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Undergraduate

Midwifery

Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) - BSc(Midwifery) - B-MIDW Health Sciences
Minimum ATAR Not applicable This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

This course is unavailable in 2018.

You can strive to help women have a healthy pregnancy and a satisfying birth experience.

This course emphasises the close integration of evidence-based theory and clinical practice. The theory content is comprehensive and includes physical, biological, psychological and social sciences.

You can gain clinical experience in a wide range of community and hospital settings, and will have opportunities for interprofessional learning across the duration of the course.

The clinical placements are coordinated with theory, and progress from simulation and observation visits to longer periods in maternity care settings. You’ll be involved in caring for women, babies and their families in supervised practice, appropriate to your academic level and experience.

You will also be required to recruit 10 pregnant women, over the three years of the course, to follow their pregnancy, birth and postnatal journey which will involve an on-call component.

Please note that student placements include night duty, weekends and may take place during semester break.

Because you will commence clinical placement in first semester it is important to start the process for health and legal checks as soon as you accept your place in this program. More information can be found here.

Take a Google Maps virtual tour of our simulated hospital environment.

Admission criteria

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Minimum ATAR This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.

Not applicable

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and MC Verbal

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

None

Desirable WACE courses

Human Biology ATAR and Integrated Science ATAR

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Other requirements

You must be available to undertake clinical practice during and/or outside semester in health care facilities. 

Fieldwork requirements

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

The course is designed to meet the national midwifery education standards and upon graduating, you are eligible to apply for registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Additional education requirements may be required if you wish to work in some other countries.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss credit for recognised learning (CRL) (previously known as RPL).


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Midwife

As a midwife, you may work in a variety of settings such as clinics, hospitals, birthing centres, in the mother’s home and in regional health services. Hospital midwifery usually involves shift work. 

You may also work as a community-based midwife, working in shifts, on-call, or both. Your work may involve other aspects of women’s sexual and reproductive health, lactation consultancy and childcare. 

Other employment opportunities include research and policy development, which may have standard office working hours. Midwives, who have a highly developed knowledge base and many clinical skills, are in demand both nationally and internationally.

Why Midwifery?

  • This is the only midwifery-specific degree in Western Australia at undergraduate level. 
  • Industry partnerships are integrated with teaching and research programs. 
  • Comprehensive content.
  • Emphasis on the integration of evidence-based theory and clinical practice. 

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.