Returning to Midwifery practice

Te Tatau o te Whare Kahu | Midwifery Council looks forward to welcoming you back to midwifery practice.

If you have not held a midwifery practising certificate in Aotearoa New Zealand for three or more years, you will need to take part in a Return to Practice Programme.

The components of your programme will vary depending on the length of time that you have been away from practice, and whether you have been practising midwifery overseas. The required components are a programme of education and can include supervision of practice.

Whether you are Returning to Practice or Returning to Practice in Aotearoa, each application is assessed on an individual basis.

There is a cost to complete a Return to Practice Programme. Funding may be available to midwives and this should be discussed with your potential employer.

Please choose your return pathway: