduate Diploma please refer to CG33 requires application for Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL] to the Head of Program

Entry based on previous midwifery education, experience and current practice as a midwife is via formal application for eligibility and application RPL to the Head of Program

All students are required to meet residential requirements.

More Details
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