Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Postgraduate Diplomas.
Applicants must be registered as a nurse in Australia, and:
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Postgraduate Diploma Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
NS5112:03 Physiological Processes in Midwifery
NS5113:03 Pathophysiological Processes in Midwifery
NS5114:03 Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal Midwifery Care
NS5115:03 Midwifery Care in ‘At Risk’ Events
NS5201:03 Research: Theory and Methodology
NS5214:03 Professional Midwifery Care
NS5220:03 Perinatal Critical Care and the Pregnant Woman
Select 3 credit points of specified NS level 5 subjects
NS5001:03 Applied Physiological Assessment
NS5002:03 Contemporary Issues in Specialised Practice
NS5202:03 Research: Proposal Writing
NS5225:03 Care of the ‘At Risk’ Newborn
NS5226:03 Infant Feeding and Nutrition
NS5230:03 Clinical Governance Project
NS5405:03 Introduction to Nurse Education
NS5406:03 Clinical Teaching in Nursing
NS5407:03 Contemporary Issues in Nurse Education
NS5408:03 Implementation of Clinical Teaching Strategies
NS5710:03 Nursing Management Across the Health Sector
NS5730:03 Advanced Surgical Nursing
NS5740:03 Advanced Medical Nursing
NS5750:03 Dispute Resolution: A Nursing and Midwifery Perspective
NS5760:03 Qualitative Data Management in Nursing
NS5770:03 Nursing Leadership
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
9 credit points, with the exception of candidates currently practising as endorsed midwives, who may be granted up to 12 credit points.
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 9 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable, this course does not include majors
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who complete the Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery are eligible for entry to the Master of Midwifery, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the postgraduate diploma.