University of Technology Sydney

C04447v1 Master of Women's and Children's Health

Award(s): Master of Women's and Children's Health (MWomenChldH)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: Online campus


This is an online course, so international students are not eligible to apply for a student visa to take this course in Australia.

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information


This comprehensive Masters of Women’s and Children’s Health prepares nurses, midwives and allied health practitioners to advance their careers in a range of diverse and challenging roles. Developed in close consultation with experts and industry stakeholders, core subjects in women’s health provide contemporary and responsive content that is industry aligned, evidence-based and research-informed, ensuring that graduates are well prepared to meet the current and future needs of women’s health.

The Masters of Women’s and Children’s Health uses teaching, innovative learning and assessment approaches such as inquiry-based and workplace learning, drawing from real-world environments and experiences. These elements bring together skills and knowledge that build capacity in the students in an area of their choosing. Electives provide students with the opportunity to expand their learning in addition to their chosen stream selection, broadening their potential career trajectory beyond traditional paths into areas including policy development, research, leadership and women's health.

Course aims

The Masters of Women’s and Children’s Health is designed to prepare students to assume roles in leadership, research, and advanced practice in a wide range of health services and facilities. The course encourages students to critically reflect on current healthcare models, and whether they are meeting the needs of the diverse populations in our community. The content aims to develop skills in working with a range of people, systems, and processes within health services and drive system-level change that meets the dynamic needs of communities, clinicians, governments and organisations. The fully online study mode allows students to personalise their learning, with flexible study options.

Career options

The Masters is structured into 4 Streams which allows candidates to choose to specialise in one of 3 majors, but also offers an option to elect no major as follows:

  • Stream 1: Health Research
  • Stream 2: Leadership and Management
  • Stream 3: Reproductive Health
  • Stream 4: No major/general Masters

Nurses and Midwives

The Masters of Women’s and Children’s Health will appeal to nurses and midwives who wish to expand their current clinical knowledge and experiences in nursing and/or midwifery as well as supporting them to work in the child and family health domain.

The course supports career progression in the nursing and midwifery sectors and allows graduates to pursue career opportunities in:

  • Child and Family Health
  • Nursing/Midwifery Unit Management
  • Nursing/Midwifery Educator positions
  • Nursing/Midwifery Research roles
  • Leadership and managerial roles
  • Senior Policy Officer
  • Further research (Masters and PhD)

Allied Health Professionals

This course appeals to allied health professionals such as general practitioners, social workers, psychologists, dietitians and nutritionists, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologists and other allied health professionals who wish to expand their current clinical knowledge and experience and focus their career on supporting the health needs of women and children.

The course supports graduates to pursue roles in:

  • Their current field of expertise but become specialists in women's and children’s health
  • Policy development
  • Leadership and managerial roles
  • Further research (Masters and PhD)

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 Are reflective critical thinkers who examine and contribute to practice, policy, and research to achieve clinical excellence and enhance health outcomes
1.1 Implement relevant problem solving and critical thinking to develop safe, effective and evidence? based solutions to common, contemporary healthcare challenges in the field of women’s and children’s health.
2.0 Are visionary, innovative and responsive leaders
2.1 Implement relevant problem solving and critical thinking to develop safe, effective and evidence? based solutions to common, contemporary healthcare challenges in the field of women’s and children’s health.
3.0 Are socially, culturally and ethically aware and accountable when engaging with health care consumers, families/significant others, interdisciplinary teams, communities, organisations and authorities
3.1 Are socially, culturally and ethically accountable, leading the promotion of systems level change that promotes equity of access to healthcare.
4.0 Communicate effectively and professionally in diverse and dynamic situations
4.1 Select appropriate and thoughtful communication approaches to enable positive and sustainable change in healthcare practice, policy and research with diverse populations and stakeholders.
5.0 Embody the professional qualities appropriate to the scope of their role
5.1 Are adaptive professionals who continuously analyse, critique and reflect on their role, actively seeking opportunities for life?long learning that enhances their knowledge and capacity.
6.0 UTS graduates will have knowledge of Indigenous Australian contexts to inform their capability to work effectively for and with Indigenous Australians within their profession
6.1 Critically reflect on Indigenous Australian contexts and the ongoing impacts of colonisation on health outcomes, recognising the strength and resilience of Indigenous people. Demonstrate professional cultural capability to work effectively with and for Indigenous Australians within the health and social care profession.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The course can be completed in a minimum of 2 years of online study, 1 x 6 credit point subject (or equivalent) per session over 12 x 7-week teaching sessions.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 72 credit points, choosing one of three majors (in Reproductive Health, Leadership and Management in Health Care or Health Research ) or a no-major option to complete the course.

Course completion requirements

STM91805 Women's and Children's Health Stream 24cp
STM91806 Women's and Children's Health Core and Elective 24cp
CBK92232 Women's and Children's Health Specialisation Choice 24cp
Total 72cp

Course program

For more information, download a course guide and speak to a UTS Online Student Enrolment Advisor about fully online study and a possible study program.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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