CK30 - Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry)

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) aims to provide Australian Registered Nurses with the theoretical, practical and research knowledge required to be competent and effective Registered Midwives. On successful completion of the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry), you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Emphasis throughout the course is on the progressive development of a woman-centred approach to midwifery practice underpinned by evidence informed practice and collaborative partnerships founded in primary health care principles.

Career Information

Graduates of the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) will be able to work as a Registered Midwife in a variety of health care settings including private practice.

Course Details
Duration 1.5 years full-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
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 undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 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 Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BMid (Graduate Entry)
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2018

All students must have a clinical place in order to be admitted to the course and this place must be sourced by the student. The University is not responsible for finding clinical places for students.
Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

All students must have a clinical place in order to be admitted to the course and this place must be sourced by the student. The University is not responsible for finding clinical places for students.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Applicants must be registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a registered nurse in order to undertake the course. Applicants are also required to have an undergraduate degree for acceptance into the course. Recognition of prior learning will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Applicants must be registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a registered nurse in order to undertake the course. Applicants are also required to have an undergraduate degree for acceptance into the course. Recognition of prior learning will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

This course has professional accreditation with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, subject to Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) approval.

Learned Society Accreditiation

Australian College of Midwives

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School Compulsory residential schools for students studying via distance will be required for some units.
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Practicum/Work Placement

MDWF13006 - Clinical Placement 224 hours plus continuity of care experiences.
MDWF13003 - Clinical Placement 224 hours plus continuity of care experiences.
MDWF12006 - Clinical Placement 224 hours plus continuity of care experiences.
MDWF12003 - Clinical Placement 224 hours plus continuity of care experiences.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 54
2017 28
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Implement a woman-centred care approach using midwifery philosophies and primary health care principles as a foundation of practice.
  • 2. Apply foundational knowledge and skills for providing competent midwifery care in normal pregnancy and birth, within the full scope of midwifery practice.
  • 3. Apply knowledge and experience in detecting and reporting deviations from normal and providing complex care to women and babies.
  • 4. Integrate knowledge of maternity care needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities into midwifery practice.
  • 5. Provide appropriate midwifery care to women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and other vulnerable groups.
  • 6. Demonstrate superior skills and communication collaboration and teamwork as well as delegation and supervision capabilities to facilitate safe and effective care.
  • 7. Use innovative information technology and electronic resources to support midwifery practice.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 12 Total credit points: 96

Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) students are required to be registered nurses with The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and have an undergraduate degree for acceptance into the course.

The Head of Course will confirm that the prospective student has been accepted by a clinical facility which meets ANMAC requirements for placements as a student midwife.

Student numbers will be capped to ensure that clinical places can be provided and to enable students to achieve minimal student requirements, for example, accoucher 30 births.

To eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) students must successfully complete the following:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MDWF12001 Midwifery – Past and Present
MDWF12002 Foundations of Midwifery 1
MDWF12003 Midwifery Practice 1
MDWF12004 Critical Inquiry and Midwifery Practice
MDWF12005 Foundations of Midwifery 2
MDWF12006 Midwifery Practice 2
MDWF13001 Cultural and Psychosocial Diversity in Midwifery
MDWF13002 Postnatal Health and Wellbeing
MDWF13003 Midwifery Practice 3
MDWF13004 Ethical, Legal and Professional Midwifery Practice
MDWF13005 Transition to Autonomous Practice
MDWF13006 Midwifery Practice 4
More Details

Applications for Term 1 2019 intake have an early closing date of Friday 21 December 2018.


Please contact midwiferyclplacements@cqu.edu.au for information regarding the clinical placement component of this course.


Mandatory Pre-Clinical Requirements:

 

Mandatory checks/Pre-clinical requirements are required by hospitals, both public and private. Mandatory checks are important to protect you both medically and legally. Please note, CQUniversity requires a set list of mandatory checks. Mandatory checks/pre-clinical requirements are due by January 31 in the year of commencement. You cannot start residential school without mandatory checks, no exceptions. All mandatory checks must be submitted through SONIA. What is SONIA? SONIA is an online program where you must upload all of your mandatory checks. Once all of your checks are uploaded please email midwiferyclplacements@cqu.edu.au and CQU staff will check that your documents are correct.

Please see   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AUo5OVprk-dpHL0zgvp9Y_IhY_1A9PVFJxm-AIY-9Qk/edit?usp=sharing for details


Residential Schools


Please note that at times residential school dates may be scheduled prior to the confirmation of grades for the previous semester. In order for students to attend residential school a passing grade must be achieved for the prior term. Students who have failed the previous terms unit are not eligible attend residential school. Students who are at risk of failing or have a grade of Practicum Outstanding (PO) may attend residential however they will be liable for all costs of travel and accommodation should they attend residential school but then fail. If you are concerned that you may fail units in the Bachelor Of Midwifery (graduate entry) program and are unsure about whether you are eligible to attend residential school please contact Tanya Capper, the Head of Midwifery, to discuss prior to booking flights or accommodation.