Bachelor of Midwifery

Ara Institute of Canterbury

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3 Years

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Bachelor of Midwifery programme is to develop high quality graduates who are able to practise across the Midwifery Scope of Practice and meet the Competencies for Entry to the Register of Midwives.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

New Zealand University Entrance - NCEA Level 3 consisting of: 60 credits at Level 3 including:* a minimum of 18 credits at Level 3 in biology, chemistry, or physics* a minimum of 16 credits at Level 3 in an English language rich subject (such as English,history, art history, classics, geography, economics, or media studies) * a further 16 credits at Level 3 or higher in two other subjects from the list of approved subjects*and 20 credits at Level 2 including:* a minimum of 16 credits in biology* a further 16 credits in chemistry or physics* 16 credits in another level 2 subject and* Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and * Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Pre Health Pathway or equivalent .Alternative* Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic Requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study and work experience, may be approved for alternative entry. * Registered nurses or other registered health practitioners must hold registration with the relevant regulatory authority in New Zealand. A Certificate of Good Standing is required from the relevant regulatory authority. Additional Requirements* Complete a written assignment of approximately 1000 words * Consent to Disclosure of Information Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form. Disclose of any health or learning issues which may affect the applicant's ability to meet the academic and/or practical requirements of the programme. * All Bachelor of Midwifery students (both new and returning) will need to have had their Covid-19 vaccinations according to the Government COVID-19 Public Health Response

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$11,542 $34,627
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$16,690 $50,070
Total $28,232 $84,697

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (03) 940 8669
Fax: (03) 366 6544

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