Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Campus(es)Clayton, Gippsland, Peninsula


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


The study of midwifery at Monash prepares graduates to help women during pregnancy, childbirth and the early parenting period. Midwives work with women to give the necessary support, care, advice and education during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period.

Midwives can work in a variety of settings such as clinics, hospitals, birthing centres or in the home environment.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Contact details

Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

+ Gippsland: administrative officer (postgraduate): telephone +61 3 5122 6936; fax +61 3 9902 6527

+ Clayton: administrative office (postgraduate): telephone +61 3 9905 5428; fax +61 3 9905 4837

+ Visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/nursing/info-4-students/postgraduate

3565 Master of Clinical Midwifery

+ Peninsula: administrative officer (postgraduate): telephone +61 3 9904 4260; fax +61 3 9904 4655

Research Degrees Office: telephone +61 3 9905 4313; email med-research.degrees@monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/pgrad/research

Relevant courses

  • 1240 Graduate Diploma of Midwifery
  • 2970 Master of Biomedical Science (Part 1)*
  • 2977 Master of Biomedical Science*
  • 3565 Master of Clinical Midwifery
  • 1396 Master of Nursing (Research)*
  • 3438 Master of Philosophy*
  • 3852 Doctor of Medicine (Supervised)*
  • 0047 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.