Additional entry criteria

All Candidates must complete both of the application steps below to be eligible to be considered for entry to the Bachelor of Midwifery.

Applicants who do not submit a UAC application including the Bachelor of Midwifery (UAC Code 483400) and the Direct Application at the University of Newcastle with their Clinical Placement Preference list prior to Saturday 31 October, 2020 will not be eligible for consideration for admission.

Step 1: Apply through UAC

Apply directly through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) between Wednesday April 01, 2020 and midnight Saturday 31 October, 2020.

Applicants must submit an online application through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC), ensuring they include the Bachelor of Midwifery (UAC code 483400) - University of Newcastle among their preferences.

UAC applications are open and instructions on how to apply to UAC may be obtained from the UAC website.

Step 2: Apply to UON

Apply directly to the University of Newcastle (UON) by 5pm on Saturday 31 October, 2020.

To support the Continuity of Care Experience (CCE) relationships with childbearing women, it is expected that students will reside within one hour of their clinical placement venue. Applicants must consider this requirement when selecting their clinical placement venue.

Applicants must complete a direct application form (link below) ranking their clinical placement venue (location) preferences. It is recommended that applicants familiarise themselves with the different clinical placement venues prior to completing their preferences.

All students will be enrolled at the Callaghan Campus.  Depending upon their allocated clinical placement venue students will attend classes at either the Callaghan campus (clinical placement venues located in Maitland, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Scone, Newcastle and Gosford) or the Manning Education Centre in Taree (clinical placement venues located in Taree, Port Macquarie and Kempsey).

The direct Clinical Placement Preference application will open in August 2020 and will be available until 5pm October 31 2020. All applicants will be contacted when the clinical placement application is available.


Selection is based on an applicant’s academic performance and their stated clinical placement venue preferences. Offers will be made in the UAC January Round 1, 2021.

Each offer will include confirmation of the applicant’s allocated clinical placement venue. Successful applicants are not permitted to change placement venue.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants have the opportunity to access the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme, which incorporates an interview process considering personal attributes as well as educational qualifications. Applicants wishing to be considered under this program are still required to complete the two applications outlined above.

Applicants may obtain additional information by contacting The Wollotuka Institute on 02 4921 6863.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.