Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

This course is designed to meet the graduate needs of registered nurses wishing to gain registration to practise in the area of midwifery. It provides a broad theoretical and clinical study in midwifery, and includes a discussion of professional, sociopolitical and ethico-legal issues related to the family, and research skills that enhance midwifery practice and interpersonal processes. Students undertake concurrent employment as a student midwife in an accredited midwifery unit. Midwives are in high demand at present, in both the public and private health systems, and the current shortage is expected to continue for some time. The course requires concurrent employment in an accredited midwifery unit for one year (four days a week) in order for students to meet the requirements to gain midwifery registration with the National Board of Nursing and Midwifery.

Structure

Students must complete a total of 48 credit points, comprising eight compulsory subjects. This course is offered over a 14-month, full-time period.

Subjects

  • Midwifery

Standard entry requirements

  • UTS recognised bachelor degree, or equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. The applicant must be a registered nurse in Australia. Applicants are required to apply for concurrent employment in a midwifery student position through either: the centralised recruitment program for NSW public hospitals: MidStART
  • Or applying directly to NSW private hospitals to undertake a midwifery student program. Private hospitals that offer midwifery student positions include the Mater Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital, St George Private Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital, and Prince of Wales Private Hospital. Applicants are selected on academic merit based on their grade point average.

Recognition

The course requires concurrent employment in an accredited midwifery unit for one year (four days a week) in order for students to meet the requirements to gain midwifery registration with the National Board of Nursing and Midwifery.

Study pathways

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Midwifery may be eligible to apply for 24 credit points (four specified subjects) of exemptions in the Master of Midwifery.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
City International: $30,528 No No information available

Further information

Limited commonwealth-supported places are available. Applications are now open for the Autumn session 2017 intake. The subject Midwifery Practice 1 has a pre-session commencement date of 13 February 2017. Attendance is compulsory. This course is not offered to international students.

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