Bachelor of Midwifery/Bachelor of Nursing

VU course code: HBMA | CRICOS: 105376F | Level of study: Undergraduate
4 years
In person, Workplace

Tuition: per semester AU$17,900

St Albans, VU Sunshine Clinical School
24 February 2025
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

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’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

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

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us (and didn't apply through an agent), you may be eligible for a 10% discount. Not available for single-package courses.

Find out how

Fees

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