In 2010, the New South Wales Department of Health - Nursing and Midwifery Office made changes to the process and timelines for the concurrent employment requirement for the Graduate Diploma in Midwifery.
As a key requirement for course entry at any university, prospective students must obtain employment as a student midwife employment before they can be accepted into the Graduate Diploma in Midwifery. The most notable change made to this requirement is that student midwife employment applications now open in early July and close in mid August. To be considered for a position, applicants must be a registered nurse in Australia at the time of interviews (August/September 2012). Current third year nursing students who wish to undertake postgraduate study in midwifery will not be able to apply until 2013 for the 2014 intake.
The changes also mean that current registered nurses will no longer have until the end of the year to decide whether they would like to study midwifery in 2013. All applicants are required to apply for employment in a midwifery student position through the Centralised Application for Postgraduate Student Midwives (opens an external site) process administered by NSW Health - Nursing and Midwifery Office (NaMO). To ensure peace of mind for course applicants, UTS will make conditional offers to successful students as soon as possible and guarantee a place in the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery course upon the condition of employment being secured.
People who are interested in studying the Graduate Diploma in Midwifery at UTS are invited to attend a special Information Evening on 20 June 2012. Detailed course information will be provided and Allison Cummins, Course Coordinator will be available to answer questions.
For more information see the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery course page.