midwife Midwife Eligibility Requirements - AECC Career Guide

Midwife - Eligibility Requirements

How to become a registered midwife in Australia? 

There are two major study pathways for international students to become registered midwives in Australia.

  • Complete your three years Bachelor’s in Midwifery from a university in Australia 
  • Complete a postgraduate course in Midwifery after your bachelor’s in Nursing

 If you have a bachelor’s in nursing, you can also study Master of Midwifery Practice or a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. 

After completing the course, you need to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to practise as a midwife. This registration must be renewed annually and it is necessary that midwives complete 20 hours of professional development every year. 

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