Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery

Waikato Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Health not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Candidates are required to have gained an undergraduate degree in Health, Social Practice or a related discipline. Candidates without a relevant undergraduate degree may be able to submit a portfolio to apply for entry on an ad eundum statem basis. Candidates whose first language is neither English nor Maori are required to have a score of 7.0 or better in all bands of the International English Language Test Score (IELTS), or equivalent and will be required to demonstrate the likelihood of being able to successfully achieve programme learning outcomes. In addition, candidates for entry to the midwifery endorsement are required to: * be registered with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand; and * hold a current Annual Practising Certificate; and * have a minimum of one year post-qualifying experience in midwifery practice (or the equivalent as approved by the selection committee); and * be in practice for an average minimum of 16 hours per week over a year. As part of the selection process all candidates will be required to complete a professional disclosure form and supply the names and contact details of two professional referees. Candidates may be required to attend an individual interview.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery is designed to enable midwives to develop knowledge and capabilities to maximise their own midwifery practice within situations of complexity, and the changing demographics of women and social infrastructure within society. The interdisciplinary context of the programmes will enable graduates to extend their capacity for critical and professional/clinical reasoning for practice, leadership, management and supervision in complex professional environments. Graduates will have developed a range of flexible skills and expertise which will position them well to be responsive to changing health communities. Learning and participating within the interdisciplinary teaching/learning context will enable graduates to transfer this experience to workplace relationships and networks

What graduates earn

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Scholarship information

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Altrusa Club of Ashburton Health Bursary

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Altrusa Club of Ashburton



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Contact details

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Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

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