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HNM311 - Midwifery Practice 2

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in D355 Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery to enrol in this unit

Unit chair:

Nicki Hartney

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Monique Vermeulen

Waterfront (Geelong): Dolores Dooley

Warrnambool: Erin Guiney





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

6 Cloud (online) based hours, 6 hours undertaking face-to-face contact in seminars and individual consultations during the trimester. Experiential learning 288 hours of clinical placement which may include 40 hours in a Special Care Nursery environment.


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This is the second of two extended clinical practice units within the Clinical Studies Cluster where student learning focuses on consolidating and extending midwifery knowledge, skills and attributes through extended clinical learning experiences in midwifery practice settings. Students will have the opportunity to observe the midwife’s role and function within a multidisciplinary maternity care team and participate in supervised care of women, newborn infants, and their families during the 288 hour clinical placement and by continuing to recruit and maintain Continuity of Care experiences.


Assessment task 1: Clinical Practice requirements (equivalent to 8000 words) Pass/Fail

Department of Human Services policy - Police Record Check and Working With Children Check

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course.

In accordance with the Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, amended 2017, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at the commencement of their course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course.

Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.


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