Graduate Diploma of Midwifery
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
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 I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Students must submit the following additional registration forms with application:
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Additional Information for Midwifery Applicants
Special admission requirements
Post admission requirements
Hepatitis B immunisation:
Students must provide evidence of being immune to hepatitis B. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement before the start of their first placement, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.
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Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Candidates are required to undertake a portion of the course via a block and/or limited attendance mode delivery (two 5-day residential schools at Townsville Campus). Candidates not resident in the Townsville region are required to arrange accommodation at their own expense.
Course learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be able to:
NS5131:03 Foundations of Midwifery Practice
NS5132:03 Midwifery Care of Murri and Torres Strait Islander Families
NS5133:03 Healthy Labour and Birth
NS5134:03 Challenges to the Pregnancy Continuum
NS5135:03 Complex Midwifery Care
NS5136:03 Pharmacology and Clinical Midwifery Practice
NS5201:03 Research Design: Theory and Application
NS5214:03 Professional Midwifery Care
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1.5 years part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Must be registered as a nurse with AHPRA
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.
Maximum 12 credit points (for formal study, or RPL, or a combination of formal study & RPL)
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 Graduate Diploma of Midwifery are eligible for entry to the Master of Midwifery and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the graduate diploma.