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Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)

Hamilton , Waikato ,New Zealand

Bachelor of Midwifery

This programme is for those who want to learn to confidently nurture and care for women through pregnancy, childbirth, and up to the first six weeks following birth. Students will gain a wide range of knowledge and skills to work autonomously, be responsible for the wellbeing of women and babies, and support families safely and appropriately.

Clinical placements and tutorials are held in regional hubs, so that students can complete most of their clinical experience close to home.

Compulsory on campus block courses are held in Hamilton throughout the programme. Attendance is compulsory for all students, due to the intensive, theory-heavy content of these classes. Students are responsible for organising their own transport and accommodation. Block courses take place 14 times in Year One, 11 times in Year Two, and six times in Year Three for a week at a time. Hours of block days are 8-5pm Monday to Thursday, and Friday 8am-12pm. Click here to view schedule.

This programme is studied full-time and must be completed within four years, as prescribed by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand.

The first year is mainly theory-based, the second year is split between practical and theory, and the third year is predominantly practical.

During the programme students will be able to apply their knowledge in clinical placements at primary units (eg birth centres), hospitals, with community midwives, and other community services. Students will have the opportunity to follow women through their pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care.

On completion of the programme students will be required to sit the National Midwifery Examination to become a registered midwife.

Hamilton City Campus, Hawke's Bay, Rotorua, Tauranga or Whakatane


  • Jan

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
14 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30