Graduate Midwife Program

The Centenary Hospital for Women and Children is committed to assisting and supporting newly qualified midwives to work within the full scope of midwifery practice and to enable graduate midwives to consolidate knowledge gained through entry to practice qualifications.

The Centenary Hospital for Women and Children wants midwives who are passionate about evidence based midwifery practice, who enjoy working within a team and who welcome the challenge of developing themselves as individuals while also developing as midwives.

Assessment of your progression through the Graduate Midwife program

It is expected that participants in the Graduate Midwife Program will complete all Learning and Development Plans within the specified time frame and attend Graduate Meetings.


Graduate Midwife Program Structure

The 12 month structured program includes

  • A dedicated Graduate Midwife Orientation Program
  • Clinical support by Clinical Development Midwives and preceptors
  • Rotations through all areas of the Maternity Unit
  • Regular education/reflection sessions
  • Graduate Study Days
  • Individualised Performance review
  • Professional and personal development opportunities.


Graduates should apply through the ACT Government Health website:

Clinical Experience

Graduates rotate through all of the Maternity areas:

  • Maternity Outpatients
  • Antenatal/gynae ward
  • Birthing Suite
  • Postnatal ward.

Graduates can also apply for a rotation to one of the continuity of carer midwifery programs:

  • The Canberra Midwifery Program (CMP) offers a continuity of care, midwifery model to low risk women in a birth centre.
  • The Continuity at the Canberra Hospital (CatCH) Progam offers a continuity of care, midwifery model to women of all risk in the hospital Birth Suite.