You need to check the course requirements for the institution you are applying to. Places for midwifery education are very competitive so the higher the academic record you have, the greater a chance you will have of being accepted onto the program. At the same time, applying to become a midwife isn’t just about academic performance but also your motivation, understanding and commitment to being a midwife.

You may need a National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC) and obtain a clearance, and may also need to provide an up-to-date first aid certificate. Some institutions may also require evidence that you have been screened for and vaccinated against specific infectious conditions – you will be informed by the institution what their pre-entry requirements are.