For Midwifery Students
The document below includes information about the legal requirements for Entry to the Register of Midwives, English language requirements, the time limit to complete the Bachelor of Midwifery programme and the Council's attitude to prior convictions, as well as other information relevant to undertaking the Midwifery undergraduate programme.
For full details on midwifery pre-registration standards click here
Length of Degree programme
- The pre-registration midwifery programme is intended to be a three year full time programme, three trimesters, 45 weeks per year. There is a time limit of four years for all midwifery schools.
The Council acknowledges that unforeseen circumstances can and do arise but strongly encourages students to focus on studying full-time and completing their programme in three years.
Midwifery First Year of Practice Programme (MFYP) for New Zealand Registered Midwifery Graduates
The New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM) offers a Midwifery First Year of Practice Progamme available to New Zealand Registered Midwifery Graduates, more information can be found on the NZCOM website.