Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted

Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud (online)No
Duration

4 years full time (This course is only available full time)

CRICOS course code057656M
Deakin course codeD355

Course structure for students who commenced in 2015 onwards. Students who commenced prior to 2015 should refer to previous online Handbooks and consult your course enrolment officer

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The combined course of Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery is designed to provide specialist skills related to midwifery in addition to those of a Registered Nurse. Graduates are highly sought after for their ability to provide person-centred, evidence-based care of high quality, focused toward improving client outcomes.

Students may elect to exit the combined program and complete the Bachelor of Nursing requirements only.

Clinical practice

Beginning soon after commencement of the course, early exposure to the clinical environment gives students extensive opportunities to develop clinical skills in a variety of settings including acute/sub-acute care, medical and surgical care, midwifery, paediatrics, aged care, rehabilitation, community nursing and mental health nursing. Students will spend over 42 weeks in various health care settings, including hospitals and community health centres in metropolitan, rural and regional areas.

Professional recognition

On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse and as a Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

Note: the NMBA has registration requirements that must be met in order to register. Course completion is one of these requirements.

Note: These courses are currently accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and are an NMBA approved course at the date of publishing.


Department of Human Services policy 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 Working with Children Act 2005**, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the 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.

* Department of Human Services Policy on Working with Children Check and Police Records Checks can be found at: http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/about-the-department/our-organisation/careers/applying-for-a-job/application-process/step-4-safety-screening-checks

** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$6,620Not applicable$30,800

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery consists of thirty two (32) credit points of study. Three (3) credit points of units are course grouped for both nursing and midwifery; eighteen (18) credit points are specific to nursing and eleven (11) credit points are specific to midwifery. The course aims to provide graduates with a blend of knowledge, skill, and ethical behaviours appropriate to the professions of both nursing and midwifery.

There is an expectation that students be available to undertake clinical practicum outside of trimester dates. All expenses associated with clinical placements are the responsibility of the student.

Course structure

Level 1
Trimester 1

HBS109Human Structure and Function

HNM101Partnerships in Midwifery Care 1

HNN112Quality and Safety: Nursing Practice 1

HNN120Quality and Safety in Health Care

Trimester 2

HNM102Partnerships in Midwifery Care 2

HNN114Health Assessment

HNN122Quality and Safety: Nursing Practice 2


Level 2

Trimester 1
HNM201Partnerships in Midwifery Care 3

HNN215Quality Use of Medicines

HNN227Quality and Safety: Nursing Practice 3

Trimester 2

HBS107Understanding Health (Trimester 1 at Level 3 at Warrnambool)

HNM202Collaboration in Midwifery Care

HNN222Mental Health and Illness


Level 3
Trimester 1
HNM323Challenges in Infant Care

HNN217Community Nursing Practice (Trimester 2 at Level 2 at Warrnambool)

HNN318The Older Person and Supportive Care

HNN319Chronic Illness and Supportive Care

Trimester 2

HNM310Midwifery Practice 1

HNN108Understanding Research Evidence

HNN300Child and Adolescent Health


Level 4
Trimester 1
HNM311Midwifery Practice 2

HNM313Complexities in Midwifery Care

HNN320Leadership and Clinical Governance

Trimester 2

HNM314Issues and Trends in Midwifery Practice

HNN301Mental Health Promotion

HNN325Comprehensive Nursing Practice