Master of Clinical Midwifery (H7C)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years


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.


This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

This course is not offered in 2017.

The Master of Clinical Midwifery is a three-year (i.e. six semester) part-time course offered statewide and interstate of which the first two years comprise the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. Applicants entering at the third level of the program i.e. directly into the two Master's level units must have completed a Graduate Diploma or equivalent.

The School of Health Sciences aims to create an educational environment which values critical reflective thinking, life-long learning and professional development. The course focuses on a high level of conceptualisation within midwifery, preparing graduates who can contribute to knowledge and practice development.

Candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • enhance specialist midwifery knowledge and skills;
  • develop leadership skills in midwifery;
  • develop advanced skills in clinical supervision, teaching and mentorship; and
  • increase their understanding of the complex issues in midwifery practice.

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge, career skills and personal attributes for employment in midwifery at an advanced level.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Clinical Midwifery will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable them to function at an advanced level within practice.  The course recognises the ability of expert practitioners and provides them with an appropriate professional qualification.

Professional Recognition

Course structure

The Master of Clinical Midwifery course comprises six 25% units or equivalent. The first two years of the course consist of the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. For details see course code H6G.


The aim of this unit is to assist midwives with advanced knowledge and skills to identify and explore opportunities for transformative midwifery practice within their own individual clinical settings. The unit examines and critiques leadership theories and practices in midwifery.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained in semester one to the clinical area. In particular, students are expected to advance their abilities to lead change through a variety of unit assessments closely…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

To be eligible for an offer, an applicant must have:

  • Registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Practiced as a Midwife for at least six (6) months since graduation from a university program, prior to start of the course.
  • Evidence of AHPRA registration as a Division 1 Midwife with no endorsement notations or conditions.
  • Completed Graduate Diploma or equivalent in the same specialisation as the Master option they are applying for.
  • A credit average grade in the Graduate Diploma or equivalent.

Nurses who do not have a midwifery qualification identified in their Curriculum Vitae, are not eligible to apply.

International Applicants

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

The Master of Clinical Midwifery articulates with the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

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


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

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