Bachelor of Midwifery

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

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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 criteria: 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

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$10,766 $32,299
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$15,713 $47,140
Total $26,480 $79,439

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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 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870
Web: http://

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