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Quality, comprehensive, evidence-based program

Although primarily aimed at midwives, Griffith delivers innovative postgraduate programs, studied 100% online, that will also appeal to:

  • Child health nurses
  • Social workers
  • Medical practitioners
  • Other health professionals committed to providing evidence-based maternity care services

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.

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Study with Qld's No.1 ranked university for Nursing and Midwifery*

Griffith offers Australia's leading midwifery program. You'll study with Queensland's No. 1 ranked university for Nursing and Midwifery, which is also ranked 29th in the world. Our degrees are focused on educating professionals who can tend to the needs of pregnant women and promote the health and wellbeing of mothers and babies, whilst also ensuring women’s rights are respected.

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.

*2016 QS World University rankings by subject

Short Courses

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

Find out more at Short courses.

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Rural students required for Midwifery

A number of places are set aside for students from rural backgrounds.

Career outcomes

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
  • Academia
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Rural remote health care
  • International aid organisations

Other employment opportunities can include research and policy development.

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