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UAC codeN/A - NewcastleN/A - Gosford
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.1 year full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
Program Code12330
Selection Rank
N/A (Median SR)
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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Program handbook


The Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) is an 80 unit program over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time to incorporate research thesis.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • The ability to effectively collect, analyse and organise evidence in support of evidence-based practice.
  • The ability to engage in scientific dialogue using evidence from scientific publication.
  • The ability to critically reflect on, and propose improvements to, the provision of health and maternity services for childbearing women and their families.
  • The ability to practise both autonomously and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • The ability to communicate sensitively and appropriately as a professional.
  • The ability to act to enhance the professional development of self and others.


Information correct as at27 Oct 2021 6:07 pm
Program code12330
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face - Online in a supervisory capacity
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan CampusNANA

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    Admission information

    Admission requirements

    Must have grade point average of greater than or equal to 5 for their undergraduate coursework (Bachelor of Midwifery) to be eligible to apply.

    Minimum English language proficiency requirements

    All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

    Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 7.0 with no subtest result below 7.0.

    Credit transfer

    Credit not available in this end-on Honours program.

    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    80 units

    Program duration

    1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

    Program requirements

    The Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) requires the completion of 80 units of study.

    Program plans

    Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

    The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

    You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.

    Program structure

    Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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    Core Courses

    Students must complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    NURS4301Health Research Methods
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (GOSFORD)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (GOSFORD)
    20 units
    NURS4302Reviewing and Critiquing Literature
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (GOSFORD)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (GOSFORD)
    20 units
    NURS4303Research Progress
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (GOSFORD)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (GOSFORD)
    20 units
    NURS4930Honours Thesis Completion
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (GOSFORD)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (GOSFORD)
    20 units

    Additional information

    Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

    Additional support

    AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

    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. More information is available online.

    How to apply

    You usually apply for Honours in the final year of your undergraduate degree. To be accepted for entry you must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Midwifery or equivalent with a credit grade point average (GPA).

    To apply complete the Direct Admission Application Form (PDF, 332KB).

    Find out more about Honours scholarships.

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