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Get ready to transform maternity care services

Our postgraduate program in Midwifery is the Master of Primary Maternity Care. Students and graduates describe this degree as “transformative” because it has prepared them to confidently lead the reorientation of maternity care services in their work environments to be woman-centred.

Studied online, the Master of Primary Maternity Care is unique. It is the first and currently only postgraduate program in the world that implements the 'Framework for Quality Maternal and Newborn Care' from the Lancet series on midwifery.

Find out more about how to study the Master of Primary Maternity Care.

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Maternity care: Building relationships really does save lives.

Study with Qld'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 Queensland's No. 1 ranked university for Nursing and Midwifery, and 14th 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.

5-Star Rated

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 2017

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.

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Thinking seriously about a future in Midwifery?

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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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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

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Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university.   Find out more

Saturday 21 July — Sunday 22 July

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Tuesday 24 July — Monday 25 June

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Monday 6 August — Monday 25 June

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Sunday 12 August — Sunday 12 August

OPEN DAY - Nathan, Gold Coast and South Bank campuses

Discover what's possible at Griffith at Open Day. Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank campus to attend information sessions and activities, chat with academics about your preferred degree, find out about services and support, and tour our campuses. Find out more

Monday 17 September — Friday 28 September

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Tuesday 13 November — Monday 25 June

Mature Student Open Evening - South Bank campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about admission pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students. Find out more

Thursday 15 November — Monday 25 June

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about admission pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students. Find out more

Saturday 15 December — Thursday 20 December

Explore Your Options - Online

Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about admission pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your OP or ATAR score was higher or lower than expected.

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