Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


Welcome to the Charles Sturt University (CSU) Graduate Diploma of Midwifery (GDM) website, established by the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health for students.

The CSU GDM is a highly-regarded degree that has been successfully offered for many years to Registered Nurses, across Australia, who aspire to move into the profession of midwifery.

The CSU GDM is delivered fully online, with two compulsory Residential Schools held on a Charles Sturt University campus to support midwifery students to learn, at the postgraduate level, as they practise in midwifery-specific settings.

The midwifery students are employed at 0.6 FTE – 0.8 FTE and closely supervised by Registered Midwives.

The CSU GDM is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, from 2019 – 2023.

The CSU GDM is framed by a number of key concepts. These are shown in Diagram 1, which outlines the GDM Philosophical Framework.

You can read about the CSU GDM, including the course’s structure and the subjects that form part of the course in the CSU Handbook.

You can read about each of the subjects in the GDM by following these links:

MID441: Midwifery Studies 1 (8)

MID442: Midwifery Studies 2 (8)

MID443: Midwifery Practice (24) / MID444: Midwifery Practice (24)

MID445: Indigenous Midwifery Care (4)

MID446: Pharmacology for Midwives (4)

MID447: The Professional Midwife (8)

MID452: Midwifery as Primary Health Care (8)