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Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)
Charles Sturt University

Course highlights

Our Graduate Diploma of Midwifery is offered online to registered nurses wanting to achieve a midwifery qualification and advance their careers. The postgraduate course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved by the NMBA.

  • Nationally recognised and valued

    Charles Sturt University began teaching midwifery in 1990 and now enrols 100 students every year in this course,. We also have a range of partnering maternity services across Australia accredited to employ Charles Sturt University midwifery students.

  • Flexible learning options

    Online study and two intakes per year mean you have more flexibility to fit study into your life. Registered nurses are employed as midwifery students with a partnering maternity service. This course is undertaken over a minimum of one year, but may take up to one and a half years depending on the employing maternity service and subject requirements.

  • Bring your learning to life

    This midwifery course allows registered nurses to be employed as a midwifery student for the full duration of the course, while studying the theoretical component online. Upon successful completion of the midwifery practice and academic study, you'll be eligible to apply for registration as a midwife with the NMBA.

Career opportunities

Use the knowledge, skills and practical experience gained in your midwifery degree to advance your career in many different healthcare services. While there is a particular need for midwives in regional, rural and remote locations, you'll also be in high demand in urban and metropolitan settings. Your skills as a registered midwife will enable you to offer woman-centred care in your community, and you could lead midwifery nursing practice and contribute to developing and strengthening the midwifery community.

Credit and pathways

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Registered Nurses enrolling in the course receive no credit points on entry. Any credit for applicants who have partially completed a midwifery course in Australia will be assessed by the Courses Director as per CSU Credit Policy requirements.

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a Charles Sturt University Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time equivalent fee


Subject fee (8 Points)


Please note: Fees are indicative only, based on full-time study. Check the course duration and graduation requirements to determine your study load for this course.


For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

Graduation requirements

As a Charles Sturt University student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Diploma of Midwifery
Speciality Classification
Provider Type
Education Provider
Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)
End Date
Price Details
1 year full-time equivalent fee $22,784 Subject fee (8 Points) $2,848 Please note: Fees are indicative only, based on full-time study.
1 year full-time equivalent fee $22,784 Subject fee (8 Points) $2,848 Please note: Fees are indicative only, based on full-time study.
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