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Deliver life-changing outcomes for women and their needs

Midwifery is more than a job. It is a challenging, varied and highly-specialised role that integrates skills, knowledge and traditions. Increasingly, midwives are relied upon by women to provide top-level advice and assistance during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period.

At Griffith, you'll learn from expert clinicians, researchers and award-winning teachers who are leading the field in midwifery education, research and practice. You’ll learn to provide high-quality, safe and effective care before, during and after childbirth.

Midwifery placements available

From Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast.

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 2nd 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.

Clinical Placements

You’ll also undertake midwifery clinical experience through extensive placements in health services involving morning, evening and night shifts.

Placements are available at a range of sites and partner hospitals, from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast. In your third year, you may choose to complete a rural or international clinical placement.

You’ll participate in contemporary clinical placements and clinical tutorials supported by practice lecturers where you’ll have the opportunity to apply the skills taught and practiced in the clinical learning labs when working under the supervision of registered midwives.

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.

Your clinical experience will be gained across a variety of settings and hospital services. You’ll be allocated to one main hospital or a private midwifery practice, where you’ll undertake 2–3 shifts per week across the 24-hour time span that women access care from midwives.

You’ll graduate with a solid foundation of midwifery’s theoretical knowledge and practical applications.

5-Star Rated

Nursing at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience, Student Support, and Median Graduate Salary by the Good Universities Guide 2020, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

*Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020

Celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The 2020 global events have highlighted the importance of critical healthcare workers who are at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic and who continue to serve the community. Students, alumni and academics from the School of Nursing and Midwifery share their experiences in these incredibly important fields.

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
  • Promoting Sexual Health and Wellness

Find out more about these short courses.

Thinking seriously about a future in Midwifery?

Watch these videos about the experiences of being a Midwifery student.

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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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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