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