Bachelor of Midwifery

Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

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3 Years

Total student fees


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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 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 18 credits at Level 3 in each of Biology and/or Chemistry†† a minimum of 16 credits at Level 3 in English rich subjects a further 16 credits at Level 3 in one other subject from the list of approved subjects* 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 (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627). OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Pre Health Pathway or equivalent Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact Ara for requirements. * NZQA approved subjects: see standards/awards/university-entrance †† If an applicant does not have a minimum of 16 credits at Level 3 in Biology OR Chemistry, they must have achieved 16 credits at level 2 in Biology OR Chemistry. Alternative Requirements: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. Please see Ara website for alternative academic requirements. Additonal Requirements: please see Ara website for details English Requirements: IELTS 7.0 Academic (no lower than 7.0 in listening and speaking subtests and 6.5 in reading and writing), please see Ara website for further details

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$10,745 $32,235
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$15,713 $47,140
Total $26,458 $79,375

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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:

Median earnings $56,330
Earnings range $47,712 - $63,120
In employment 67%
In further study 29%
On a benefit 1%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (0800) 24 24 76
Fax: (03) 366 6544

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Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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