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Midwifery Student Program

Midwifery Student Program

Albury Wodonga Health – Wodonga Campus offers the opportunity of a Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery to be studied via distance education, at either Charles Sturt University or La Trobe University. The courses offered are a paid model, working at 4 days per week, with opportunities to apply twice a year. The number of participants at each intake is up to 6 students, with a total of 12 students for the year.

You must be a Registered Nurse with AHPRA and have at least 1 year’s post-registration experience. Both courses enable graduates to register as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Students apply directly to the hospital once positions have been advertised, and following a successful interview process the hospital will notify the University of the Successful Candidates.

Below is a brief outline of the courses, however, interested students are encouraged to contact both Universities for further information to determine which course may best suit their needs.

Also available to answer any queries is the Midwifery Student Facilitator Zorica Hartles. Zorica.hartles@awh.org.au

Post Graduate Diploma of Midwifery in partnership with Charles Sturt University

Wagga Wagga Campus via Distance Education

Duration of Programme: Minimum of 12 months, up to a maximum of 18 months

Number of Intakes per Year: 2 intakes per annum. Intake Dates: Late January / Early February & Late June / Early July

Delivery Mode: Two Residential School attendances, 6 days each, 1 at commencement of the course and 1 mid-year. Both held at the Wagga Wagga Campus.

Post Graduate Diploma of Midwifery in partnership with La Trobe University

Bendigo Campus via Distance Education

Duration of Programme: 12 monthsNumber of Intakes per Year: 1 intake per annum. Intake Dates: Early February

Delivery Mode: Offers a mode of blended learning, residential school attendance in blocks throughout the year (Bendigo Campus), and on-line activities.

Graduate Program for Registered Midwives and Double Degree (Nurse/Midwife) Graduates

The Albury Wodonga Health Graduate Midwife Program for Graduate Midwives and Double Degree Graduates is based in the Maternity Unit at the Wodonga Hospital Campus.

The Graduate Program includes:

Combined Midwifery/General Rotations for Double Degree GraduatesFull Year Graduate Diploma of Midwifery GraduatesDirect Entry Bachelor of Midwifery Graduates

The Graduate Midwife Program has been designed to offer the graduate Midwife, further exposure to the midwifery continuum of care in a well-supported and nurturing environment. Whilst also enabling Double Degree Graduates experience in relevant nursing clinical environments.

Our combined graduate nurse and midwife program will provide the newly registered nurse/midwife with dynamic learning opportunities to consolidate their undergraduate general nursing and midwifery knowledge. The program aims to facilitate the transition of the new graduate nurse/midwife from novice practitioner to that of a competent member of the Albury Wodonga Health Nursing & Midwifery care team.

The AWH Wodonga Hospital Maternity Unit has 1600- 1700 births annually. The unit is comprised of six fully equipped Birthing Suites, 30 dedicated maternity and gynaecology beds, a 14 bed Level 2 Special Care Nursery and a Midwife Care Program. The Maternity Unit and wards within AWH is well are well supported by clinical support staff that will support graduates throughout their graduate year.

The midwifery continuum provides extended services in the following areas:

  • Booking in Clinic
  • Domiciliary Care
  • Neonate Hospital In The Home
  • Breastfeeding Support Service
  • Specialist Breastfeeding Services
  • Midwife Care ClinicYoung Mums’ at Gateway Midwife Care Clinic
  • Antenatal Education
  • Parents and Babies ServiceClinical Support for Graduates

There will be provision for supernumerary time on each rotation, as well as the opportunity to participate a comprehensive series of professional development in-services and workshops relevant to your growth as a nurse and midwife.

Midwifery Graduate Nurse Program Core Rotations:

  • Maternity Unit Antenatal/Postnatal Ward
  • Birthing Suite
  • Special Care Nursery
  • Additional Rotations:
  • Maternity in the Home
  • Breast Feeding Support Service
  • Domiciliary Midwifery Programs
  • Midwife Care Program
  • Booking Clinic
  • Parents & Babies Service
  • General Rotations (if applicable):
  • Acute unit
  • Surgical Ward

Specialty area on request i.e. high dependency, day procedure unit, theatre.

Rural health Service Rotation as required for Double Degree Graduates.

Further information can be gained by emailing belinda.andrews@awh.org.au

 

Last updated: 01-07-2014