Duration

Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

External

Delivery mode

Web Based

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Midwifery.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved midwifery degree or equivalent and be eligible for an unrestricted licence to practise as a registered midwife in Australia.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have recent practice as a registered midwife as some assessment items in the courses are designed to expand clinical practice skills.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

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

Half Year full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

External

Delivery mode

Web Based

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Midwifery.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved midwifery degree or equivalent and be eligible for an unrestricted licence to practise as a registered midwife in Australia.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have recent practice as a registered midwife as some assessment items in the courses are designed to expand clinical practice skills.

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

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.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

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

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 7 3365 7487
Within Australia: 07 3365 7487

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

Enquire online

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Midwifery?

Midwifery is an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in which you can celebrate the very essence of human life. Midwives offer care to women during pregnancy, labour and birth, and after their baby is born. Our balance of clinical practice and academic theory means Midwifery at UQ is held in high regard. We've developed the degree in consultation with the health and midwifery industry, so students will learn the most relevant, up-to-date theory and hands-on practical experience to help them be job-ready when they graduate.

This program is an ideal entry point for midwives who have hospital qualifications and extensive experience, but may not have prior university study. The program will enable students to further develop their general midwifery knowledge and skills and study an area of specialisation. Upon graduation, students can apply to the Master of Midwifery.

What you can study

This program introduces students to evidence based Nursing and Midwifery that will assist them in being effective consumers of research and make application of evidence to their clinical practice. In addition students will undertake 4 units of study relevant to their chosen field in either Advanced Practice Midwifery or Complex Midwifery Care.

Advanced Practice Midwifery
Assist midwives to advance their health assessment skills across the continuum of midwifery care and to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the use of pharmacology, pharmacy and therapeutic interventions required for the care of women and babies across the midwifery continuum.

Complex Care Midwifery
Prepares registered midwives to provide care across the continuum of midwifery care to women and babies with complex needs which may arise from existing health disorders or pregnancy induced factors such as obesity, diabetes and essential hypertension amongst others.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Midwifery.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved midwifery degree or equivalent and be eligible for an unrestricted licence to practise as a registered midwife in Australia.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have recent practice as a registered midwife as some assessment items in the courses are designed to expand clinical practice skills.

Additional application information

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.

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved midwifery degree or equivalent and be eligible for an unrestricted licence to practise as a registered midwife in Australia.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have recent practice as a registered midwife as some assessment items in the courses are designed to expand clinical practice skills.

Additional application requirements

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae.

Visa requirements

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

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 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

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

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Graduate Certificate in Midwifery

Careers

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

Careers opportunities are according to the field of study you choose from:

  • complex midwifery care
  • advanced practice midwifery.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Midwifery

To complete the Graduate Certificate in 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 #8 from the GCMid course list. Refer to the GCMid program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Midwifery.

Program Rules for the Graduate Certificate in Midwifery