Bachelor of Midwifery
Bachelor of Midwifery
DescriptionThe Bachelor of Midwifery incorporates midwifery theory, science and clinical practice in a range of health facilities. Graduates of the course are competent midwives who have the skills, knowledge and confidence to practise midwifery according to the international definition of the role and scope of practice of the midwife.
The course aims to produce informed, reflective, caring and compassionate midwives who demonstrate competencies related to professional responsibility, interpersonal processes and the exercise of clinical judgment. Graduates are capable of providing woman-centred care in both hospitals and community settings. They practise reflective, evidence-based midwifery encompassing primary health care principles as well as emotional and social aspects of birth. They promote culturally sensitive care for women from indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The course prepares students to identify and analyse the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will continue to develop them as midwives and lifelong learners. This includes meeting the challenges of contemporary midwifery practice and maternity service provision in Australia and internationally.
This course is the first Bachelor of Midwifery to be introduced in New South Wales. It provides the opportunity to apply for registration as a midwife without having to become a registered nurse beforehand.
Career options include being a registered midwife in both hospital and community settings, and in both metropolitan and rural areas. Career progression opportunities include midwifery education and management, consultancy roles, e.g. lactation consultant and independent practice.
RequirementsApplicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.
Current school leavers are selected on the basis of ATAR scores. For mature age and non-current school leavers admission requirements, see Nursing, Midwifery and Health admission requirements.
The UTS Year 12 Bonus Scheme awards bonus points to Australian high school applicants based on performance in HSC subjects that are relevant to the course applied for. Further details are available at:
Current school leaver applicants are assessed solely on ATAR. Entry to the course is competitive. Applicants who are over 20 and do not have competitive recognised academic qualifications are encouraged to sit a Special Tertiary Admissions Test or complete a TAFE certificate IV qualification or higher.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.
The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 575 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 90 overall with a writing score of 21; or DEEP: C
NotesStudents must gain a minimum of 144 credit points to complete the Bachelor of Midwifery. Full-time students study four subjects a semester incorporating midwifery theory, science and clinical practice.