Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery
Course summary for current students
|Year||2015 course information|
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool|
4 years full time (This course is only available full time)
|CRICOS course code||057656M|
|Deakin course code||D355|
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
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.
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.
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/facs/bdb/fmu/service-agreement/4.departmental-policies-procedures-and-initiatives/4.6-safety-screening-referee-checks-police-record-check-and-working-with-children-check
** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012.
Fees and charges
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
- Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
- Fees charged will depend on the individual units undertaken
- Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services
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.
|HBS109||Human Structure and Function |
|HNM101||Partnerships in Midwifery Care 1 |
|HNN112||Quality and Safety: Nursing Practice 1 |
|HNN120||Quality and Safety in Health Care |
|HNM102||Partnerships in Midwifery Care 2 |
|HNN122||Quality and Safety: Nursing Practice 2 |
Level 2Trimester 1
|HNM201||Partnerships in Midwifery Care 3 |
|HNN215||Quality Use of Medicines |
|HNN227||Quality and Safety: Nursing Practice 3 |
|HNM202||Collaboration in Midwifery Care |
Level 3Trimester 1
|HNN222||Mental Health and Illness |
|HNM323||Challenges in Infant Care |
|HNN217||Community Nursing Practice |
|HNN318||The Older Person and Supportive Care |
|HNN319||Chronic Illness and Supportive Care |
|HNN108||Understanding Research Evidence |
Level 4Trimester 1
|HNN300||Child and Adolescent Health |
|HNM313||Complexities in Midwifery Care |
|HNN320||Leadership and Clinical Governance |
|HNM314||Primary Midwifery Practice |
|HNN325||Comprehensive Nursing Practice |