Consultation documents

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


The Midwifery Council is consulting on amendments to the Standards for approval of pre-registration midwifery education programmes and accreditation of tertiary education organisations. The draft amendments are presented for feedback purposes only.

Providing Feedback
The consultation is open until 5pm on Friday 7th June 2019.

Submissions can be made by using the response form. You do not have to use the submission form, however, submissions need to be considered within the scope of the consultation.

Submissions should be emailed to

Pre-registration standards for Consultation May 2019
Education Standards response form 2019



The Midwifery Council Proposed 2018/19 APC fee consultation closed on 3 January 2018.

The Council recently sought feedback from stakeholders on a proposal to increase the Annual Practising Certificate fee for the first time since December 2006. Feedback was received from 38 stakeholders. An analysis of the consultation feedback and the Council's decision to increase the APC fee for 2018/19 may be downloaded here.

The Midwifery Council (Fees) Notice 2018 has been published in the NZ Gazette on 11 January and takes effect from 8 February 2018.


Recertification Programme Consultation 2016

The Midwifery Council Recertification Programme consultation closed on 7th June 2016