• Take the next step in your career. The Graduate Diploma of Midwifery is an innovative program with a strong regional focus. This program is designed to prepare you with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary to practice midwifery in a multidisciplinary context and in a variety of settings. Skills for evaluating evidence for best midwifery practice, as well as for development of self, others and the profession, are also features of the program. You are exposed to a wide variety of perspectives and environments in order to help develop the ability to think critically about the role of the midwife in the maternity care setting.

    On successful completion of this program you will be eligible to apply for registration as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

    The program incorporates two models of clinical placements at both the Mt Helen and Gippsland campuses:

    The Employment model: The health agency employs students and enables students to learn in the workplace while studying to gain their clinical experience. Students are mentored to consolidate their clinical experience. Potential students make applications to both FedUni and an affiliated clinical agency of their choice.

    The Supernumerary model: Students gain clinical experience and expertise through clinical placements in healthcare agencies as supernumerary workforce. Their clinical learning experience is facilitated by clinical educators in the workplace. Learning will take place in a number of rural and regional agencies in Eastern Victoria for Gippsland based students and Western Victoria for Ballarat based students.

    Areas of study include: Woman centred midwifery care, public and primary healthcare, midwifery profession and governance, midwifery evidence-based practice and diversity of midwifery practice.

    This program is available full time (FT) over one year, or part time (PT) over two years.

    Employment model: You will need to contact the midwifery educator in the facilities that you are interested in, to check the availability of employment positions and the application process for these positions.

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