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Midwifery

Midwifery

Become  equipped with the essential skills to provide evidence-based, safe and effective woman-centred care that supports all  women through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.

With a focus on primary health care and continuity of care, you will develop an understanding of midwifery models to enable you to apply theory into your daily midwifery practice.

Through our innovative work-integrated learning experiences, you’ll graduate ready to play a pivotal role in providing culturally safe midwifery care to all women, babies, their families and the community.

The University of Canberra currently offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Midwifery course for students wanting to become a midwife

Real-world experiences

Graduate-job ready after 3 years of supervised midwifery practice experience across antenatal, labour and birth and postnatal care in various practice settings.

Strong industry connections

UC partners with ACT Health and Southern NSW maternity facilities. Settings include Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce and Queanbeyan Hospital

Personalised learning

With limited places on offer, our smaller, personalised classes and comprehensive midwifery practice experiences facilitates a focused student journey that  supports individual learning styles and needs.

Professional recognition

The course is professionally accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). Graduates are eligible to apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and practice as midwife.

Please note: The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has developed a set of registration standards that define the requirements that applicants, registrants or students need to meet to be registered. Core standards cover criminal history, English language skills, continuing professional development, recency of practice and professional indemnity insurance arrangements. The standards are accessed via this link: https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/registration-standards.aspx

Career opportunities

On graduation, you’ll be able to take the first step towards various employment opportunities as a registered midwife in a range of settings such as:

  • Metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas
  • Public and private hospitals
  • Birth Centres
  • Community Health Organisations
  • Private practice

Course

Contacts

midwifery@canberra.edu.au

Phone 6201 2033 or 6201 5935

People

NamePosition
Dr Marjorie Atchan Discipline Lead
Prof Deborah DavisACT Health Clinical Chair/Professor of Midwifery
Dr Maryam BazarganSenior lecturer
Noelyn PerrimanSenior lecturer
Kai HodgkinLecturer
Sophie WrigleyMidwifery Practice Coordinator
Meagan BielskiPractice Support Midwife
Brendan Grey Lecturer