The Graduate Diploma in Midwifery is a 15 month course for registered nurses who wish to pursue a career in midwifery.
Please note: additional English language proficiency requirements set by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) must be declared and met before you are eligible to commence study in the Graduate Diploma in Midwifery at Western Sydney University.
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Midwifery at Western
The Graduate Diploma in Midwifery emphasises a primary health care approach to enable you to participate fully in health promoting activities. A diverse range of teaching and learning experiences are provided to enhance your acquisition of knowledge and midwifery skills.
The course provides you with the opportunity to gain a recognised tertiary qualification and registration to practise midwifery. It is presented in conjunction with public hospitals in Sydney and is approved and recognised by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency/Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. The Western Sydney University School of Nursing and Midwifery is a national leader in nursing and midwifery education, research and scholarship in Australia.
The Graduate Diploma in Midwifery is accredited by Australian Health Practitioner's Regulation Agency (AHPRA) on recommendation by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).
Fees and delivery
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Graduates of this course can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Hospitals in metropolitan, rural, and remote areas
- Community settings (including homes)
- Self-employed (privately practising)
- Antenatal, postnatal and birthing care
- Research and Education
- Management and policy development
Midwifery is the art and science of providing holistic care to women and their families throughout pregnancy and birth. Midwives provide family planning and preconception care, perform prenatal exams, and care for the health of mothers-to-be.
Midwifery teaching careers usually involve gaining an academic post in a university, but practising midwives also commonly teach as part of their work. You may be involved in the education of midwifery students, the training of new graduate midwives or midwives new to the workplace.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
Policy development involves researching, compiling and analysing a range of facts that relate to the benefit of society. It involves working with a range of government agencies and community groups to pinpoint relevant solutions.
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Applications for the Graduate Diploma in Midwifery commencing 2019 are now being accepted.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.