Bachelor of Midwifery/Bachelor of Nursing

VU course code: HBMA | CRICOS: 105376F | Level of study: Undergraduate
4 years full time
In person, Workplace
St Albans, VU Sunshine Clinical School
Overview

Overview

Prepare for a career supporting life and bringing new life into the world. Our double degree in midwifery and nursing gives you the knowledge and skills for two distinct, in-demand professions.

During your Bachelor of Midwifery/Bachelor of Nursing degree, you’ll acquire practical skills for each profession – and the healthcare knowledge common to both.

You'll practise your new skills in a safe environment on campus, using technology that simulates patient care. You'll also undertake many weeks’ supported clinical practice, working with real patients. By the time you graduate, you'll be work-ready – with genuine experience caring for women through pregnancy, childbirth, and post-birth.

We will teach you to understand your patients’ health needs, as well as their social need to feel safe in your care, based on:

  • up-to-date and evidence-informed health care
  • awareness and understanding of cultural safety and sensitivity 
  • woman-centred and person-centred quality care
  • development of professional relationships and workplace integration.

Nursing and midwifery complement each other perfectly, and give you choice and flexibility in your career. After graduating from this course, you’ll be able to register and practise as a registered midwife and registered nurse.

Location: Please note that you will study at St Albans Campus for years 1-2, and at Sunshine Clinical School for years 3-4. 

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

Minimum ATAR: 81.40

This course has a minimum ATAR entry requirement. This means you’ll need to achieve a certain ATAR, along with other criteria, to be considered for this course.

The following table shows the ranking results of our current student intake and is an indication of the ATAR you’ll need to successfully apply.

Bachelor of Midwifery/Bachelor of Nursing:

VU course code: HBMA

VTAC course code: 4301310681

Campus: St Albans

ATAR profile of people who received an offer for the Bachelor of Midwifery/Bachelor of Nursing.
 ATAR
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offer91.6296.27
Median rank to receive an offer74.0086.07
Lowest rank to receive an offer68.0581.40

 

Learn more about ATAR

What is ATAR?

The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) compares the results of final-year school students, with adjustments made for factors such as hardship. The ranking is expressed as a number between 0 and 99.95. ATAR minimum entry requirements are not usually essential entry criteria for applicants who have completed secondary education more than 2 years ago.

English requirements

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) English language skills registration standard. 

See the NMBA website for more information

When applying, you must complete and submit the AO7 – Nursing or Midwifery English Language Requirements. Your application for the Bachelor of Midwifery/Bachelor of Nursing cannot be reviewed until we receive this declaration. As admission to this program is competitive, we urge you to complete your application promptly.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Midwifery / Bachelor of Nursing, students will be required to complete:

  • 384 credit points of Core Midwifery and Nursing studies.

Units

Fees & scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how

Scholarships

Careers

Registered midwives work in hospitals, group practices and the community sector in antenatal, birthing and postnatal units.

Nursing graduates work in general practice, acute care, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care and health education.

Many of our graduates hold nursing positions at Sunshine Hospital (Western Health) and the Royal Women’s Hospital.

Job titles

  • registered midwife
  • registered nurse
  • nursing manager
  • nursing educator
  • clinical nurse specialist.

Salaries

Use Jobs and Skills Australia to find average salaries in Australia:

An in-demand profession

The nursing and midwifery professions need qualified employees.

In 2021 the State of the World's Midwifery report identified a global shortage of midwives. In nursing, there are large demands for aged-care nurses, mental health nursing and critical care (HealthTimes).

The number of job openings for midwives and registered nurses is expected to continue to grow over the next five years, according to Labour Market Insights.

Become a registered nurse & midwife

The Bachelor of Midwifery/Bachelor of Nursing is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to practise as a registered nurse and registered midwife in the Australian healthcare system.

You’ll also meet the standards of midwifery and nursing practice to register with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

VU Stories

Gaining momentum in midwifery
Bachelor of Midwifery / Bachelor of Nursing
"My placements allowed me to integrate my knowledge into my clinical practice and also consolidate my knowledge and skills. They also helped me build my independence and confidence and started to shape me as a midwife."
Emma's story