Midwifery at Flinders

Midwifery at Flinders prepares you to provide high-quality, safe and effective woman-centred care with a focus on the principles of primary health care and continuity of care.

We have a strong commitment to excellence in midwifery education, research and practice. We work to develop strong links with the midwifery profession in metropolitan and rural areas of South Australia and Australia.

If you are a first time student, an enrolled nurse or completed studies in non-nursing related courses you can study the Bachelor of Midwifery (Pre-registration). If you are a Registered Nurse with registration in Australia, you can study the Bachelor of Midwifery (RN entry).

After graduating from both of these pathways, you will be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

If you are a Registered Midwife with registration in Australia and would like to complete an undergraduate degree program, you can study the Bachelor of Midwifery (RM entry) which does not include a clinical placement component.

What is midwifery?

Midwifery encompasses the autonomous and collaborative care of childbearing women in hospital and in the community.

Midwives are competent and accountable professionals who work within a defined scope of practice to provide support, care and advice to women before, during and after childbirth. The role is challenging, varied and highly specialised.

Inherent Course Requirements

The Inherent Course Requirements statement is designed to help prospective students make informed decisions about whether they will be in a position to complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing and/or the Bachelor of Midwifery. Prospective students who intend to enrol in this course should carefully check the requirements listed on the page to determine whether they are able to meet them.

Undergraduate midwifery study options

AwardAvailable toDescriptionStudy plans
Bachelor of Midwifery
Domestic and
international students
For first-time students, graduates of non-nursing degrees/courses and existing enrolled nurses

Study plans

Bachelor of Midwifery
(Registered Nurse Entry)
Domestic students only For nursing degree graduates and/or current holders of registration as a registered nurse in Australia Study plans

Postgraduate midwifery study options

For midwifery degree graduates

AwardAvailable toDescription
Bachelor of Midwifery
Domestic and international students  
Graduate Certificate in Midwifery Domestic and international students Leads to endorsement for scheduled medicines
Graduate Diploma in Midwifery Domestic and international students  
Master of Midwifery Domestic and international students Pathways: Coursework or coursework and research


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As a professional nurse or midwife you can take your career in many directions, from hospital intensive care to community based nursing, working across varied employment sectors including the defence forces. There are opportunities to gain practical experience at a range of hospitals and clinics across the state during the professional experience placement topics.


The Flinders nursing and midwifery courses are internationally recognised for the level of hands-on experience they entail. The high quality Professional Experience Placement program will help you develop and retain the knowledge and skills essential for your nursing or midwifery career.


Flinders offers state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories which include simulation equipment in a high-fidelity simulation suite. Our courses are focused on preparing you for the rapidly changing community demands and technological advances in health care.

Thought leader

We were the first university-based nursing school in South Australia. Our staff continue to be recognised as thought leaders – in the Australian Research Council’s most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, our research program was rated at world standard.