There are undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery courses throughout Australia. For entry into an undergraduate midwifery course commencing in 2018, the ATAR ranged from 60 to the high-90s.
The following table shows the ATAR / OP scores that were required to enter each undergraduate course at the beginning of 2018. Please note that this is a rough guide only for future years as it changes from year to year depending on the applications each university receives, and that some universities will also have additional selection criteria to gain entry.
If you don’t gain entry directly following high school, some universities will allow you to transfer into their undergraduate midwifery degree following a year in one of their other undergraduate degrees – for example a science degree. This will be dependent on your Grade Point Average in your first year subjects and could also involve other admission requirements. You ATAR / OP may also be considered. There may also be pathways for diploma of nursing students and qualified enrolled nurses too. Please speak with an admissions officer at the universities you are considering applying for to see if this pathway may be available to you.
There is a postgraduate pathway that is available at 16 universities around Australia. They generally require an undergraduate degree, some with some universities having specific pre-requisite subject and other requirements which they publish on their websites. Entry into some postgraduate courses require a prior recognition as a registered nurse with AHPRA.
A list of postgraduate courses to become a midwife is in the table below:
Following is an infographic which provides an overview of the pathways to becoming qualified as a midwife in Australia. For simplicity, it does not include the possibility of transferring into midwifery from another course, and pathways for enrolled nurses. For more detailed pathways information, go to our “become a midwife page“.
The information presented in this article was correct at the time of publishing. Please check with the Midwifery Board of Australia for an up to date list of approved programs of study to become a midwife in Australia: http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Education/Approved-Programs-of-Study.aspx?ref=Midwife&Type=General
Disclaimer: This information is general in nature and does not take into account your personal circumstances. My Health Career accepts no responsibility for ensuring that you enrol in a course that is right for you. Please do your own research to ensure that you enrol in the correct course, especially if you are considering an undergraduate biomedicine, health science or biomedical science degree as a pathway to a postgraduate course. This may include speaking with a careers advisor, guidance officer, career development practitioner, representatives of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, and admissions officers from the university or universities you are looking at applying to.
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