How to become a Midwife

The Office of the Chief Nurse and Midwife is pleased to advise that in 2019 midwifery education will be provided by the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).

USQ will provide the Bachelor of Midwifery (entry qualification) for Registered Nurses. The BMid is a flexible program via a supported, external delivery mode.

The USQ Bachelor of Midwifery for RNs is a two year course that:

  • is completed full time over 4 semesters via an external on-line study mode
  • partners with Tasmanian maternity services to support local clinical placements
  • holds 3 day residential schools at the beginning of semesters 1, 2 & 3
  • is accredited with Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) against the 2014 standards i.e. theory 50% and Midwifery Practice 50%
  • attendance at residential schools is mandatory and USQ anticipates that these will be held in Hobart

You may access USQ course information and associated resources via USQ website

Hear from one of our 2017 students Adele Close

For further information regarding the Bachelor of Midwifery email the Midwifery coordinator elizabeth.rigg@usq.edu.au

2019 Bachelor of Midwifery Information Sessions

Information sessions will be held from 10-12 July 2018 to provide details about the program and regarding the midwifery study arrangements for 2019.

View a full list of session details

The Chief Nurse and Midwife (DHHS) and representatives from the Tasmanian Health Service (THS) and University of Southern Queensland (USQ) will be in attendance.

*Please register your interest for the information sessions and course application for USQ via email ocnm@dhhs.tas.gov.au by 5 July 2018.

Continue to monitor this web page for up to date information regarding the BMid in 2019.