HNM314 - Primary Midwifery Practice


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

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

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Anna O'Connell

Waterfront (Geelong): Nicki Hartney

Warrnambool: Rachel Russell





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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

6 hours seminar and 16 hours Cloud (online) 


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.


This is the final midwifery specific unit and forms part of the Professional Studies in Nursing and Midwifery cluster which builds on all previous units of study by providing students with the opportunities to explore issues influencing contemporary midwifery practice. Opportunities are provided for students to critically examine issues of women’s health care related to social, cultural, political and ethical frameworks. It is expected that during the two (2) week (80 hour) clinical placement students will apply and integrate knowledge and skills learned in this unit and all previous units to comprehend the role of a Division 1 registered nurse who also holds endorsement as a midwife in contemporary nursing and midwifery practice in a variety of health care and maternity service settings.

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