Kaimahi whakawhanau


Job Description

A Midwife is a professional that provides support and care to women and families during all stages of a pregnancy and birth. Teaching new parents about pregnancy and childbirth, and encouraging them to maintain a good physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, through tests, screenings and support.


Graduated Midwives usually start on an estimated $65,000 a year.

Job Opportunities

A Midwife could also specialise in roles such as: Management, Advisory, Training or Education.

Study length

To become a Midwife, you need

A completed Bachelor of Midwifery OR a Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery)
To be registered with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand
Be in accordance with The Vulnerable Children Act 2014

To become a Midwife, you need


Learn more about Māori Maternity

The antenatal programme embracing mātauranga Māori | Ngā Wānanga o Hine Kōpū.

Hine Kōpū is a two-day programme for wāhine hapū, delivering antenatal knowledge grounded in Māoritanga and informed by tikanga and mātauranga Māori. Led by Koha Aperahama, the programme is reclaiming Māori practices and traditions for whānau at wānanga across Te Tai Tokerau – and the impact it’s having on families is creating positive outcomes for pēpē.