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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Master of Midwifery Practice - HLM001

If you are a Registered Nurse currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and wish to pursue a career in midwifery, this two-year full-time or part-time equivalent course will open up a whole world of exciting new opportunities for you. Through a combination of theory and clinical experience, you will receive broad exposure to the philosophy and midwifery practice of being ‘with woman’, using health promotion strategies and contemporary evidence-based practice within a primary health care approach.  

You will experience a wide variety of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities, including a minimum of 1046 practice hours across the two years. You will provide continuity of midwife care to 12 women across their journey through pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period. From a theoretical perspective, you will learn midwifery-specific language, and become immersed in midwifery philosophy, social and ethical principles, and the law, developing significant research abilities, clinical reasoning, and critical thinking skills which will be applied to working with women and their families. You will graduate as a competent midwife, prepared to practice within the full scope of midwifery.

Campus Information

Canberra, Bruce

The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus. Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone. Student accommodation, an on-campus medical and counselling centre, the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Public Hospital, Belconnen Shopping Mall and a variety of restaurants are all within walking distance.


  • Feb
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible interview call from institution
10 Days
Provisional/ unconditional offer
20 Days
Visa process
30 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

Upon completion of the Master of Midwifery Practice, you’ll be eligible to register as a midwife in Australia across a variety of settings, including rural and remote areas, hospitals, birth centres, communities and in women’s homes.


PSW Opportunity

Major Cities

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates

Cities and major regional centres

  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast Canberra Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
  • Wollongong/Illawarra Geelong
  • Hobart

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an 
additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 3 years of PSW visa)

Regional centres and other regional areas

All other locations 
(list of cities)

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa 
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

This course has an early closing date to submit applications (October 31 every year). To apply you will be required to:
(i) be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a registered nurse
(ii) meet normal University requirements for admission to a postgraduate course and
(iii) submit a written response to the questions included on the supplementary application form

Applications are judged on both how well they meet the admission requirements (i) and (ii) and how well they prospective students consider the issues raised in the supplementary questions (iii).

Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.
Please be advised that if you submit your application after the advertised closing date, your application may not be considered.

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