Bachelor of Midwifery

Otago Polytechnic

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3 Years

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

On completion of this programme graduates will be able to practise within the Midwifery Scope of Practice and meet the Competencies for Entry to the Register of Midwives as set by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand. This programme prepares midwives for practice in New Zealands maternity services although the knowledge, skills and professional behaviour attained will be transferable to health and maternity systems in other countries. Upon graduation and registration graduates will be able to work as Lead Maternity Carers (LMCs) or as Core Midwives and will be eligible to enter postgraduate midwifery programmes. For more information refer Otago Polytechnic

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Entry Requirements * University Entrance as defined by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, consisting of: * NCEA Level 3: * 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 or economics, media studies) * a further 16 credits at level 3 or higher in two approved subjects or domains on the National Qualifications framework * 20 credits at level 2, including: * a minimum of 16 credits in biology * and a further 16 credits in chemistry or physics * 16 credits in another level 2 subject * Literacy - 10 credits at level 2 or above, made up of: * 5 credits in reading * 5 credits in writing * Numeracy - 10 credits at level 1 or above, made up of: * achievement standards - specific achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or * unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three required) * or (for those over 20 years): evidence of academic equivalence of the above qualifications: or * demonstrated evidence of ability to study successfully at degree level.

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$11,577 $34,731
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$16,709 $50,127
Total $28,286 $84,858

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Student Success


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Contact details

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Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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