Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

142407 v.2 Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery


Course CRICOS Code: 029359G
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course provides the skills and knowledge required of flexible, competent, beginning clinicians, scholars and change agents becoming leaders of the future. The application of evidence based theory and practice enables graduates to practice midwifery in a variety of settings and in ways which meet contemporary society's demands for family-centre maternity care. Teaching staff encourage students to engage in critical thinking, self-discovery, self-direction and lifelong learning.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Eligible for registration in Division One of the Nurses Board of Western Australia, with a bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent. Non-degree registered nurses may be admitted with an alternative mode of entry assessment. Recent clinical experience is necessary. International applicants are required to meet University requirements for English competency and be eligible for registration as a registered nurse with the Nurses Board of Western Australia.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. Most units are available via external study.

Course Organisation

Students complete clinical practice in an approved agency.

Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a midwife in Division One of the Nurses Board of Western Australia.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

12637 v.3   Midwifery Studies 561 3.0 25.0
13410 v.2   Midwifery Science 561 4.0 25.0
13416 v.3   Midwifery 561 500.0 50.0

Year 1 Semester 2

13409 v.2   Midwifery Science 562 4.0 25.0
13411 v.2   Midwifery 562 500.0 50.0
4712 v.3   Qualitative Methods in Health Research 582 4.0 25.0
13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
301950 v.3   Research and Evaluation in International Health 600 8.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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