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B-MIDWIFE

Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)

Bachelor degree

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

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Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Minimum ATAR 80
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)
  • Duration

    Duration

    3 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    600
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    115618K
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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2025

Semester 1

On campus

2026

Semester 1

On campus

Course outline

Outline

Outline

Midwives are an essential part of professional healthcare, working in settings such as healthcare clinics, hospitals, community practices, birthing centres and home settings.

In this course, you will gain the comprehensive knowledge and skills required to practise midwifery.

Your studies will include topics across biological, physical, psychological and social sciences.

You’ll also complete supervised clinical placements in maternity units and follow individual women through their childbirth journey through the ‘continuity of care experience’ (CCE) approach.

Upon graduating, you’ll be qualified to work in metropolitan and rural healthcare settings such as antenatal clinics (including specialty clinics for adolescent, high-risk and diabetic women), labour and birth suites, postnatal wards, special-care nurseries, breastfeeding clinics, midwifery group practice and birth centres.

This course is suitable for school leavers and for mature-age students. The current national shortage of midwives means that you can expect excellent career opportunities across Australia.

What jobs can the Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) course lead to?

Careers

  • Midwife

Industries

  • Healthcare
  • Government and non-profit organisations

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate culturally safe, values-led care for all women and babies through the development of personal and professional skills for cultural competence
  • apply midwifery knowledge and skills within dynamic and complex midwifery contexts
  • discuss the importance of skilled professional midwifery care for women and babies in an international context
  • 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 evidence-based 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
  • 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
  • identify opportunities for lifelong learning and enhance personal knowledge and skills to further contribute to the midwifery profession

Professional recognition

This course is pending accreditation by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Graduates can apply for registration as a Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board (pending approval).

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.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Human Biology ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

StepUp Entry

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • Indigenous applicant

    If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT elements considered are Written English and Verbal

English requirements

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

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7

Speaking

7

Reading

7

Listening

7

Overall band score

7

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

Other requirements and notes for this course

This can be a physically and mentally challenging course. Please familiarise yourself with the Inherent requirements before applying. Reasonable adjustments can be made for students with disability.

Ranking and Selection Process

Entry to this course is competitive, with limited places available.

Please note:

  • Applicants will be ranked and selected based on published entry requirements and entire academic record.
  • Applicants must provide all required documents and be assessed as eligible to be included in the ranking for an offer.
  • Meeting the minimum entry requirements and course specific prerequisites, does not guarantee selection.
  • In the event the course reaches capacity the University reserves the right not to proceed with subsequent offer rounds.

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) course will need to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to register to work in this profession.  The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia works to ensure that Australia’s midwives are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practice.  Their priority is public safety.  Students should be familiar with these requirements which may impact their progression throughout their studies and in entering the profession.  

 

The NMBA registration standards define the requirements that applicants, registrants or students need to meet to be registered - https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx 

 

In addition to meeting the Curtin English requirements for admission, the NMBA requires all applicants for initial registration  to demonstrate English language skills to be suitable for registration - https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx 

 

It is a condition of enrolment that applicants complete criminal record screening and clearances, basic professional certifications and screening and immunisations for a number of infectious illnesses prior to the commencement of the course. You will need to keep these requirements current during your course. You are responsible for the cost of these.  Further information on requirements for fieldwork for students in the Faculty of Health Sciences can be obtained by visiting the website https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/fieldwork-statements/

 

You must be available to undertake clinical practice during and/or outside semester in health care facilities. You must also be available to work rotational shift work, including morning, afternoon and nightshift.

A break from study of more than one semester may incur additional clinical practice.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT elements considered are Written English and Verbal

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Human Biology ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

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

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7

Speaking

7

Reading

7

Listening

7

Overall band score

7

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

This can be a physically and mentally challenging course. Please familiarise yourself with the Inherent requirements before applying. Reasonable adjustments can be made for students with disability.

Ranking and Selection Process

Entry to this course is competitive, with limited places available.

Please note:

  • Applicants will be ranked and selected based on published entry requirements and entire academic record.
  • Applicants must provide all required documents and be assessed as eligible to be included in the ranking for an offer.
  • Meeting the minimum entry requirements and course specific prerequisites, does not guarantee selection.
  • In the event the course reaches capacity the University reserves the right not to proceed with subsequent offer rounds.

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) course will need to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to register to work in this profession.  The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia works to ensure that Australia’s midwives are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practice.  Their priority is public safety.  Students should be familiar with these requirements which may impact their progression throughout their studies and in entering the profession.  

 

The NMBA registration standards define the requirements that applicants, registrants or students need to meet to be registered - https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx 

 

In addition to meeting the Curtin English requirements for admission, the NMBA requires all applicants for initial registration  to demonstrate English language skills to be suitable for registration - https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx 

 

It is a condition of enrolment that applicants complete criminal record screening and clearances, basic professional certifications and screening and immunisations for a number of infectious illnesses prior to the commencement of the course. You will need to keep these requirements current during your course. You are responsible for the cost of these.  Further information on requirements for fieldwork for students in the Faculty of Health Sciences can be obtained by visiting the website https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/fieldwork-statements/

 

You must be available to undertake clinical practice during and/or outside semester in health care facilities. You must also be available to work rotational shift work, including morning, afternoon and nightshift.

A break from study of more than one semester may incur additional clinical practice.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT elements considered are Written English and Verbal

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Human Biology ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

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

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7

Speaking

7

Reading

7

Listening

7

Overall band score

7

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

This can be a physically and mentally challenging course. Please familiarise yourself with the Inherent requirements before applying. Reasonable adjustments can be made for students with disability.

Ranking and Selection Process

Entry to this course is competitive, with limited places available.

Please note:

  • Applicants will be ranked and selected based on published entry requirements and entire academic record.
  • Applicants must provide all required documents and be assessed as eligible to be included in the ranking for an offer.
  • Meeting the minimum entry requirements and course specific prerequisites, does not guarantee selection.
  • In the event the course reaches capacity the University reserves the right not to proceed with subsequent offer rounds.

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) course will need to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to register to work in this profession.  The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia works to ensure that Australia’s midwives are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practice.  Their priority is public safety.  Students should be familiar with these requirements which may impact their progression throughout their studies and in entering the profession.  

 

The NMBA registration standards define the requirements that applicants, registrants or students need to meet to be registered - https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx 

 

In addition to meeting the Curtin English requirements for admission, the NMBA requires all applicants for initial registration  to demonstrate English language skills to be suitable for registration - https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx 

 

It is a condition of enrolment that applicants complete criminal record screening and clearances, basic professional certifications and screening and immunisations for a number of infectious illnesses prior to the commencement of the course. You will need to keep these requirements current during your course. You are responsible for the cost of these.  Further information on requirements for fieldwork for students in the Faculty of Health Sciences can be obtained by visiting the website https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/fieldwork-statements/

 

You must be available to undertake clinical practice during and/or outside semester in health care facilities. You must also be available to work rotational shift work, including morning, afternoon and nightshift.

A break from study of more than one semester may incur additional clinical practice.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course as a current Curtin student, you need to have:

  1. completed a minimum of 100 credits; and
  2. have achieved an average of 70% or higher in the four most recent units studied; and
  3. be on good standing in the most recent course studied.

Higher education course switcher criteria

Switching into this course from another higher education course provider is only available in Semester one. 

A minimum ATAR/ Selection Rank of 80 is required

Note: Selection Ranks are assessed based on your tertiary studies

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Human Biology ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

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

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7

Speaking

7

Reading

7

Listening

7

Overall band score

7

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

This can be a physically and mentally challenging course. Please familiarise yourself with the Inherent requirements before applying. Reasonable adjustments can be made for students with disability.

Ranking and Selection Process

Entry to this course is competitive, with limited places available.

Please note:

  • Applicants will be ranked and selected based on published entry requirements and entire academic record.
  • Applicants must provide all required documents and be assessed as eligible to be included in the ranking for an offer.
  • Meeting the minimum entry requirements and course specific prerequisites, does not guarantee selection.
  • In the event the course reaches capacity the University reserves the right not to proceed with subsequent offer rounds.

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) course will need to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to register to work in this profession.  The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia works to ensure that Australia’s midwives are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practice.  Their priority is public safety.  Students should be familiar with these requirements which may impact their progression throughout their studies and in entering the profession.  

 

The NMBA registration standards define the requirements that applicants, registrants or students need to meet to be registered - https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx 

 

In addition to meeting the Curtin English requirements for admission, the NMBA requires all applicants for initial registration  to demonstrate English language skills to be suitable for registration - https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx 

 

It is a condition of enrolment that applicants complete criminal record screening and clearances, basic professional certifications and screening and immunisations for a number of infectious illnesses prior to the commencement of the course. You will need to keep these requirements current during your course. You are responsible for the cost of these.  Further information on requirements for fieldwork for students in the Faculty of Health Sciences can be obtained by visiting the website https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/fieldwork-statements/

 

You must be available to undertake clinical practice during and/or outside semester in health care facilities. You must also be available to work rotational shift work, including morning, afternoon and nightshift.

A break from study of more than one semester may incur additional clinical practice.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

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2025

Semester 1
  • On campus

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus

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  • Curtin course code: B-MIDWIFE
  • CRICOS code: 115618K
  • Last updated on: 18 July 2024

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