Bachelor of Midwifery

This program is one of only three midwifery bachelor courses in Sydney, and the only one embedded across the Western Sydney community.

Bachelor of Midwifery


Full Time: 3 Years

Next Start Date

04 March 2024

Closing Date

Parramatta South UAC 726570
Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual fee from $11,885

Additional Information

Program Code: 4684

The heart of healthcare

Western’s Midwifery program opens a world of unlimited potential for people with a passion for midwifery. As well as studying the theory behind midwifery practice, you will learn using a woman-centred continuity of care model, through clinical placements and on-campus simulated clinical practice settings. You will also discover how to apply critical, reflective and intellectual skills to the delivery of evidence-based midwifery care and emerge with both local and international knowledge that will benefit pregnant and birthing women in Australia and around the world. Be part of the future. 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 Bachelor of Midwifery at Western Sydney University. Additional selection criteria apply. Please see our handbook for more information.


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The Bachelor of Midwifery has accreditation and approval from the Nurses and Midwives Board Australia. It prepares graduates with eligibility to apply for registration throughout Australia as a beginning professional registered midwife.

Western’s CPUs are designed to simulate a contemporary hospital ward setting. They all contain teaching and practice rooms, a simulation room and a control room to develop clinical practice skills.

What you can expect to study

The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Career Opportunities

Midwives take on a rewarding roles in antenatal, postnatal and birthing care, research, education, management and policy development.

They can also be self-employed, find work in public and private hospitals, or work in caseload midwifery programs and group midwifery practice. 



"The University has been incredible, and the program gives me a range of benefits like being able to put in early preferences for some of my classes so that I don’t have to miss any training.

The teaching staff’s support has been unwavering since day one and even though I miss classes each semester due to competing overseas, they make sure I never miss any content by organising catch up days or spending one-on-one time with me to go over things.

We started placement very early on and I think it has been fantastic as I am a practical learner, so I gain a lot of confidence in my skillset when on placement.

I have completed a lot of hours across a range of different wards in the hospital and love being exposed to real life scenarios and the incredible learning experiences that come with it."

— Grace Kleppich, Bachelor of Midwifery

B Psychological and Social Sciences

Entry requirements for domestic students


Selection is on the basis of:

  • Academic merit (ATAR or its equivalent), and
  • Performance at an interview, conducted by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Additional Information

An additional admission requirement for applicants is to provide evidence of meeting the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, English language skills registration standard prior to enrolling in the program. Find out more in the handbook.

Special Requirements

To enrol in the Bachelor of Midwifery, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements. To attend a health-related placement in this course, Special Legislative Requirements will be assessed from the first year of study.

  1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit.
  2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.
  3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at
  4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.
  5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form.
  6. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool)
  7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website.

Please consult the handbook for more information.

B Psychological and Social Sciences

Entry requirements for international students

**Please note, if this course lists a part-time option, this is not available to International Students on a Student Visa.

Please consult the handbook for more information regarding entry requirements for this course.

You can read more about international academic entry requirements here.

Indicative annual fee


A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is one that is subsidised by the Commonwealth and applicable only to Domestic students. This means that the Australian Government pays part of your fees towards your program, therefore reducing your program fees, and the remaining amount is paid by you, this is considered your Student Contribution.

To work out how much your Student Contribution will be before you study, you will first need to find out the Student Contribution band your subjects fit into based on their general discipline area.

You can then calculate your student contributions to work out the total amount of your contribution.

The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) is a range of loans introduced by the Australian Government from 2005 to provide fee payment assistance to eligible students. Loans are for Australian citizens studying in Australia or overseas. Permanent residents who hold a humanitarian visa are also eligible if studying in Australia.

If eligible you may be able to defer all or part of your Student Contribution through the HECS-HELP loan program. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP if undertaking studies overseas.

New Zealand citizens and holders of an Australian permanent resident visa (other than an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) are generally not entitled to HECS-HELP assistance. If you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident your Student Contribution amount must be paid in full by the census date.

However, the Australian Government has passed new legislation that changes the way some New Zealand citizens, who hold a Special Category Visa (SCV), studying in Australia will pay their fees. More information is available on the Changes to fees for New Zealand Citizens webpage.

Find out more about HECS-HELP

Find out more about OS-HELP

Apply as a Domestic Student

If you are a domestic student, you can apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) application system (an application fee applies).

Domestic students are:

  • Australian Citizens
  • New Zealand Citizens
  • Australian permanent residents
  • Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders


Western Sydney University recognises and rewards students who demonstrate community engagement, outstanding academic ability and superior leadership skills. Donor-funded scholarships are also available, providing support for students based on both academic achievements and equity considerations. There are also scholarships available for specific degrees. 

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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (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 program 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 program past the normal finish date of the program 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 programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.