Midwifery is a challenging but hugely rewarding profession. In order to become a midwife you must complete a recognised course of study and become registered. Here is some information to consider if you are interested in pursuing a career as a midwife.

Is Midwifery for me?

Before you apply to be a midwifery student, it is advisable that you research who midwives are, what their roles are, how and where they work, and how midwifery fits into the bigger picture of healthcare provision in Australia. Make a point of talking to midwives who work in your community, including midwives who work at your local hospital, as well as private practising midwives.

It will also be useful for you to talk to women who have just had babies to get their perspectives on maternity and midwifery services, as well as consumer groups such as Maternity Choices Australia and Homebirth Australia.

Another tip is to join your local branch of the Australian College of Midwives and go to the branch meetings. That will help you network with local midwives as well as become familiar with local and national issues. Membership of the ACM will also keep you up to date with events and the latest research via the Australian Midwifery News and Women and Birth Journal.  You can also visit the Australian College of Midwives’ Facebook page.

Useful links:

Australian Catholic University

Charles Sturt University

Central Queensland University

Curtin University

Deakin University

Edith Cowan University

Federation University Australia

Flinders University

Griffith University

James Cook University

La Trobe University

Monash University

Newcastle University

Southern Cross University

University of Canberra

University of Newcastle

University of Notre Dame

University of Queensland

University of South Australia

University of Southern Queensland

University of the Sunshine Coast

University of Tasmania

University of Technology Sydney

University of the Sunshine Coast

Victoria University

Western Sydney University