Midwifery is an in-demand profession with a range of career prospects. Successful graduates can work in a variety of settings including public and private maternity and neonatal care, teaching, research, rural and remote health, and aid organisations.

Why Choose

Practical learning

UQ’s Bachelor of Midwifery was developed in consultation with the health industry and is regularly updated to ensure our graduates come out ahead and are well equipped for entry into the profession.

The program is underpinned by an innovative and practical model. In the first two years, lectures and Problem Based Learning are incorporated with clinical experience to give you exposure to the workplace and allow you to refine your skills. In the final year, you will attend night duty shifts in preparation for a smooth graduate transition.

Options to suit you

Choose an accelerated option to finish your degree in 2 ½ years or add another year to do a dual degree that adds Nursing to your qualifications. 

If you are interested in taking your career further we also offer postgraduate midwifery programs.


The Graduate Certificate in Midwifery is ideal for registered midwives who do not currently hold an undergraduate midwifery degree, or equivalent. It is also suitable for midwives, with or without an undergraduate degree, who want to to complete postgraduate study without committing to a Masters degree.

Midwives have two fields of study that they can choose to pursue: 

There are eight units of study in the Graduate Certificate in Midwifery consisting of one core course (Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery 1), two field-specific courses and one elective course. 

Once successfully completed, students are eligible to enrol in the Master of Midwifery program.