Graduate Certificate of Maternal Critical Care

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K

The Graduate Certificate of Maternal Critical Care is designed to extend your knowledge gained through maternity clinical practice and develop advanced theoretical skills in obstetrical and gynaecological critical care.It is expected that you will already be employed in a clinical setting and will undertake assessments that have a direct application to your professional practice and context. This course provides a strong theoretical and practical grounding that enables health practitioners to develop an analytical approach to clinical decision-making and will facilitate your capacity to enhance your critical thinking capability, and to provide enhanced maternity care services.


This course consists of two core units building on the foundation of specialist knowledge and skills and evidence-based practice. Existing units in this course will also be offered in other courses across the college. This maximises resources and enables you to diversify between courses if you wish.Completion of the Maternal Critical Care units 1 and 2 will provide an accelerated pathway through to the Master of Midwifery.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCore Units(2 units)40cpCompulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:HEA570 Maternal Critical Care: Chronic Conditions (20 credit points) (unit title change 2021)HEA571 Maternal Critical Care: Acute Conditions (20 credit points) (unit title change 2021)Specialist Electives(0 units)0cpThere are no specialist elective units in this courseElectives(0 units)0cpThere are no elective units available in this course. 40cpTotal Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information. 


  • Health and Medicine

Standard entry requirements

Current registration as a registered nurse or midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
CDU Online International: $16,425 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year
CDU Sydney International: $16,425 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

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