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Midwifery, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #295 (QS) Adelaide, Australia| Online
This Midwifery degree from University of South Australia will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge needed to provide care, support and advice to women during pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatally.
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Degree overview

  • Learn in our unique, clinician-led, authentic simulated hospital and health service on campus with expert clinical and academic staff.
  • This Midwifery degree from University of South Australia makes you practice your skills with residents of our virtual health community including interactive manikins each with their own persona, and real people acting as residents.
  • Be directly and actively involved in 30 births and work alongside practicing midwives.
  • Embark on clinical placements from your first year of study.
  • Learn from well above world-class researchers, as well as from academics and industry-experienced clinicians.
  • Have the opportunity to study some of your degree internationally with overseas placements.
  • Our graduates satisfy the academic requirements for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

Career outcomes

Your career

Midwives are the primary maternity care providers in Australia, providing care, support and advice to women during pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatally. They play an important role in the promotion of normal birth, which includes screening, assessments, detection of complications and providing emergency care to both the woman and her baby in collaboration with other health professionals. Midwives play a significant role in health education such as family planning, preparing for birth, parenting and infant care.

Registered midwives can work in a wide variety of healthcare settings, such as:

  • community and hospital services
  • rural and remote healthcare
  • home-based services
  • health agencies

Graduates may complete the Transition to Professional Practice Program with a participating employer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • If you require a student visa, you will need to allow additional time to apply for a student visa.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Midwifery 
  • Human Body 
  • Normal Pregnancy and Childbirth 
  • Experiential Learning Activity. Midwifery Foundation Practicum 
  • First Peoples' Health 
  • Healthy Mothers and Babies 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements


  • Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent
  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    32600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32600 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported

Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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