Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

Build on your qualifications and experience as a Registered Nurse and become a Midwife with JCU’s ANMAC-accredited Graduate Diploma of Midwifery.

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#1 in Queensland

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Fast Facts


This course requires some on-campus attendance


  • Online: February




+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


1.5 years part-time

Entry Requirements

AHPRA registration as a nurse; AQF level 7 degree in a health-related field or equivalent; minimum 12 months clinical experience; concurrent 0.4 FTE employment in a Midwifery unit

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Real stories

  • Student of Graduate Diploma of Midwifery


    Hannah Read

    Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

    As a soon-to-be Midwifery graduate, I will forever be grateful for the support, guidance and world class education afforded to me. I am confident that because of my JCU Graduate Diploma of Midwifery I will be able to offer women and their families safe, evidence-based care.

  • Zoe Robson  Midwife, The Mater Townsville


    Zoe Robson

    Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

    Studying the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery through JCU has made the process of transitioning from a Registered Nurse to a Midwife truly enjoyable, and I recommend it to anyone that is eager to further their clinical skills and progress their career.

  • Helen Coxhead  Course Coordinator - Graduate Diploma of Midwifery


    Helen Coxhead

    Course Coordinator, Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

    The JCU Graduate Diploma of Midwifery has a strong rural focus, with an emphasis on caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in order to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes. The course is designed for students to be able to build strong relationships and support the needs of their own communities.

  • Midwifery unit manager, Mater Health Services NQ


    Helen Weisemann

    Midwifery Unit Manager, Mater Health Services NQ

    I hire JCU graduates because they’re very resilient and resourceful, and they understand the requirements of working in rural and remote environments. They’re real assets to the team.