Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry)

University of Southern Queensland USQ

This program prepares current registered nurses (RN) or registered paramedics for a career in midwifery and is hands-on with 50% of studies dedicated to midwifery practice experience courses. In addition, under the supervision of a registered midwife students will take the lead role in the continuity of care of a minimum of ten women throughout their pregnancy. Students will experience placements in birth suites, antenatal clinics, postnatal and neonatal units. The program has a strong focus on Indigenous health and human rights inspired by the Respectful Maternity Care charter. Studies will include preconception, pregnancy, labour and birth, post birth as well as social and political contexts, multicultural aspects, evidence based practice, choices, and models of midwifery and maternity care. As a graduate, students will be prepared for their career as a midwife in clinics, maternity hospitals or primary care settings, family planning clinics, neonatal units and community health.

Entry Requirements:

Registered Nurse (Division 1) with a Bachelor degree in Nursing, and/or equivalent; evidence of current registration as a nurse (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) certificate. English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.


16-units: 16 core course; Midwifery practice experience courses by attending three (3) compulsory residential schools; and All unpaid midwifery practice experience requirements of this degree through the midwifery practice experience courses. Practical experience is an integral component of the program and each student is required to undertake and satisfactorily complete 1320 hours of practical experience.

Subjects you can Study:


Further information:

Students must be willing to undertake and submit the requirements of the University of Southern Queensland, Queensland Health and other state or private facilities for clinical placement. These include: Blue Card; Australian Federal Police Certificate; Hepatitis B Immunisation; Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Immunisation; CPR Certificate; Queensland Health Student Orientation Requirements and Occupational Health & Safety Certificates and Clinical Placement Student Declaration. All other placements must meet the Professional Experience Placement Office (PEPO), state and facility-specific requirements.


The Bachelor of Midwifery Graduate Entry is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and upon successful completion, students will be eligible for entry on the Australian Health Practitioner Register as a Midwife.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info No Full time 2 years
Toowoomba No info No Part time 4 years
Toowoomba No info No

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