Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Nelson Marlborough offers a wide range of education and training opportunities to both students and current midwives.


Bachelor of Midwifery

Te Whatu Ora - Nelson Marlborough has a contract with the Ara Institute of Canterbury to provide the Bachelor of Midwifery satellite programme. Read about the programme on the Ara website.

Midwifery First Year of Practice (MFYP)

Te Whatu Ora - Nelson Marlborough has MFYP fixed-term positions in the core midwifery teams at Nelson and Wairau maternity units and also supports lead maternity carers completing their MFYP programme.

Further information about the programme is available on the New Zealand College of Midwife website.

Midwifery education

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

If you are a Te Whatu Ora - 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.

Read more about postgraduate opportunities on the New Zealand College of Midwife website.

Midwifery complex care programme

Te Whatu Ora - Nelson Marlborough supports 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.

Read about the complex care education programme on the New Zealand College of Midwife website.