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​Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery (Level 8)


The Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery prepares midwives for evaluating specialist midwifery knowledge and skills, to maximise manageme​​nt of maternal, foetal and neonatal wellbeing.

Health and Social Practice

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Graduate / further opportunities

The midwifery endorsement will be relevant to practitioners from a wide range of midwifery contexts.  The Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery is designed to enable midwives to develop knowledge and capabilities to maximise their own midwifery practice within situations of complexity, and the changing demographics of women and social infrastructure within society. 

As students of the PGDipHlthSocPrac, graduates will have developed a range of flexible skills and expertise which will position them well to be responsive as clinicians and leaders.  The midwifery endorsement will facilitate graduates to promote early detection and appropriate management of maternal, foetal and neonatal well-being. 

The midwifery endorsement supports Midwifery Council of New Zealand’s elective education and professional activity section of recertification requirements. Completion of post graduate study will contribute to Midwifery Council of New Zealand elective education points within the recertification process. Completion of 30 credits of postgraduate study meets  the Midwifery Council recertification programme requirements for continuing Midwifery education 

Depending on the selection of modules, graduates who successfully complete the PGDipHlthSocPrac (Midwifery) with a B grade are eligible to apply to Wintec’s 180-point Master of Professional Practice.

Entry Criteria

Candidates are required to have gained an undergraduate degree in Health, Social Practice or a related discipline.  Candidates without a relevant undergraduate degree may be able to submit a portfolio to apply for entry on an ad eundum statem basis. 

Candidates whose first language is neither English nor Māori are required to have a score of 7.0 or better in all bands of the International English Language Test Score (IELTS), or equivalent and will be required to demonstrate the likelihood of being able to successfully achieve programme learning outcomes.

In addition, candidates for entry to the midwifery endorsement are required to:

  • be registered with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand; and
  • hold a current Annual Practising Certificate; and
  • have a minimum of one year post-qualifying experience in midwifery practice (or the equivalent as approved by the selection committee); and
  • be in practice for an average minimum of 16 hours per week over a year

As part of the selection process all candidates will be required to complete a professional disclosure form and supply the names and contact details of two professional referees.  Candidates may be required to attend an individual interview. 

Candidates enrolling in the two midwifery modules will also be required to seek the support of a mentor for formative reflexive conversations in support of their developing leadership, quality improvements, and practice development skills and knowledge.


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