Bachelor of Midwifery
Otago Polytechnic Ltd
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To enter the programme, applicants will need to have:
University Entrance as defined by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority
- a minimum of 18 credits at level 3 in biology and/or chemistry as per the three subjects required at level three on the National Qualifications Framework
- a minimum of 16 credits at level 3 in an English language rich subject
- a further 16 credits at level 3 in an additional subject or domain on the National Qualifications framework
- achieved 16 credits at level 2 in biology or chemistry if the applicant has not studied these subjects at level 3
or (for those over 20 years):
- evidence of academic equivalence of the above qualifications, such as through successful completion of a Level 4 bridging programme for health-related degrees or demonstrated evidence of ability to study successfully at degree level, such as applicants who have already successfully completed a degree programme and have demonstrated transferable study skills.
Applicants for Whom English is a Second Language
Applicants for whom English is a second language must achieve in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (academic version) with an overall score of 7 and not less than 6.5 in writing and comprehension; and not less than 7.0 in speaking and listening. This score must be achieved in one sitting of the IELTS test within two years of application.
Additional entry criteria:
Demonstrated commitment to practising midwifery;
Life experience relevant to midwifery and/or women's health;
Personal qualities appropriate for midwifery practice;
Demonstrated strong communication skills and self-responsibility in relation to learning and practice;
Applicants must demonstrate that they have good health and character sufficient for safe and effective practice as a midwife; as required by the Vulnerable Children's regulations 2014 via
- identity confirmation
- referee reports and
- a Police check
Completion of a current comprehensive or standard First Aid certificate, including proficiency in CPR (NQF unit standards 6401 and 6402 or equivalent);
Demonstrated computing skills;
A driver's license.
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 http://www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz
What graduates earn
Graduates who studied Nursing at this level can earn:
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Data as at November 2021
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