Primary Maternity Care

Griffith University

Master Online
12 months
29000 AUD/year
19500 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Primary Maternity Care pffered by Griffith University will involve the development of high levels of research knowledge and skills to enable graduates to analyse the evidence, determine the applicability of evidence to practice, generate critical questions and conduct research.


Graduates of the Master of Primary Maternity Care pffered by Griffith University will contribute to the development of best practice through the acquisition and generation of research that supports evidenced based maternity care.

Please note that successful completion of this program does not lead to eligibility to apply for registration as a midwife. 

Prospective students seeking eligibility to apply for registration as a midwife should refer to the Bachelor of Midwifery.

Career opportunities

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to design and deliver primary maternity care and women's health services within a well-ness model.

Graduates will be recognised for their expertise and ability to apply professional knowledge and skills in maternity care. 

They will possess high levels of skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Legal, professional and ethical issues in practice
  • Synergy in practice to meet current and future maternity reform agenda
  • Interactions of cultural diversity and their implications for practice
  • Principles of partnership working
  • Effective midwifery care and service provision.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Primary Maternity Care in Context
  • Enhancing Critical Skills for Midwives
  • Applied Counselling
  • Working with Diverse Populations
  • Global Maternal Health
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider - 00233E

All applicants seeking to undertake the Master of Primary Maternity Care must hold:

  • a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a suitable professional health practice discipline such as midwifery, medicine, nursing or social work from a recognised tertiary institution with a GPA of 4.0 or above
  • OR a Graduate Certificate in Primary Maternity Care from Griffith University (students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing and will be required to complete 80 credit points in the program).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29000 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    19500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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