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Midwifery

Midwifery

Learn the necessary skills to provide high quality, safe and effective woman-centred care, education and support to expectant mothers through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

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

Through our innovative professional placement 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)
  • aiming to re-join the midwifery workforce after being out of it for a period of time (Graduate Certificate in Midwifery: Re-entry)
  • registered nurses and looking at a pathway into midwifery (Master of Midwifery Practice).

Real-world experiences

Graduate job-ready following supervised professional placement experience in antenatal, labour, birthing and postnatal care. There is a strong emphasis on practice within a continuity model and students are required to be on call for their midwifery work with some women.

Strong industry connections

UC has strong industry partnerships with Canberra’s maternity hospitals: Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and Calvary Public Hospital. We also partner with maternity settings in rural areas so that students have a well-rounded experience.

Professional recognition

Professionally accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as registered midwives.

Career opportunities

Midwives work in a variety of settings.

  • Metropolitan, rural and remote areas
  • Public and private hospitals
  • Private midwifery practice
  • Birth centres, including publicly funded homebirth services where available
  • Community health organisations

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People

NamePosition
Dr Sally Muggleton Discipline Lead
Asst Prof Marjorie Atchan Assistant Professor, Clinical and PG coordinator
Ms Rebekah Bowman Lecturer
Asst Prof Sally de-Vitry SmithAssistant Professor Clinical
Mrs Dale Lilley Midwifery Practice Coordinator
Ms Ros Woolley Midwifery Practice Coordinator