When you study midwifery at the University of Newcastle you will graduate with an exciting career scope.

Bachelor of Midwifery

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Midwifery will:

1. Function in accordance with legislation and common law affecting midwifery practice.

2. Accept accountability and responsibility for own actions within midwifery practice.

3. Communicate information to facilitate decision-making by the woman.

4. Promote safe and effective midwifery care.

5. Assess, plan, provide and evaluate safe and effective midwifery care.

6. Assess, plan, provide and evaluate safe and effective midwifery care for the woman and/or baby with complex needs.

7. Advocate to protect the rights of women, families and communities in relation to maternity care.

8. Develop effective strategies to implement and support collaborative midwifery practice.

9. Actively support midwifery as a public health strategy.

10. Ensure midwifery practice is culturally safe.

11. Base midwifery practice on ethical decision-making.

12. Identify personal beliefs and develop these in ways that enhance midwifery practice.

13. Act to enhance the professional development of self and others.

14. Use research to inform midwifery practice.

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Careers by major

The Bachelor of Midwifery is a specialised program that qualifies graduates to become registered midwives in Australia. Below is a list of the typical job titles for Midwifery graduates, including advanced roles that will require further study and experience beyond the undergraduate Midwifery qualifications.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained upon completion of the Bachelor of Midwifery.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

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