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Midwifery courses

Charles Darwin University

Bachelor Of Midwifery (wmidw1)

  • Duration : Mar
  • Intake : Full Time- 3 years
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : $ 30,790 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.5
  • TOEFL : 80
  • PTE : 58


About this course

Through a partnership approach, midwives provide woman centred, evidence based care for women and babies throughout the childbearing journey in a variety of settings. Midwives play an important role in promoting the health and wellbeing of women and their families by supporting the woman's childbearing choices and providing expertise around pregnancy, birth, postnatal and the newborn period. Midwives collaborate with other health professionals to continue midwifery care in complex situations.

The Bachelor of Midwifery at CDU is aligned with the International Confederation of Midwives' definition of the midwife. Students require a high level of motivation, determination and organisation to successfully negotiate study and clinical experience requirements with work and family commitments. The online nature of the course requires students to be disciplined and committed in their study habits. Students should consider whether their family life and work commitments will support their attendance at placement and time available for study.

Placement may occur during and outside of the semester and students may be required to travel away from home to complete up to 6 weeks of placement at their own expense. Students need to be aware that:

  • placement is arranged by Charles Darwin University and dates are determined by the availability of places at the health service facility, therefore dates for placement may not be negotiable
  • students are required to attend the arranged placement to progress in the course
  • non-attendance at placement may only occur in extenuating circumstances. Childcare and work commitments are not extenuating circumstances for the purpose of placement
  • placements may include morning, evening, night duty, on-call and shifts on weekends and public holidays

There are inherent requirements for midwifery. Inherent requirements are the essential abilities, knowledge and skills to achieve course learning outcomes and to be able to safely practise as a midwife. Midwifery requires a degree of physical strength and mobility, endurance, communication and cognitive abilities for safe practice.

Reporting obligations: Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, CDU is required to register midwifery students with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and to notify AHPRA if a student has or develops a health impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm. Students have obligations under the National Law and are expected to understand their obligations prior to enrolling.

This is a competitive course with more applicants than places available, eligible applicants will be ranked in order of academic merit.

Professional Recognition

Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to practice as a midwife in all Australian States or Territories and some overseas countries.

Course Structure

This course consists of 24 units. Two foundational units provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete the course, become lifelong learners and explore issues related to living, studying and working in diverse social and cultural environments. Core units promote the concept of cultural safety in practice and address the needs of Aboriginal women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Units in bioscience, sociology, psychology and midwifery sciences and practice are combined with extensive periods of clinical experience.

Students practice reflective, evidence-based midwifery encompassing primary health care principles as well as the emotional, physical and social aspects of birth based on an evidence-based multidisciplinary, teaching and learning framework.

Charles Darwin University Highlights

Type Public
Campus setting Urban
Establishment year 2003
Location Darwin, Northern Territory
Number of campuses 5
Annual Endowment 301 Million AUD
Academic staff 580
Total students 20124
International students 17.5%
Graduate Employment 83.39%
Mode of program On campus/ Online/ Full time/ Part time

Charles Darwin University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

  • The cost of attendance for students at Charles Darwin University comprises the tuition fee per course and the cost of living.
  • The Department of Home Affairs has estimated the cost of living for an individual to study in Australia on student visa as 21,041 AUD.
  • The cost break up has been tabulated below for reference:
Program Tuition Fee per year
Bachelor’s degree 25,328 – 33,480 AUD
Master’s degree 28,104 - 34,680 AUD
Undergraduate associate degree 29,616 – 33,480 AUD
Undergraduate diploma 26,968 – 29,616 AUD
Graduate associate degree 25,328 – 28,104 AUD
Graduate diploma 32760 AUD
  • The cost of living might vary for students in Darwin and Sydney. An estimate for both locations is provided below for reference:
Expense Cost in Darwin (per week) Cost in Sydney (per week)
Food and groceries 80-280 AUD 80-280 AUD
Gas and electricity 35-140 AUD 35-140 AUD
Phone and Internet 20-55 AUD 20-55 AUD
Transportation 7 AUD 30-55 AUD
Car (if owned by students) 150-260 AUD 150-260 AUD
Entertainment expenses 80-150 AUD 80-150 AUD
Accommodation expenses 175-227.50 AUD 283-750 AUD

Charles Darwin University Application Process

To apply for admission to Charles Darwin University, international students must fulfill minimum eligibility criteria and submit proof of English language proficiency. The University provides International Pathway programs for students who do not meet the minimum language requirements.

How to Apply?

The process for international student admission to Charles Darwin University has been described below:

Application portal: Online Application or apply through an agent

Application fee: Not required

Admission Requirements: The following documents must be submitted along with the application for admission:

  • Completed application form
  • Certified copies of transcripts/ certificates with English translation (if required)
  • Copy of passport
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Scholarship application form
  • English language proficiency test scores: The minimum requirements for test scores are as follows:
Exam Minimum Requirements for undergraduates Minimum Requirements for graduates
IELTS Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0 Overall 6.5, no band less than 6.0
TOEFL - IBT Overall 60, writing score 21 Overall 79, writing score 21
PTE 50 58
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 30,790

Total

$ 30,790

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