This program prepares individuals who are both registered nurses and midwives to practice as a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) nurse in community-based nursing with advanced skills to work in partnership with children from birth to school age and families.
Coursework from the Graduate Diploma of Health (Child and Family Health Nursing) is delivered throughout first year, focusing on theoretical and professional practice skills. As part of the program you will undertake a minimum of 300 hours in community-based professional practice placements. Organisations and enterprises including Casey, Cardinia and Greater Dandenong councils have partnered with Federation University to support your learning.
This program is open to students who have successfully completed a Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma of Midwifery or Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery. It also available as a masters option.
Successful completion of the Master of Health will enhance your professional standing and provide you with advanced level skills and knowledge for application as a leader in the nursing practice and knowledge community.
Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.
Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.
To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.
|This program requires a total of 300 placement hours|
Students must have secured access to placement in Maternal and Child Health service/s for the duration of their course, with written confirmation from that service provider. To secure your placement, you must complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form. The EOI is located here:
NB: Students please be aware that the 'MCH Applicant Information Pack and EOI 2021-22' available via the MAV website is still in the process of being updated to reflect Federation University branding. Despite this, please use this documentation for engaging in the EOI process with the listed councils and as part of your application process.
This program is not available to current (2020) or recent Year 12 (2019 & 2018) students.
*To demonstrate work experience, you should provide a CV/Resume listing previous positions and education max 2 pages.
Students who have completed a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery may be eligible for advanced standing depending on equivalency.
Extra requirements to be supplied with application:
All applicants must complete and submit:
Essentail Requirments for enrolment or graduation:
The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.
VTAC application: No
Direct application: Yes
Federation University code: HM4
Fees are subject to change annually.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.
The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.
As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.Other fees
You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.
While this program does not lead to registration as a health professional, you will enhance your professional standing within your discipline area providing you with advanced level skills and knowledge for application in the nursing practice and knowledge community.
A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.
All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.
CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909