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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
Specialty area on request i.e. high dependency, day procedure unit, theatre.
Rural health Service Rotation as required for Double Degree Graduates.
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