Midwifery education in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Pre-registration programmes of education

The Council sets the standards of accreditation and approval of pre-registration programmes of education.


These were last reviewed in 2019 were amendments allowed programme to be delivered over a traditional four- year academic pathway or via and extended academic year (4 years delivered in 3).

The following are accredited providers of approved programmes of pre-registration education and New Zealand’s recognised schools of midwifery:

ARA

The Bachelor of Midwifery is an approved pre-registration programme of education.
Delivery occurs over an extended academic year
In 2020 the Council approved a shortened programme for applicants who hold current registration and practising certificates with other health professional responsible authorities.
Accredited until December 2023

Auckland University of Technology

The Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery) is an approved pre-registration programme of education
Approved to deliver over traditional academic timeframe or through extended academic year.
Accredited until December 2023

Otago Polytechnic

The Bachelor of Midwifery is an approved pre-registration programme of education.
Delivery occurs over an extended academic year
In 2020 the Council approved a shortened programme for applicants who hold current registration and practising certificates with other health professional responsible authorities.
Accredited until December 2023

Victoria University of Wellington

The Bachelor of Midwifery is an approved pre-registration programme of education.
Delivery occurs over traditional four year academic pathway.
Accredited until December 2024

Wintec

The Bachelor of Midwifery is an approved pre-registration programme of education.
In 2021 delivery will occur over a traditional four year academic pathway.
Accredited until December 2023