The Bachelor of Midwifery is for those who want to become registered midwives and work in maternity settings such as hospitals, birth centres and other community agencies.
This midwifery course will teach you how to:
manage normal pregnancy and childbirth
provide effective postnatal, maternal and newborn care to women and their newborn infant
provide safe and reliable care that meets the individual psychological, emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs of women.
Bachelor of Midwifery students will do over 1000 hours of midwifery clinical practice throughout the course in hospital and community settings. The students will also engage with a minimum of ten women to follow their pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care journey called their Continuity of Care Experiences (CCE). This experience involves the student recruiting the woman in early pregnancy and attending appointments throughout. If possible, the student attends the labour and birth and follows the woman after discharge home up to six weeks following birth.
Possible career paths include:
registered midwife within maternity settings
independent midwifery practitioner.
A graduate entry program is available to registered nurses and paramedics.