We offer a wide range of education and training opportunities to both students and current midwives.

Bachelor of Midwifery

We have a contract with the Ara Institute of Canterbury to provide the Bachelor of Midwifery satellite programme.

Click here to read about the programme on the Ara website

Midwifery First Year of Practice (MFYP)

We have MFYP fixed-term positions in the core midwifery teams at Nelson and Wairau maternity units and also support lead maternity carers completing their MFYP programme.

Click here to visit the New Zealand College of Midwife website for more information

Midwifery education

Education days and workshops are provided free of charge to all registered midwives in the Nelson Marlborough region.

If you are a Nelson Marlborough employee you can book courses through HR Kiosk. If you are self-employed please book directly with Samantha Tsironis. 

Postgraduate education 

Midwives can access postgraduate education at four teaching institutes nationwide. Midwives who meet eligibility criteria can also apply for Health Workforce NZ funding to support their ongoing education.

Click here to read more about postgraduate opportunities on the New Zealand College of Midwife website

Midwifery complex care programme

We support core midwives who meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the national midwifery complex care programme.

This is a postgraduate-level programme where midwives can develop their knowledge and skills in specific areas of practice such as diabetes or pregnancy complications.

Self-employed midwives are invited to apply and would be supported by Te Whatu Ora - Nelson Marlborough, as required.

Click here to read about the complex care education programme on the New Zealand College of Midwife website