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Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.2 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
Program Code40313

Study Midwifery

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) is for registered nurses wishing to gain midwifery qualifications and will see you graduate as a registered midwife with specialised theoretical and technical skills for safe, evidence-informed, ethical midwifery practice with woman and their babies.

As a midwife, you will work in partnership with women and their families through pregnancy, labour and birth and the early parenting period. You will work alongside women and families to achieve the best health outcomes for mothers and their babies. Our Midwifery programs have been co-designed with industry partners, consumers, past and present midwifery students to ensure midwifery at the University of Newcastle reflects contemporary midwifery knowledge and practice. Our programs have a strong research inspired theoretical basis to prepare students for midwifery professional experience placement. This program is accredited with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as an approved program of study.

Why study with us?

  • Flexible modes of study - learn with a mix of face-to-face and online activities, and hands-on experience in the placement setting. You can also take advantage of our flexible part-time study pathway.
  • Access to state-of-the-art simulation labs - students gain extensive preparedness for midwifery professional experience within state-of-the-art simulation labs which provide you with a safe environment to practice your clinical skills.
  • Midwifery Professional Experience – as a registered nurse you will be able to apply for a MidStart position through the New South Wales Ministry of Health central recruitment process and secure a concurrent employment position at one of the University of Newcastle’s partnering hospitals and health services.
  • Graduate work-ready - graduates from the University of Newcastle have succeeded in gaining employment at the time of graduation in leadership positions in the midwifery profession.
  • Professional recognition - upon graduation you are eligible to join a close community of midwives by applying for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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What you will study

The Master of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) will provide you with an advanced knowledge base to start your career in midwifery practice. Key areas of study include:

  • Midwife: ‘with woman’
  • Women in Pregnancy
  • Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Childbearing Women
  • Midwifery Professional Experience
  • Women in Labour
  • Women and their babies in the postnatal time
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Woman with complex pregnancies
  • Woman with complex labours
  • Women with postnatal complexities and/or unwell babies
  • Social and ecosystem health


Career opportunities

A Master of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) will open your career pathway up to include roles such as:

  • Midwifery primary care or privately practicing midwifery with endorsement
  • Midwifery Clinical Educator
  • Midwifery Manager
  • Clinical Midwife Specialist / Consultant
  • Family Health Midwife

How to apply

Applying for Master of Midwifery (Graduate Entry)

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

  • Completion of an AQF Level 7 (or higher) nursing degree,
  • Current registration as a Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, meeting the Recency of Practice registration standard,
  • Documented evidence of acceptance of a MidStart position in NSW Health.

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.

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students must satisfactorily complete the following courses in order to progress in their program.

MIDI6124 - Midwifery Professional Experience 2

MIDI6212 - Midwifery Professional Experience 3

MIDI6221 - Midwifery Professional Experience 4

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