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Postgraduate Certificate of Midwifery (Re-Entry to Practice)

12 months
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The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Midwifery (Re-Entry to Practice) is designed for midwives who have been out of practice for between five and ten years. 


The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Midwifery (Re-Entry to Practice) will provide re-entry to practice students with highly developed knowledge and technical skills for safe, evidence-informed midwifery practice with women and their babies in contemporary maternity care settings. Graduates can apply for registration as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

You will have the ability to make independent midwifery judgements and to actively engage with other health disciplines, as well as provide quality midwifery services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and for women with specific ethnic and other diverse needs, and their babies. This program will immerse you in new and emerging trends in theoretical and practical midwifery and maternity care, re-engage students with the profession, and enhance academic development.

Career opportunities

  • Upon completion, you will have the knowledge and qualifications to practice as a Midwife.
  • Prospective career pathways may include clinical midwifery, midwifery management, policy work or research.

Programme Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Midwifery (Re-Entry to Practice) will provide you with an advanced knowledge base to continue your career in midwifery practice. Key areas of study include:

  • Woman with complex pregnancies
  • Woman with complex labours
  • Woman with postnatal complexities and/or unwell babies
  • Midwifery Professional Experience

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 (or higher) Midwifery pre-registration degree; and
  • Current or previous registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a midwife but not having practised midwifery for a period of between 5 to 10 years.
  • CRICOS Provider 00109J

Tuition Fee

  • National students are Commonwealth Supported.

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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