Nursing and Midwifery - M3007

Nurses and midwives are among the most valued members of any community. Midwives play a crucial role caring for mothers and babies throughout the childbearing years.

On completion of the Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery you are eligible to apply for registration as a nurse and midwife – a highly capable individual who is qualified to work in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team in general nursing and midwifery practice settings.

The versatility of the nurse and midwife is becoming increasingly important in the provision of Australian and international health services.

This joint qualification will make you highly employable in many practice settings, especially rural and remote areas where multi-skilled practitioners are highly valuable.

As a nursing graduate you will have acquired the knowledge and skills to be a competent beginning-level registered nurse who can provide leadership and care across the age continuum, with the scope to provide care in clinical environments, including acute care, primary health care and health promotion.

As a midwifery graduate you will add to the above capabilities the specialist knowledge to provide care to mothers and babies during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period, including emergencies. Throughout the course, you will connect theory to clinical practice, undertaking clinical experience in diverse settings throughout Victoria and major metropolitan teaching facilities such as Monash Medical Centre, The Alfred, Peninsula Health and others.

You may also have the invaluable opportunity to study and participate in clinical placements in Sweden or the UK, under our successful student exchange programs.

Successful completion of the course will lead to eligibility for registration as a registered nurse and a registered midwife, each with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) subject to the graduate also meeting the current MNBA Registration standard: English language skills. Registration with the NMBA is a legal requirement for practising as a registered nurse in Australia. Registration with the NMBA is a legal requirement for practising as a registered midwife in Australia.

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Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
  • 4 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours), Bachelor of Nursing
Course Handbook

Watch: Nursing and Midwifery Information Session

Watch this video to discover more about our nursing and midwifery courses.

Deliver collaborative health care

Nurses play an important role in patient care. But it takes a whole team of different health professions working together to get the best outcomes for patients.

A day in the life of a Nursing and Midwifery student

What's it really like to study nursing and midwifery at Monash? Follow a day in the life of third year student Alana and find out.

"During my midwifery placements I have experienced all stages of the childbearing process, from attending antenatal clinics and classes to labour, birth and the postnatal period including extended postnatal care."

- Shayana, Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery

"Caring for a particular patient, I felt that I learnt a lot about myself from the experience and I realised the potential a nurse has to make a difference to the patients and their families."

- Michael, Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.


Equivalent Australian Year 12

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Level D
IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 7.0, Reading 7.0, Writing 7.0 and Speaking 7.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic):  65 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 65, Reading 65, Speaking 65 and Writing 65TOEFL Internet-based test: 98 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 24, Listening 24, Speaking 23 and Writing 27Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Additional English language proficiency requirement

In addition to meeting the Monash English requirement, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency either by providing a written declaration that English is their primary language or evidence that they have achieved the minimum English language test results as specified in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's (NMBA) English language skills registration standard or hold current registration with APRHA as an Enrolled Nurse.

Nursing English language requirements self declaration

VTAC applicants will be provided this information via the VTAC application process.

Direct applicants will be required to upload the Self Declaration form.

Primary language

NMBA requirement is that English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country, including at least two years between years 7 and 12

Recognised country for this purpose is one of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America.

Note these and other countries listed in the Monash Admissions Policy are accepted as meeting the Monash Language of instruction requirement.

English language test

  • Test result - Within 2 years of the course start date.
  • Validity sitting - Within 2 years of the course start date.  Applicants will be able to meet these requirements over 2 test sittings in the circumstances outlined above.
  • Recency calculation - To meet the recency requirements if the applicant relies on English language test results from 2 sittings, then the time calculation begins from the date of the first sitting.

Additional information

Applicants must be 18 years of age by 30 September 2023 in order to meet the mandatory requirements for clinical placements. Underage applicants who can not meet this requirement are not eligible for an offer. Please refer to the mandatory compliance web page for additional information.

Police checks

A valid national or international Police check (for international students) dated no earlier than 6 months prior to course commencement is required. Refer to the faculty website's police checks page.

Working with Children checks

Students must have a current Working with Children check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty website's Working with Children checks page.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker Screening check

A current NDIS Worker Screening check is required to undertake clinical/fieldwork placements.

Immunisation and infection requirements

In accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council recommendations, this course requires that students comply with the faculty's Immunisation and vaccination policy and procedures. These are designed to provide maximum protection against the increased risk of some vaccine- preventable diseases for students, patients and workers in a health care setting.

This policy, and the associated procedures require that students have certain specified vaccinations, and have their blood-borne virus status determined, before they commence a clinical placement. Students who have not complied with this policy may not be able to undertake clinical placement, with the attendant academic consequences.

Prospective students are provided detailed information on the effect of blood-borne virus infection on the scope of practice of health care workers. Students who test positive to a blood-borne virus (including HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C) will be required to consult a specialist medical practitioner approved by the faculty to provide advice on any necessary restrictions on work practices to protect patients and others from infection.

Refer to the faculty website's Immunisation and Infection Risk page for more information.

Drug Administration Policy

Students should be aware of their legal responsibilities regarding the administration and storage of drugs in keeping with the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic) and the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2006 (Vic).

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

As a healthcare student you will be required to wear PPE to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 on clinical placements. The removal of facial hair may be required for fit testing of masks as a lawful and reasonable direction by healthcare settings.

Substances Regulations 2006 (Vic).

Students should be aware of the School of Nursing and Midwifery drug administration policy relevant to their particular year of study. For more information please visit the website and refer to the section entitled 'Clinical Guidelines'.

* Note: Applicant checks are not required prior to offer, but after acceptance of offer prior to commencing clinical placements.

Inherent Requirements

See Student Placement Guide for information about inherent requirements/personal attributes associated with this course.

The course develops through theme studies in the human bioscience, the sociocultural context of health and illness, clinical assessment and nursing practice, midwifery theory and practice and professional practice, which come together in nursing and midwifery practice as demonstrated in the clinical placement units.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Apply through VTAC

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.