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Midwifery Studies

University of Newcastle

12 months
39310 AUD/year
17720 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Midwifery Studies program from University of Newcastle is designed to develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary midwifery theories and practice which will enable you to demonstrate leadership within the midwifery profession and contemporary maternity services.


Why study with us?

  • Enhance your midwifery professional practice - registered midwives looking to enhance their careers will have the opportunity to choose one of four specialisations to study.
  • Enhance your contemporary midwifery knowledge - the Midwifery Studies program from University of Newcastle is developed by midwifery academics in consultation with industry partners.
  • Ranked 3rd in Australia for overall graduate satisfaction (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-2019 – Postgraduate – Nursing Category)

Career opportunities

Upon completion, you will have developed a solid foundation in contemporary maternity healthcare frameworks, midwifery care and contexts of practice for Indigenous women. By specialising your midwifery qualifications, you will have the knowledge and qualifications to open doorways to roles in midwifery primary care group practice models, clinical education, midwifery management, research and academia, or clinical midwifery specialist and consultant roles.

Prospective career paths may include:

  • midwifery primary care or privately practicing midwifery with endorsement
  • midwifery clinical educator
  • midwifery manager / unit manager
  • midwifery researcher
  • clinical midwife specialist / consultant
  • family health midwife

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Midwifery
  • Midwifery and Cultural Diversity
  • Optimising Childbearing
  • Research in Health Care
  • Biostatistics 
  • Digitally Supported Learning
  • Web 2.0 and Beyond
  • Clinical Epidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International: It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.


80 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 098482M

Applicants must be a registered midwife or a registered nurse working in a maternity environment in their own country, with a minimum of one year's experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39310 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39310 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17720 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17720 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Newcastle

1333 - 2400 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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