Mother and Infant Care for Enrolled Nurses

Mater Education in partnership with Mater Mothers’ Hospitals now offers the opportunity for Enrolled Nurses (ENs) to increase their skills and knowledge to care for new mothers and babies in the midwifery care environment.

The post-graduate program is designed for enrolled nurses who are currently working in healthcare or midwifery led care, who would like to develop their knowledge and skills as an EN in the midwifery environment.

Participants will learn:

  • anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system
  • anatomy and physiology of the breast and lactogenesis
  • physiological changes to the neonate
  • care of the newborn
  • complications of the newborn
  • postnatal care of women
  • complications in the postnatal period.

This course requires participants to complete three learning modules:

1. Theoretical learning
2. Practical workshops
3. Clinical placement in Mater Mothers’ Hospital.
Course structure & assessment

Self-directed theoretical learning (approx. 16 hours)
You will be given access to online materials and resources to conduct all theoretical learning. This can be studies at your own pace, however it must be completed prior to the practical workshops.

Assessment: Written workbook (must complete prior to practical workshops)
Practical learning

To consolidate your theoretical learning, you will attend a two-day workshop to practice your skills in simulation and complete competency assessments before undertaking clinical placement.

  • Workshop one: Monday 23 September
  • Workshop two: Wednesday 25 September
Assessment: Simulation of caring for a mother and neonate (assessed in final workshop)

Clinical placement
You will then undertake 80 hours of supervised clinical placement in Mater Mothers' Hospital during the applicable period: 30 September – 1 November.

Assessment: Clinical placement workbook and 80 hours of full-time clinical placement
Dates & duration

The program will next run from September to November 2019.


1. Theoretical learning:16 hours (must be completed prior to workshops)

2. Practical workshops: two days

  • Workshop one: Monday 23 September
  • Workshop two: Wednesday 25 September

3. Clinical placement: 80 hours during placement period (30 September – 1 November)

Entry requirements

Applicants are selected via criteria relating to previous Diploma of Nursing learning and current work experience. Evidence of previously completed Diploma of Nursing qualification must be submitted as part of the application process.

Successful applicants must also provide proof of immunity (or obtain necessary vaccinations) for:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • seasonal vaccinations as required (eg. influenza)

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23 Sep 2019 EN Mother and Infant Care South Brisbane Apply Now