To become a midwife in Australia you need to complete a Bachelor of Midwifery at an Australian university, or if you are already a Registered Nurse, you may undertake a postgraduate course to gain a qualification in midwifery.
In Australia, If you are not a registered nurse, you have the option study at the undergraduate level in a direct entry Bachelor of Midwifery program at university. You also have the option to complete a double degree of a Bachelor of Nursing and a Bachelor of Midwifery or complete a Bachelor of Nursing and then complete a postgraduate qualification in midwifery to become a registered midwife. If you are already a Registered Nurse, you may undertake a postgraduate course to gain a qualification in midwifery. Bachelor of Midwifery programs are usually 3 years full-time. Postgraduate midwifery programs for registered nurses are one year full time. You can check with the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for each university's entry prerequisites. You can also check with each university that offers a midwifery degree. Most require you to have studied english, mathematics and at least one science subject as part of your HSC. In some cases, you may also need a Senior First Aid Certificate.
For information on undergraduate and midwifery courses please visit the midwifery courses page.