Graduate Certificate in Midwifery (Specialisation) (H5C)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Online
Semester 1, Semester 2

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Delivered online, and in a part-time study mode, the University of Tasmania is now offering midwives the opportunity to further their knowledge and skills with the Graduate Certificate in Midwifery (Specialisation). You will have the opportunity to advance your critical thinking and clinical decision making skills, while developing professional growth within your specialty.
  • 1 Synthesise advanced theoretical and technical disciplinary knowledge in a specialist area of midwifery practice
  • 2 Critically analyse complex health and social issues and relate midwifery knowledge and skills to implement specialist evidence-informed solutions
  • 3 Evaluate strategies used to optimise health in a specialist area of midwifery practice using independent judgement.
  • 4 Communicate specialist midwifery knowledge and information to a range of audiences.
  • Course structure

    Students are required to complete 4 units (50cp) from a specialisation as listed.

    Students must select from the following specialisations.Note: Compulsory Placement Required for Child and Family Health Specialisation. Please note that placements are only possible for registered midwives in the following geographical areas: Tasmania and New South Wales.

    Students complete 4 units (50cp)

    This unit equips students with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for understanding their experience as a student in child and family health settings. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of physical and developmental assessment, nutrition and infant…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills required for child and family health practice. You will be exposed to new concepts and information that will enable you to manage more complex situations as you move towards…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit examines the changing philosophies that have underpinned the practice of child and family health. The unit content will particularly focus on critical reflection, social constructions of motherhood, primary health care and strategies to promote the health of children…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides you with an understanding of the contextual factors impacting on the health of children and their families, and on service delivery. You will be encouraged to critically reflect on child and family health practice in relation to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students complete 4 units (50cp)

    This unit explores the interplay of biological and ecological factors that relate to the development of resilience in neonates, infants, children and adolescents within a family centred framework. The unit explores a wide range of interpersonal, social and economic influences…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit prepares the Registered Nurse to provide comprehensive and therapeutic nursing care to critically ill newborns, the growing premature infant, and their families. The student will critically reflect on contemporary neonatal nursing practices and the assumptions that underpin them,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit focuses on exploring the science of neonatology and examines the theoretical basis of pathophysiology, therapeutic intervention and evidence based practice fundamentals that are essential to understanding the complex and critically ill newborn infant and the growing premature infant.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the interplay of biological and ecological factors that relate to the development of resilience in neonates, infants, children and adolescents within a family centred framework. The unit explores a wide range of interpersonal, social and economic influences…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit students will enhance their understanding of pathophysiology and then apply this knowledge to appropriate therapeutic interventions and assessments that relate to the care of neonates, infants, children and adolescents in the acute setting. A focus of the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit prepares the Registered Nurse to provide comprehensive and therapeutic nursing care to critically ill newborns, the growing premature infant, and their families. The student will critically reflect on contemporary neonatal nursing practices and the assumptions that underpin them,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit focuses on exploring the science of neonatology and examines the theoretical basis of pathophysiology, therapeutic intervention and evidence based practice fundamentals that are essential to understanding the complex and critically ill newborn infant and the growing premature infant.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    Applicants must have graduated from a Bachelor of Midwifery program and practiced as a Registered Midwife for at least six (6) months since graduation, prior to the start of the course.

    Applicants must provide evidence of Ahpra registration as a Division 1 Registered Midwife with no restrictions or conditions.

    Applicants must provide a personal statement, or a CV or resume which states the area in which the applicant works as a Midwife including the length of time.

    Applicants must provide evidence of confirmation of employment.

    Applicants must be working in the speciality for which they have applied. 

    Safety in Practice Requirements for Child and Family Health
    This course includes compulsory work placements. All students must meet the course’s Safety in Practice Requirements before their first placement. The safety in practice requirements are to be completed separately to the course admission application.

    This course is not available to international students. Please enquire online for advice on alternative course options.

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

    There are no articulation possibilities from this course at present. 

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

    Domestic
    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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