How long does it take to become a nurse or midwife?

You will need to contact the individual education providers for full details.

Enrolled nursing

Enrolled nursing courses in WA usually take 18 months of full-time study to complete.

Registered nursing

Registered nursing courses in WA usually take 3 years of full-time study to complete, however, Curtin University’s course is 3 and a half years full-time study.


Edith Cowan University offer a 4 year (full-time) dual degree - Bachelor of Science (Nursing) / Bachelor of Science (Midwifery).

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Otherwise midwifery courses in WA are offered as a postgraduate degree (you need to have completed a registered nursing degree first) of 18 months full-time duration.

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Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office