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

Get work-ready

Immerse yourself in the future of midwifery at Deakin. Our midwifery courses are tailored to address the latest in industry trends and demands with world-class teachers and facilities. You'll be able to gain practical skills both on campus and in the real world with our clinical simulation centres and industry placements. Practise your skills in our safe yet realistic simulation environment, then apply them in the field when working at one our many healthcare partners across Victoria.


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, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Career opportunities

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

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

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.

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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.

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.

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

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.

Learn more about researching with us