This internet browser is outdated and does not support all features of this site. Please switch or upgrade to a different browser to display this site properly.
Midwifery student in training
MG-MIDW

Master of Midwifery

Masters by coursework (graduate entry)

Gain a rewarding career in women’s health, caring for mothers and babies through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

See full course structure
  • Qualification
    Master of Midwifery
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
    400
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
See full course structure

Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

Select your preferred campus:

Intake Application open Application close

Extended Delivery Period 1, 2023

Applications now open!

19 January 2023

Extended Delivery Period 2, 2023

10 April 2023

22 June 2023

Extended Delivery Period 1, 2024

8 December 2022

Applications now closed!

Extended Delivery Period 2, 2024

8 December 2022

Applications now closed!

See full course structure

Why study Master of Midwifery at Curtin?

Highly ranked course

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

 

 

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Work experience

You’ll undertake 1000+ hours of supervised clinical practice.

Outline

Outline

Midwives are registered health professionals trained to support and care for women during pregnancy, labour and birth. They work in clinics, hospitals, community practices, birthing centres or in the home. There are several pathways to becoming a registered midwife.

The Master of Midwifery can be studied over two years full-time or four-years part-time. Course content blends evidence-based theory with more than 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice, and covers physical, biological, psychological and social sciences.

You’ll learn to work as a professional midwife in real settings, using your midwifery skills over the whole childbirth continuum. You will build relationships with women, attend their antenatal appointments, be on call to support them through their labour and birth and visit them postnatally.

Over the two years, you will recruit and follow 30 women, conducting antenatal appointments, advising and educating these women and their partners and be on call to provide full labour care and comprehensive postnatal support. In addition, you will also complete:

  • 2-4 weeks full-time clinical placements in maternity settings per semester
  • 2-3 weeks full-time of face-to-face workshops at Curtin Perth per semester

In your theory learning, you’ll critically analyse scientific literature and health standards, and evaluate clinical and diagnostic data. This gives you a broad understanding of midwifery practice, and helps you make informed decisions, recognise warning signs and provide safe and effective care.

Throughout the course you’ll develop your cultural awareness and your communication and leadership skills, giving you the confidence to work in interprofessional healthcare teams, establish relationships with women and their families, and gain an understanding of the midwifery profession.

You’ll become knowledgeable on topics such as reproductive health and nutrition, mental health, and breastfeeding, and will be able to provide families with the evidence they need to make informed choices.

On graduation, you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

What jobs can the Master of Midwifery lead to?

Careers:

  • Midwife

Industries:

  • Healthcare
  • Social assistance
  • Education and training

Future growth: Very strong
joboutlook.gov.au
Oct 2020

 

 

What you'll learn

  • actively support culturally safe, values-led care for all women and babies through the development of personal and professional skills for cultural competence
  • appraise reflectively, critically and with initiative to apply midwifery knowledge and skills within dynamic and complex midwifery contexts
  • distinguish the importance of skilled professional midwifery care for women and babies in an international context
  • critically analyse scientific literature and health standards; synthesise and integrate into woman centred-care; engage with health and scientific information when seeking, evaluating and using data related to midwifery care and clinical decision-making
  • demonstrate proficiency and make informed decisions on therapeutic interventions by utilising current technology to inform midwifery practice for the delivery of safe and effective care
  • communicate effectively, to meet the woman’s needs, establish collegial relationships with interprofessional teams and promote midwifery within the community in the broader contexts of primary healthcare and public health policy
  • analyse and practice the values intrinsic to midwifery practice; demonstrate critical reflection and the ability to enhance the development of self and others; demonstrate leadership skills
  • examine current midwifery health legislation; work in an autonomous accountability framework within the scope of ethical and legal midwifery practice as a member of interprofessional teams
  • appraise and access opportunities for lifelong learning and enhance personal knowledge and skills to further contribute to the midwifery profession

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

All applicants must hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree with a high course weighted average (greater than 70 percent). It is essential that applicants have successfully completed a research unit and a human biology related unit at tertiary level. Domestic students who have not completed tertiary units in the above mentioned areas will be able to study these unit(s) through the Health Sciences Graduate Entry Foundation course. Curtin University requires all students to demonstrate competency in English.

Please refer to the following for further information https://howtoapply.curtin.edu.au/.

It is a condition of enrolment that applicants are screened for, and immunised against contracting a number of infectious illnesses prior to the commencement of the clinical placement. Further information on Health Screening for students in the Faculty of Health Sciences can be obtained by visiting the website https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/fieldwork-statements/.

Screening and vaccination costs are the responsibility of the student.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

Please refer to English language requirements for Nursing and Midwifery courses for detailed information on how to meet English proficiency for this course.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7.0

Speaking

7.0

Reading

7.0

Listening

7.0

Overall band score

7.0

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $4,600*
Domestic $25,338*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

Curtin Perth flag

2023

Extended Delivery Period 1
  • On campus
Extended Delivery Period 2
  • On campus

2024

Extended Delivery Period 1
  • On campus
Extended Delivery Period 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

Apply now