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Midwifery

Midwifery

Get equipped with the skills to provide high quality, safe and effective woman-centred care, education and support to 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 practice.

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

The University of Canberra offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses for students who are:

  • wanting to become a midwife (Bachelor of Midwifery)
  • Registered Nurses looking at a pathway into midwifery (Master of Midwifery Practice).

Real-world experiences

Graduate job ready after 3 years of supervised professional placement across antenatal, labour and birth and postnatal care in various 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, more personalised classes create a powerful student journey that is more focused and tailored to your individual learning needs.

Professional recognition

Professionally accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and practice as a Registered Midwife (NMBA) as registered midwives.

Career opportunities

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

  • Rural and remote areas
  • Public and private hospitals
  • Birth centres
  • Community health Organisations

Courses

Contacts

midwifery@Canberra.edu.au

Phone 6201 2033 or 6201 5935

People

NamePosition
Dr Prof Marjorie Atchan Discipline Lead
Ms Meagan BielskiPractice Support Midwife
Ms Jeannine BradowMidwifery Practice Coordinator
Prof Deborah DavisNursing and Midwifery Clinical Chair
Dr Sally de-Vitry SmithAssistant Professor Clinical
Ms Cara LukinsMidwifery Practice Coordinator/Practice Support Midwife
Kai HodgkinLecturer 
Megan Hoy Practice Support Midwife
Janette JakabPractice Support Midwife
Dr Sally Muggleton Head of School Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health
Sophie WrigleyPractice Support Midwife