Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

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 2014*

7/87 - B Midwifery
6/89 - B Midwifery (Mater Clinical Sc

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

728102 - B Midwifery
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 Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Physics.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 6152

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 through 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 and Midwifery

Email: nursing-midwifery@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3381 1165

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

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 Biological Sciences, 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$ 27360

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 through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

How to apply

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

Why study the Bachelor of Midwifery?

The program is a three-year degree delivered internally, full-time (there is no mid-year entry), with an accelerated option to complete the program in 2.5 years. The program is designed to develop graduate midwives who will: direct their own learning and apply clinical reasoning skills in their midwifery practice; be able to work in continuity-of-care models according to the international definition of the midwife; be able to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams to promote quality outcomes of care for each woman and baby; provide high quality care through safe and effective midwifery practice according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council [ANMC] and the Australian College of Midwives Incorporated [ACMI] competency standards; and possess the qualities, skills, knowledge and abilities expected of a University of Queensland graduate.

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

It is a requirement students hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) before commencing the program. Students are required to comply with the School's Infectious Diseases and Immunisation Guidelines and provide serological evidence of their status with respect to blood-borne transmissible viruses (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV). Carriers of blood-borne viruses would be unable to complete the clinical practice components of the program and thus not be eligible to apply for endorsement as a midwife. Students will also be required to undergo a National Criminal History Check (Police Check) prior to clinical placement. For further information on these requirements contact the School.

Every effort is made to place students in their preferred location which may include a travel radius of up to 90mins due to public transport connections.

Students are required to complete 1080hrs of supervised placement throughout the duration of their program. Students will be rostered to attend clinical placement on either morning (approx. 7am - 3pm) or afternoon shifts (approx. 2pm - 11pm) for 12-15 shifts of 8 hours duration, depending upon the clinical site. In the final year of the program students will also be required to attend night duty shifts (approx. 11pm- 7am).

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/Rank 2014*
7/87 - B Midwifery
6/89 - B Midwifery (Mater Clinical Sc

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

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

Prerequisites

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

Additional application information

Clinical placements commence in the first few weeks in first year. Students are 'buddied' with midwives for clinical learning throughout the program.

Throughout the program students are required to complete a set number of 'follow throughs' of women through their pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods.

For the final year of the program, students are required to undertake extensive clinical practice. This may preclude students from undertaking outside employment during the final two semesters.

Students seeking accommodation may wish to consider living in one of the colleges at St Lucia as a shuttle bus to the Ipswich campus is available.

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

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through 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 Biological Sciences, 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.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 058541C

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

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 through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 6152

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$ 27360

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

  • 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)
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased from the School.

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Midwifery

Careers

Midwives work in a variety of public or private health care settings, maternity and neonatal care settings, academia/teaching, research, rural and remote health, aid organisations, and/or a combination of these areas.

To find out more about where a career in Midwifery can take you, visit the www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

Professional memberships

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

  • Australian College of Midwives

Accreditation body

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

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 List. Refer to the BMid 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