​Graduate Diploma of Midwifery - Clinical Placement Component 2018

Mercy Health offers clinical placement for students studying the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. Positions are available at Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital. Mercy Health works collaboratively with your chosen university to ensure the best possible learning opportunities during the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. Places are subject to acceptance by Mercy Health and one of the following affiliated universities:
• Deakin University
• Federation University
• La Trobe University

Aim of Program:

Graduate Diploma of Midwifery students are an integral part of Mercy Health’s commitment to develop our future midwifery workforce. We welcome midwifery students to join our team to provide compassionate and responsive care to people in need. The clinical placement component of the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery is designed to facilitate students within a supportive and welcoming environment. Clinical placement aims to provide learning opportunities for student midwives to develop their theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, whilst meeting the requirements for registration as a Midwife.

Overview of Program:

• Program Outline:
- 3 unpaid days per week (as per university requirements).
- Students will be rostered across all shifts, 7 days a week.
- Shifts occur around the university time requirements for lectures and exams.
- Students work will work in a supernumery capacity in all clinical areas.
- Commencing in March for a period of 1-2 years (depending on university).

• Student Support:
- Comprehensive Hospital and Program Orientation.
- Unit specific orientation.
- Daily clinical support, guidance and mentoring provided by expert Clinical Support Midwives and Nurses.

• Theoretical Component:
- Please contact the university of your choice regarding the theoretical component as the structure varies between universities.
- All assignments and exams are set by the university.

• Clinical Component:
- Allocated as per requirements set by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the relevant university.
- Competency and clinical skill assessments will be completed by our Clinical Support Midwives throughout the year.


​Mercy Hospital for Women:       
Birthing Services Unit                   
Postnatal/Antenatal Unit                                  
Neonatal Unit
Outpatient Department                                     
Domiciliary Services
Emergency Department 

​Werribee Mercy Hospital: 
Birthing Services Unit                                          
Postnatal/Antenatal Unit
Neonatal Unit
Outpatient Department
Domiciliary Services


Life at Mercy Health after the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

Mercy Health offers Registered Midwives the opportunity to consolidate midwifery knowledge and skills in a 12 month Graduate Midwife Program. For more information please refer to Mercy Health Graduate Programs.

Application Process:

You must apply to both the university of your choice and Mercy Health, please specify which hospital you are applying to. 

Applications will open Friday 21 July 2017 via www.careers@mercy.com.au and will be received online.  Applications close: Friday 25 August 2017.  Late applicants will not be accepted.

Please note: Successful applicants are required to provide a current police record check and working with children check prior to commencement.

Information Evenings

Mercy Hospital for Women 
Thursday July 20 2017                                           
5:00pm - 6:30pm  
Mercy Hospital for Women
Level 4, Seminar Room 1    
163 Studley Road, Heidelberg  

 RSVP: Natalie Blinman    
             MHW Undergraduate Educator    

Werribee Mercy Hospital
Thursday July 20 2017   
5:00 pm - 6:30pm
Werribee Mercy Hospital
Seminar Room, Learning Precinct
300 Princes Highway, Werribee

RSVP:  Melinda Stasiuk
             WMH Undergraduate Educator


Enquiries regarding Mercy Health's Graduate Diploma of Midwifery (Clinical Placement Component) and Information Evening can be directed to:

Mercy Hospital for Women                                                             Werribee Mercy Hospital

Natalie Blinman                                                                               Melinda Stasiuk
MHW Undergraduate Educator                                                         WMH Undergraduate Educator
Phone: (03) 8458 4941                                                                      Phone: (03) 8754 3508
Email:  NBlinman@mercy.com.au                                                     Email: MStasiuk@mercy.com.au


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