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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery

Midwives play an invaluable role in facilitating childbirth and caring for mothers and babies throughout pregnancy, labor, and beyond. With Deakin’s combined Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery, you’ll graduate ready to gain registration as both a nurse and a midwife, opening the door to a truly rewarding and diverse career. Deakin graduates are highly sought-after for their ability to provide quality person-centered, evidence-based care, focused on improving client outcomes.

Throughout this four-year course, you will engage in experiential learning in our purpose-built Clinical Simulation Centres, along with our extensive clinical placement program. Involving over 40 weeks of real-world experience, clinical placements enable you to develop skills in a range of areas and settings, including hospitals and community health centers in metropolitan, rural, and regional areas.

Aspiring to enter the health care sector with the confidence to succeed as both a nurse and a midwife?

Gain a valuable mix of hands-on clinical practice and theory with a nursing and midwifery school that’s ranked in the top 1% of universities globally.* As one of the most research-active schools in Australia, our School of Nursing and Midwifery boasts some of the best facilities and resources available. Equipment and facilities include:

  • cardiac monitoring devices
  • disposable dressing packs
  • high-fidelity human-patient simulators
  • resuscitation trolleys
  • wall oxygen and suction.

Clinical practice

Beginning soon after the commencement of the course, early exposure to the clinical environment gives you extensive opportunities to develop clinical skills in a variety of settings including acute/sub-acute care, medical and surgical care, pediatrics, aged care, rehabilitation, community nursing, and mental health nursing. Midwifery clinical experiences include all areas of midwifery practice, including pregnancy care, labor and birth, postnatal care, and neonatal care. These may be undertaken in hospitals and community health care centers in metropolitan, rural, and regional areas.

There is an expectation that you will be available to undertake clinical practicum outside of trimester dates. All expenses associated with clinical placements are your own responsibility.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Warranambool

Deakin's Warrnambool Campus is set on the banks of the picturesque Hopkins River, close to local surf beaches and popular tourist attractions. The 94 hectare site is approximately five kilometres from the centre of Warrnambool CBD, serviced by the Princes Highway and by its own railway station and bus services. Warrnambool has a population of about 34,000 and is roughly 250 kilometres west of Melbourne.

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Located in the heart of Geelong, the Geelong Waterfront Campus has spectacular views of the bay. Used as wool stores in the 19th century, this campus has been renovated to create an impressive, modern space that offers an inspiring study environment. The unique mix of old and new allows for engaging and creative spaces, and its central location means students can visit Geelong’s central business district between classes. In 2019 a new ferry travelling between Melbourne and Geelong was launched. The ferry offers a comfortable and convenient mode of transport. It docks a short walk from the Geelong Waterfront Campus. Train and bus services are also regularly available between Geelong and Melbourne.

Intakes

  • March

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Nursing and midwifery are a career rich with opportunity. As a Deakin graduate, you will be highly sought-after for the many transferable skills you will obtain, such as:

  • nursing and midwifery skills
  • health sector knowledge
  • critical thinking and problem solving
  • communication

You will enter the world of nursing and midwifery with the ability to provide high-quality, person-centered, and evidence-based care focused on improving patient outcomes.

As a registered nurse and registered midwife, you can pursue a global career in a range of work settings, such as:

  • maternity services
  • acute care/sub-acute care
  • emergency
  • pediatrics
  • neonatal care
  • rehabilitation
  • community health centers
  • hospitals
  • homes
  • hospices
  • aged care settings
  • clinics
  • schools
  • universities
  • government agencies and private industries.

Nursing and midwifery are diverse professions with a number of specialty areas available. We encourage you to look at continuing professional development throughout your career; this may include postgraduate degrees and/or research degrees, including masters and PhDs

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
  • Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

India
  • (standard class XII):- 65%

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.

Mandatory student checks

In accordance with the Department of Human Services policy, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course.

In accordance with the Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, amended 2017, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at the commencement of their course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course.

Students are also required to declare their immunization status to satisfy the requirements of health organizations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organization may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunization status is not satisfactory to the health organization.

Inherent requirements

The essential knowledge, skills, and capabilities are required to undertake and successfully complete the undergraduate nursing and midwifery courses and to practice safely as a registered nurse and/or midwife.