Bachelor of midwifery distance education
About this course
Midwives are responsible for the care of women and babies during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labour, birth and the early infancy period. They provide direct clinical care and support for healthy women and babies and work collaboratively with doctors and other members of a health care team when there are risks or complications.
The Bachelor of Midwifery is specifically designed to develop graduates for entry to professional midwifery practice. The course prepares graduates with skills, knowledge and attitudes to provide high quality woman-centred care through safe and effective midwifery practice in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council National Competency Standards for the Midwife.
Graduates are equipped to apply sound evidence-based reasoning skills to their midwifery practice; work in continuity-of-care models in partnership with women; and collaborate effectively in multidisciplinary teams to promote effective outcomes. The degree aims to produce graduates with the capability, confidence and flexibility to adapt to changes and contribute to innovation in the midwifery profession and the health care system, focusing on women and their needs through a primary health approach.
Pathway for Registered Nurses: In accordance with the admission requirements, a Registered Nurse (RN) only needs to complete the midwifery specific units, (60% of the total course, mostly part-time) in order to complete the Bachelor of Midwifery. Students do not begin midwifery placements until session 2 of year 1, but are thereafter in practice continuously except for the University break at the end of the year. Students may be able to negotiate to meet their practice requirements either partly or fully whilst in paid employment as a RN midwifery student.
Registered midwives may practise midwifery in various capacities in public and private hospitals and community, maternity and neonatal health care settings in urban, rural and remote areas. They can practise as group practice midwives, clinical midwifery consultants, midwifery educators, midwifery unit managers, community midwives, researchers, and as independent midwives (with further training). They can work in any state of Australia and in New Zealand.
Further training is required to work as a privately practising midwife.
Students are required to undertake about 1, 000 hours of supervised placements that will enable them to focus on woman-centred care and provide continuity-of-care with women throughout their pregnancies; attend antenatal and postnatal assessments/visits with women; provide direct care to women during labour; assist women during birth; support women and their babies with diverse needs across pregnancy, labour and birth, and the postnatal period; and experience the full scope of midwifery practice.
See the University’s, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
Applicants must have achieved:
- satisfactory completion of at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the Recognised Countries (see below), including at least two years between years 7 and 12; or
- completed at least two years (full time equivalent combined secondary and/or tertiary and/or vocational education taught and assessed solely in English, in one of the Recognised Countries; or
- the IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components: or
- the OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components; or
- the PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills; or
- the TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test: 24 listening, 24 reading, 27 writing, and 23 speaking; or
- successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 program at SCU College. Applicants who enrol via this pathway will need to separately meet the English language requirements of registration to practice.
Recognised Countries means the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, UK and USA.
Please note, Rule 2 Schedule B test scores equivalencies do not apply to this course.
An applicant who has completed a Certificate III qualification will not be admitted solely on the basis of this qualification
To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Midwifery a candidate shall successfully complete the equivalent of twenty four (24) units (288 credit points) comprising all units listed in the Schedule of Units.what is the geologic time scale definition pa peco switch how much save advice tips cheapest which definition best describes productivity How to contact elon musk? what is the difference between po and invoice what will happen if you don't follow medical advice and diets for arthritis what the difference between lo mein and chow mein What does it mean when you keep dreaming about someone? what is the difference between pizza sauce and pasta sauce What time does lowe's open? What is the meaning of the number 13? Tips in the bed e how? when you pay collection does my credit score improve What does tb stand for? How to clean battery corrosion? what is the difference between an element and a compound laertes gives advice to ophelia concerning hamlet (1.3). what does he tell his sister? what is google chrome helper process on mac What do theycal a book fied with tips? how did the maya use their mathematical skills what is the difference between gelato and sorbet what are the health benefits of eating protein which of the following is one way that technology can improve productivity what is the difference between statistic and parameter What does kun mean? what is the difference between an affidavit and a declaration how to measure in inches with a ruler why transferable skills are important what is the definition of social interaction what to do if my benefits are exhausted How to make a circle in minecraft? who do get advice from about mlm What does a summons mean? what advice does annie give moose about piper in the book al capone does my shirts What does bandwidth mean? what goes in the skills section of a resume Tricks to figure out whether to use cosine or sin when calculating normal force on a tilted plane? How to turn on hotspot on iphone 12? How to make extra money? how to lose $100,000,000 and other valuable advice how to measure for floor tile What does it mean to simp? How to build a fire pit?