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The Bachelor of Midwifery is an AQF level 7 Bachelor program which prepares people for practice as midwives in the care of childbearing women and their families.
All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.
1. Apply directly through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) by October close date:
Students must apply through UAC - www.uac.edu.au and include either Bachelor of Midwifery - Callaghan (UAC code 483400) or Port Macquarie (UAC code 483410) among your preferences.
Current School Leavers receive 4 bonus points under the University's Regional and Rural Preference Scheme (RRPS) based on the school attended being within the designated footprint. Current School Leavers and Non School Leavers who reside within the University's RRPS footprint will receive 4 bonus points, in addition to any points received by Current School Leavers under the RRPS. Some applicants may also be eligible for bonus points under Year 12 Bonus Scheme and EAS application. The maximum bonus points that can be awarded to any applicant is 12.
2. Register to attend a Personal Qualities Assessment (PQA):
The Personal Quality Assessment (PQA) is an online test designed to assess a range of personal qualities. Details can be found at http://www.pqa.net.au/
PQA fee is $75* per applicant. *Subject to change
3. Apply directly to the University of Newcastle (UON) – clinical placement preference nomination: Complete a direct application form nominating your preference for clinical placement location. The clinical placement venue is dependent upon the applicant’s preferred campus of study (Callaghan or Port Macquarie).
Selection of applicants will be made on the basis of their PQA and academic performance, together with their stated clinical placement preference. Applicants who do not apply and sit the PQA or who do not submit a clinical placement preference will be ineligible for consideration for admission.
Indigenous applicants will be invited to interview according to the University's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entry Program.
Students who completed their education in a non-English speaking country must have an IELTS of 7.0 on admission in line with University policy.
The Bachelor of Midwifery is based on some assumed knowledge:
English Band 4 or higher
Biology and/or chemistry.
Applicants who do not have the relevant qualifications for admission may enrol in one of the University's enabling programs and are formally advised to undertake Chemistry and the Life Sciences, and 20 units of Humanities courses as part of their enabling program.
At the end of the non-Indigenous enabling programs, students will receive a score based on the average of the marks gained in each course. This score is provided to UAC who convert it into an ATAR.
Students must meet NSW Ministry of Health verification requirements to attend clinical placements in this program. For information on these requirements please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/health-medicine-placement
Students must hold a current WorkCover approved Senior First Aid Certificate by the beginning of Semester 2 of Year 1.
The Recognition of Prior Learning practice for the Bachelor of Midwifery will be in line with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia requirements, i.e. students will be given recognition of prior learning based on having completed units of study that are 80% equivalent in terms of content and objectives.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.Credit limits apply.
Bachelor of Midwifery Honours is available as an additional one-year full-time program or equivalent part-time. Candidates for Honours are selected on the basis of academic achievement.
Students are required to undertake 430 hours of continuity of care experience in relationship with childbearing women and 704 hours of placement in maternity units and community health settings.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme administered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
This program is not available to International students.
Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a audio/visual impairment will have difficulty pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student with such a disability to contact the Faculty to discuss the issue.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more info.
All students are required to have completed the Academic Integrity Module available in Blackboard. The module is to be completed by the end of week 4 of the student's first semester of enrolment. Grades will not be released until this module is completed.
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This is a 240 unit undergraduate program with online and face to face components. Students are required to undertake 220 units of Core Courses, 10 units of Directed Courses and 10 units of Electives. The maximum completion time for this program is six years.
This program is available via full-time study only.
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