MDWF13006 - Midwifery Practice 4

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This clinical placement unit is the final of four that provides you with midwifery clinical experience. In this capstone unit you will be required to integrate and apply knowledge, concepts and skills learnt throughout the course. The learning experiences will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to practice at the level of a competent beginning midwife. Midwifery Practice 4 is to be undertaken with Transition to Autonomous Practice.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


MDWF13005 Transition to Autonomous Practice


MDWF13002 Postnatal Health and Wellbeing

MDWF13003 Midwifery Practice 3

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

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Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2021 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%
3. Professional Practice Placement 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluation
This unit has mostly been ongoing from previous semesters. I had always enjoyed clinical practice placement. The portfolio work was difficult to navigate, but beneficial to my learning. I enjoyed placement and felt supported by robyn and jayd.
Increase the support and guidance given to students in relation to the clinical portfolio requirements.
Action Taken
Continue to provide academic support around clinical portfolio requirements,as well as clinical support on placements.
Source: Unit evaluation
The reflective portfolios are so difficult to submit via the Graduate Entry port. It is over-complicated and stressful.
The midwifery team to review the processes of submitting reflective portfolios to ensure steps are clearly outlined and easy to follow.
Action Taken
Source: Unit evaluation
This unit was well planned and assessments well spaced to allow for planning and balancing of other commitments.
To continue to work cohesively as a team supporting the students to have a manageable assessment workload and clinical placement schedule
Action Taken
Source: Unit evaluation
The lecturers were the best aspects, I feel they supported our learning regardless of the fact we were online users with extremely limited face to face time.
The midwifery team to continue to work together supporting the students via a variety of weekly learning resources together with being available via email and phone. Timely responses to students queries and concerns assists the students to progress through the unit.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate safe and effective midwifery care at the level of a competent beginning midwife.
  2. Reflect on clinical learning and midwifery practice.
  3. Demonstrate midwifery competence based upon the Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia (NMBA) requirements.

NMBA Midwife Standards for Practice

Standard 1: Promotes evidence-based maternal health and wellbeing.

Standard 2: Engages in respectful partnerships and professional relationships.

Standard 3: Demonstrates the capability and accountability for midwifery practice.

Standard 4: Undertakes comprehensive assessments.

Standard 5: Develops plans for midwifery practice.

Standard 6: Provides safe and quality midwifery practice.

Standard 7: Evaluates outcomes to improve midwifery practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Portfolio
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Professional Practice Placement
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Portfolio
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Professional Practice Placement