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University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

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Graduate Diploma in Midwifery

  • Graduate Diploma

This course is designed to meet the graduate needs of registered nurses wishing to gain registration to practise in the area of midwifery.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1.17 years full-time
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About this course

This course is designed to meet the graduate needs of registered nurses wishing to gain registration to practise in the area of midwifery. It provides a broad theoretical and clinical study in midwifery, and includes a discussion of professional, sociopolitical and ethico-legal issues related to the family, and research skills that enhance midwifery practice and interpersonal processes. Students undertake concurrent employment as a student midwife in an accredited midwifery unit.

Entry requirements

Admission requirements Admission requirements Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. The applicant must be a registered nurse in Australia. Applicants are required to apply for concurrent employment in a midwifery student position through either: the centralised recruitment program for NSW public hospitals: MidStART. This process is administered by the NSW Department of Health Nursing and Midwifery Office, or applying directly to NSW private hospitals to undertake a midwifery student program. Private hospitals that offer midwifery student positions include the Mater Hospital (check their website for details or contact the hospital directly), Sydney Adventist Hospital (applications open in June; check the hospital website for details), St George Private Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital, and Prince of Wales Private Hospital. Prospective students need to contact private hospitals directly in order to apply for a midwifery position. Applicants need to apply to UTS for a position in the Graduate Diploma in Midwifery. Application must be directly via UTS Online Application. Acceptance in the Graduate Diploma in Midwifery at UTS is dependent on the applicant securing employment as a student midwife. See also the Application checklist (PDF 83kB). Applicants need to be available to attend classes from early February, for the first two weeks of midwifery classes. Students' current nursing registration will be confirmed via the National Register of Practitioners. Students should ensure that details of their registration are up to date on this register. Applicants are selected on academic merit based on their grade point average. The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6. 5 overall with a writing score of 6. 0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4. 5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course. If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.
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Study locations

Ultimo (Sydney)

Graduate outcomes

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