Unit description

Develops the students' critical understanding of the Transition to Registered Midwife, which is required to be fully met prior to submitting for registration as a midwife. Students consolidate and refine their knowledge about the Australian maternity care system and about the roles and relationships within the multi-disciplinary health care team. Students identify and plan a team-based quality assurance research project for a problem in practice. Issues of the ethical use of power are critically discussed including the role of mentors in professional development. Students refine and finalise their professional portfolio and resume, then prepare a position application for future employment.

Unit content

Module 1: Governance of Australian Maternity Care Services

Module 2: Relationships in Midwifery and Maternity Care Teams

Module 3: Personal and Professional Self Development

Module 4: Research Skills and Practice Improvement

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 14 (Residential Session)
Tutorial on-site 6 (Residential Session)
Structured online learning 2.5 hrs (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 46
Position Application50%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Practice ReviewSR

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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