Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery

Otago Polytechnic

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Entry requirements

Selection will be made on the basis of the following criteria:
registered midwife, and
Bachelor's degree or equivalent, or
Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery Practice or equivalent.

Admission Procedure
Applicants will make an application using the standard Otago Polytechnic application form. Those seeking admission via a portfolio application will need to provide their CV and portfolio with the application form.
The Postgraduate Programme Leader or Head of School will assess the portfolio against the portfolio criteria of the courses or programmes for which the student has applied. Assessment of some aspects of portfolio applications may be through interview.
All documents in support of an application for recognition of prior learning cross credit or portfolio must be verified by a JP.
International student language requirements
The same entry criteria apply to international students. New Zealand registered midwives for whom English is a second language are admitted using the Midwifery Council of New Zealand requirements i.e. to have an IELTS score of 7.5. International midwifery students who are not registered in New Zealand will require an IELTS (or equivalent) overall band score of 6.5 in writing and reading and not less than 7.0 in speaking and listening with no individual score less than 6.0.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

To produce graduates who can extend and deepen their knowledge of the theories and procedures used in the midwifery practice environment, in a wider and more encompassing scope than in the postgraduate certificate. This includes an enhanced understanding of the roles of those with whom they work. Graduates will have completed a further four practice courses or, theory and research methods courses to prepare them for masters study

What graduates earn

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Contact details

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