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2014 Master of Clinical Midwifery(H7C)  Download to Zip

Responsible faculty or institute:
Health (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Cradle Coast:
Course Duration: Minimum 3 yrs, Maximum 7 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Dr Christine Stirling (03) 6226 4678


The Master of Clinical Midwifery is a three-year (i.e. six semester) part-time course offered statewide and interstate of which the first two years comprise the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. Applicants entering at the third level of the program i.e. directly into the two Master's level units must have completed a Graduate Diploma or equivalent.

Admission & Prerequisites

An applicant must: [i] be a registered midwife in Australia, or [ii] if an overseas applicant, have had his/her nursing qualifications assessed by the Nursing and Midwifery - Board of Australia - and be eligible for registration in Australia, and normally have had at least two years of full-time experience in relevant nursing practice within the last two years (or equivalent); [iii] hold an undergraduate degree in nursing with a grade point average of at least a credit (or equivalent); or [iv] have qualifications or experience deemed to be the equivalent of one of the above.

Course Objectives

The School of Nursing and Midwifery aims to create an educational environment which values critical reflective thinking, life-long learning and professional development. The course focuses on a high level of conceptualisation within midwifery, preparing graduates who can contribute to knowledge and practice development.

Candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • enhance specialist midwifery knowledge and skills;
  • develop leadership skills in midwifery;
  • develop advanced skills in clinical supervision, teaching and mentorship; and
  • increase their undestanding of the complex issues in midwifery practice.

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge, career skills and personal attributes for employment in midwifery at an advanced level.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Clinical Midwifery will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable them to function at an advanced level within practice. The course recognises the ability of expert practitioners and provides them with an appropriate professional qualification.

Articulation to/from Course

The Master of Clinical Midwifery articulates with the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery.

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