Master of Primary Maternity Care

Program code

5655

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 to 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Credit points

120

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree (4.0 GPA) or higher

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Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Next start date

Trimester 3, 2019 (more)

Applications close

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Why choose this program?

The Master of Primary Maternity Care will involve the development of high levels of research knowledge and skills to enable graduates to analyse the evidence, determine the applicability of evidence to practice, generate critical questions and conduct research. Graduates will contribute to the development of best practice through the acquisition and generation of research that supports evidenced based maternity care.

Please note that successful completion of this program does not lead to eligibility to apply for registration as a midwife. Prospective students seeking eligibility to apply for registration as a midwife should refer to the Bachelor of Midwifery (1354).

Duration

The Master of Primary Maternity Care offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:

If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in:
Bachelor, related discipline 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Graduate Certificate in Primary Maternity Care 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of advanced standing)

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3310 Graduate Certificate in Primary Maternity Care Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
5655 Master of Primary Maternity Care (this program) Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
4172 Graduate Diploma of Primary Maternity Care Online Exit point only

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

This Masters program is offered full-time and part-time via online delivery.

Managing study interruptions

Leave of absence: Students may not take a leave of absence in this program without the prior approval of the Program Director. The Program Director will review applications for leave of absence relative to the maximum time available to complete the program, professional registration requirements and employment requirements (if applicable).

My career opportunities

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to design and deliver primary maternity care and women's health services within a well-ness model.

Graduates will be recognised for their expertise and ability to apply professional knowledge and skills in maternity care. They will possess high levels of skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Legal, professional and ethical issues in practice
  • Synergy in practice to meet current and future maternity reform agenda
  • Interactions of cultural diversity and their implications for practice
  • Principles of partnership working
  • Effective midwifery care and service provision.

Pathways to further study

Students who complete the dissertation component of the Master of Primary Maternity Care will have a pathway to Higher Degree Research study.

Graduates who wish to continue on to Higher Degree Research study and have not completed the dissertation pathway will be able to apply for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Health Research (4161) which provides the necessary preparation for entry into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Master of Primary Maternity Care (5655)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 19.5 $243.75 $19,500.00
2019 Fee Band 18.0 $225.00 $18,000.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information

Additional fee information

This postgraduate program has Commonwealth Supported Places. If you are eligible, the Australian Government will contribute to the cost of this program but you will also be required to make a contribution.

Quotas are applied for admission to the Commonwealth Supported Places. Where demand exceeds the number of available places and all places have been filled for the current admission period, applicants who meet minimum program entry requirements may be eligible for a Fee-Paying Postgraduate place if such places are available.