Northern Health is a major provider of acute, maternity, continuing care and ambulatory specialist services in Melbourne’s north. Our campuses include Broadmeadows Hospital, Northern Health Bundoora, Northern Health Craigeburn and Northern Hospital Epping.


The Graduate Diploma in Midwifery prepares the Registered Nurse (RN) to integrate theoretical knowledge with clinical requirements and experience to achieve registration as a Midwife.
The course aims to analyse and refine a theory base to develop specific skills in assessment, the program utlises the major principles underpinning planning, implement and evaluation resulting in an enhanced awareness of societal, professional, legal and ethical frameworks.
At Northern Health we offer an employment model, allowing four paid shifts per fortnight and an additional four supernumerary (unpaid) shifts per fortnight. Rotations are provided across all areas of midwifery in order to meet the clinical requirements for midwifery registration.

Support Model

All students employed within Northern Health are supported by a team of qualified and experienced clinical midwife educators and unit staff.

Date of commencement

February 2020. 

Length of Course

Academic2 -semesters.
Clinical: 1 year

University Partner

 La Trobe University: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/master-of-nursing and https://www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/study-health


The theoretical component of the course will utilize midwifery, nursing, medical and allied health staff who are both clinical and educational experts with affiliated universities. Clinical Rotations are dependent upon specialty.

Admission Criteria

The applicant:
Essential: Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Division 1 Registered Nurse
A minimum of 12 months acute /relevant experience upon application


As per University and dependent on program model.

Study Leave & Scholarships

All students are eligible to apply for postgraduate study leave at Northern Health. Students must provide confirmation of enrolment at the relevant university. A portion of the study component is in the student’s own time.

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) may be available and also Fee Help. Your university will provide the information on enrolment.

 Admission Process
Acceptance into relevant university and employment at Northern Health is required Criteria for application incudes:
• Fulfil interview criteria for course commencement, obtainable from University.
• Complete University application form.
• Type written letter of application.
• Curriculum Vitae.
• Certified copy of Academic Transcript and/or Hospital examination results.
• Certified copy of Current Practicing certificate (as per AHPRA).
• Professional Practice Portfolio.
• Names, addresses and business telephone numbers of two (2) professional referees.

An application must be made to Northern Health on the Northern Health Career Opportunities website: https://www.nh.org.au/career-opportunities/

Contact the Clinical Educators for Midwifery:

Kate Dawson: kate.dawson@nh.org.au

Melanie Riseley: Melanie.riseley@nh.org.au

Phone: 84058220

Contact Us:

Postgraduate Program Coordinator – Nursing & Midwifery
Annabel Milonas
postgraduatenurses@nh.org.au Phone: (03) 84058000 www.nh.org.au   EducationEnquiries@nh.org.au

Postgraduate Information Evening:

University representation in conjunction with Northern Health will present information on all postgraduate courses. All welcome

Date: 8 August 2019, 6.30pm -8.pm

NCHER Building , Northern Hospital ,  185 Cooper Street , Epping