Bachelor of Midwifery - WMIDW1 - 2018

Course overview

A professional midwife works in partnership with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period. They conduct births and provide care for newborn babies and infants, and also support the parents. Their work is fundamental to healthy parenting and healthy communities and is founded on a respect for women the strong belief in the value of women’s work in bearing and rearing the next generation.

If you are new to the health area, or a nursing graduate wanting to specialise as midwife, this course is for you. It covers bioscience, sociology, psychology and midwifery sciences and practice are combined with extensive periods of clinical experience.

You will also learn about issues related to living, studying and working in diverse social and cultural environments; cultural safety in practice and address the needs of Indigenous women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.


  • The Bachelor of Midwifery is offered Australia-wide.
  • You learn through blended-learning: You will study and attend clinical placements in your own state or territory and then participate in four, one-week, on-campus blocks in Darwin and Alice Springs.
  • We also offer an employed model of study for Registered Nurses, who can complete their clinical placement in paid employment over a two-year period.
  • As this program takes a Continuity of Care approach, you will partner with a woman in early pregnancy, accompanying her to antenatal visits, ultrasounds, and parenting classes. You will be on call for her labour and birth and follow up with her up in the postnatal period. As a student, you will be involved in a minimum of 10 of these experiences.


Midwifery is a key public health strategy in Australia. As a professional midwife you have the option to work independently, in group practices or in caseloading (where small team of midwives work with a small team of women) in health centres, homes and hospitals in both remote and urban settings.


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Please note: Course brochure information is correct at the time of publishing.
Please check with the School for the most current version. Contact details are available on the course brochure.

Professional recognition

Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to practice as a midwife in all Australian States or Territories and some overseas countries.

More details about the course

Please visit the Course Catalogue for more information.

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