Learn how to provide the necessary support, care and advice to women and their families throughout pregnancy and childbirth, as well as postnatal care.

Deakin's nursing courses: ranked in the top 28 universities in the world^
Ranked the #1 university for student satisfaction in Victoria: Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015 and the Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2018 (QILT)*

Career opportunities

A career in midwifery could lead to work in a range of areas, including:

  • maternity services
  • acute care/sub-acute care
  • clinics
  • community health centres
  • emergency
  • government agencies and private industries
  • hospitals
  • neonatal care
  • paediatrics
  • schools
  • rehabilitation
  • universities.

^QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
*Year on year, our undergraduate students are the most-satisfied students of all Victorian universities. Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Deakin has allowed me to grow and prosper as a person, as a nurse and as a midwife.

Jessica Forrer

Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

Learning for the future

Deakin’s innovative learning technologies, clinical simulation centres, extensive health network partnerships, excellent teachers and commitment to a personalised learning experience for every student means you will be engaged, work ready and successful.

Our accreditation

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery or a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery, you may apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) through the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for registration as a midwife.

Research with us

Research at the school is conducted through our Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research – and in partnership with several major healthcare providers. Nursing ethics, the child-bearing experience, medication management… whatever your focus, we have an expert supervisor for you.

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Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin is one of the largest in Australia, and is committed to providing excellence in its courses through an emphasis on current trends and evidence-based practice in nursing.

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