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Policy documents

Policy documents that help to guide the decisions or processes of the Midwifery Council:

Registration / recertification / return to practice

2020 International Year of the Midwife

Every day our midwives welcome around 168 new babies into the world in Aotearoa New Zealand. Midwives are at the birth of every baby - in homes, in primary maternity units; in...

Standards for approval of pre-registration

Standards for approval of pre-registration midwifery education programmes and accreditation of tertiary education organisations (3rd edition).

Approved: August 2019

MidPoint December 2019

Farewell to CEO/Registrar Sharron Cole and welcome to new CEO/Registrar Sue Calvert learn more

Consultation documents

From time to time, the Council consults on issues relating to midwifery regulation.

Open Consultations

There are currently no open consultations.


Closed Consultations


Annual Report to 31 March 2019

The Midwifery Council is pleased to share the Annual Report for the year to 31 March 2019

Midpoint August 2019

Already the year is half over and there has been plenty to occupy us. Learn more

Annual Report to 31 March 2018

The year 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 has been the final year of implementation of the 2015 – 17 strategic plan. It has been very satisfying to see almost all the plan’s...