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A career focusing on women and their needs
Midwifery is more than a job. It's a challenging, varied and highly specialised role that integrates skill, knowledge and tradition.
Increasingly, midwives are relied upon by women to provide top level advice and assistance during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. As a competent and accountable professional, you'll work in partnership with women to provide high quality, safe and effective care before, during and after childbirth.
At Griffith, our highly awarded teaching staff are committed to developing the next generation of midwives. We are the only university in Australia with two professors of midwifery, indicating our commitment to your academic and professional development.
Study with Australia's No.1 ranked university for Nursing and Midwifery*
Griffith offers Australia's leading midwifery program. Our graduates are highly sought after and employed in hospitals and health centres all over the world. As the only university in Australia with two professors of midwifery (indicating our commitment to your academic and professional development), Griffith is also Australia's No. 1 ranked university for Nursing and Midwifery in Australia, and 4th in the world.
Our graduates are sought after and employed in hospitals and health centres all over the world.
A large number of our students are of mature age and people changing careers. We understand the pressures involved in achieving work/life balance, so we go the extra mile so you’ll have the best possible chance to succeed.
Our Bachelor of Midwifery degree blends online learning with two-week intensive blocks on campus each semester. You’ll learn from expert midwives in midwifery laboratories that simulate the clinical environment. You’ll also undertake midwifery clinical experience through extensive placements in health services involving morning, evening and night shifts.
You’ll follow 20 women throughout their pregnancy, birth and the six week period after birth. You’ll be required to be on call to attend the labour and birth.
In your third year, you may choose to complete a rural or international clinical placement.
You’ll graduate with a solid foundation of midwifery’s theoretical knowledge and practical applications.
Nursing at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience, Student Support, and Median Graduate Salary by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.*Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019
Professional development for midwives and nurses
Our one or two day short course Midwifery workshops can provide CPD points to keep your qualification current. They are also an excellent way to sample our full postgraduate programs. Semester duration courses that provide 10 credit points towards a postgraduate degree include:
- Advanced Breastfeeding and Lactation
- Perinatal Mental Health
- Screening, Diagnostics, Pharmacology and Prescribing for Midwives
- Promoting Sexual Health and Wellness
Find out more about these short courses.
|Bachelor of Midwifery||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)||Logan
|Graduate Certificate in Primary Maternity Care||Online
|Master of Primary Maternity Care||Online
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
Capable, confident graduates can take their skills anywhere
Griffith midwifery graduates, with their highly developed knowledge and many clinical skills, are highly valued and in constant demand throughout Australia and overseas
You'll find opportunities for a rewarding, challenging career as a midwife in a range of public and private healthcare settings, including:
- Private practice
- Maternity and neonatal care settings
- Rural remote health care
- International aid organisations
Other employment opportunities can include research and policy development.
09 Oct 2019
Indigenous alumnus receives health professional accolade
02 Oct 2019
Griffith alumni awarded prestigious Churchill Fellowships
Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October
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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October
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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December
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