Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Midwifery.

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016*

3/95 - B Midwifery (SEQ Clinical Sch)
2/98 - B Midwifery (Mater Clinical Sc

Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

728102 - B Midwifery (SEQ Clinical Sch)
728102 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

728402 - B Midwifery (Mater Clinical Sc
728402 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 6349

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2068

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Midwifery.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 058541C

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 29872

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Why study the Bachelor of Midwifery?

Safely guiding expectant mothers (and parents) through pregnancy, birth and the weeks that follow might be one of the most challenging and rewarding careers there is. Celebrate the very essence of life when you study to become a midwife. The Bachelor of Midwifery is a respected and innovative program developed in consultation with healthcare professionals and key industry partners. It takes a problem-solving approach to learning and integrates lecture-based study with clinical practice in major teaching hospitals.

You will start your practical learning in a hospital in week five of your first year of study. Afterwards, you will start to make the transition from student to midwife during extended placements in your final year. Placements will consolidate your skills and knowledge to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia National Competency Standards for the Midwife.

You will benefit from a program that focuses theory on specific case studies, so you can apply everything you┬┐re learning. Case studies vary, but include women and parents from diverse cultural, linguistic, age and socio-economic groups.

UQ midwives provide professional care, education, support and advice, and play pivotal role in the lives of parents, babies and communities around the world.

What you can study

The program is underpinned by an innovative, problem-based learning curriculum model which has been informed in international best practice by industry experts and responds to current national and global population health challenges.

In the first two years of the program, lectures and problem-based learning are incorporated with clinical experiences in selected partner teaching hospitals and health districts.

In the final year of the program, students undertake extensive preceptored clinical placement providing them with exposure to an area of specialty midwifery practice and the opportunity to consolidate and refine their skills in order to facilitate a smooth transition to graduate practice.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Midwifery.

Placement courses

Students will undertake over 1,400 hours^ of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals and a variety of health care organisations. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life setting.

^ included in these hours are a number of "follow throughs" that are completed over the duration of the program; this involves accompanying a woman through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.

Students will commence their clinical placements in week five of the program. Over the first two years of the program students will normally complete 15 x 8-hour shifts per semester and in the final year students will complete extended full time clinical placements.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Dual degree programs for the Bachelor of Midwifery

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016*
3/95 - B Midwifery (SEQ Clinical Sch)
2/98 - B Midwifery (Mater Clinical Sc

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
728102 - B Midwifery (SEQ Clinical Sch)
728402 - B Midwifery (Mater Clinical Sc

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application information

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, including Hepatitis B.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Additional application requirements

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, including Hepatitis B.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 058541C

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 6349

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 29872

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • Police check for criminal history ($45)
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased from the School.
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

Fee rules

View the 2017 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Midwifery

Careers

Our graduates work in a variety of maternity and neonatal settings including:

  • public, private or community healthcare
  • clinical practice in metropolitan, regional, rural or remote settings in both Australia and overseas
  • academia/clinical teaching
  • health research
  • health service management
  • aid organisations.
To find out more about where a career in Midwifery can take you, visit the Careers in Health website.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian College of Midwives

Accreditation body

  • Australian Nursing And Midwifery Accreditation Council

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Midwifery

To complete the Bachelor of Midwifery, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #48 from Part A of the BMid course list. Refer to the BMid program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Midwifery.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Midwifery