Returning to Midwifery practice in Aotearoa New Zealand
The HPCA Act requires the Midwifery Council to restrict the issue of an annual practising certificate if there are reasonable grounds to believe the applicant:
- has not held an annual practising certificate within the three years immediately preceding the date of the application; or
- has not, within the three years immediately preceding the date of the application, lawfully practised midwifery.
You must provide a current police report from your country of residence and from every country where you have resided for a period of 12 months or more from the age of 18 years. The police report(s) in support of your application must be produced by the National Police Authority for the country, not a local or state office, and sent directly to the Midwifery Council by them.
There are three categories of Returning to Midwifery Practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.
||Midwives who have taken a break from New Zealand practice for less than three years
||Midwives who have taken a break from New Zealand practice for between three and five years
| Category C
||Midwives who have been out of New Zealand practice for more than five full years
The Council recommends that you read the Re-entry into New Zealand practice for midwives who have worked overseas policy
and Returning to Midwifery practice in Aotearoa New Zealand information sheet
before making your application.
If you are ready to begin or have any questions, please contact us either by email
or on 04 499 5040.