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Midwifery student with patient

Midwives are the go-to for women during pregnancy, labour, birth and for several weeks after. They provide support and advice during one of the biggest milestones in a woman’s life. A midwife spends their days educating women on pregnancy, birth and parenting, organising and discussing ultrasounds and blood tests, referring to other specialists when necessary, prescribing medication for labour, examining and caring for newborn babies and advising on breastfeeding, immunisations, contraception and general mother and baby health.

Students studying midwifery at Wintec will graduate with an internationally recognised qualification and the knowledge and experience needed to own their own business as a midwife.

Study combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning in real healthcare environments. Students will have the chance to care for women and their babies and learn about the midwifery profession by applying classroom learning in practice. Wintec staff are dedicated and experienced there to guide students every step of the way.

If applicants don’t meet the entry requirements to the courses, Wintec offers Te Ara Pūtake My Academic Pathway (Health Pathway) that will help prepare applicants for enrolment in the programme. For applicants who do not have enough science credits or want to boost their science confidence before they start study, they can be referred to a short online science course.

"Having a career I am passionate about is important to me, and I want to be a good role model for my family. I am fortunate, being based in Hawkes Bay, that Wintec has a hub there. This means I only travel to Hamilton 11 weeks of the year and can balance my family life with my study. My ambition is to specialise in Māori health and take care of women, babies, and their whanau in my community."

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Our programmes


The teaching approach at Wintec is focused on the practical side of learning so that students get the benefits of real-world work environments. Students in the Centre for Health and Social Practice spend time in work placements for credit. The amount of time spent on placement varies according to the year of study; first-year students will spend approximately a quarter of the year doing work placement while third and fourth-year students will spend most of their time on placement.

Covid-19 vaccination information
In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, it is highly recommended that you are vaccinated against Covid-19 if you want to apply for this programme. 

On 11 October 2021, the Government announced that the ‘groups of affected persons’ in the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 (Order) will be extended to include high-risk workers in the health and disability sector, school and early learning staff, and support people who have contact with children and students. The effect of this is that vaccination will soon be mandatory for health and education workforces, which will extend to those seeking to work within those sectors on placement. 

To complete this programme of study, it is necessary to complete certain clinical or education placements. With the introduction of the Order, we cannot secure clinical or education placements for learners who are not vaccinated or do not wish to share their vaccination status and who will not, therefore, be able to complete the programme successfully.

Kudos Science Trust Award Finalist

Wintec academic and 2019 Kudos Science Trust Award Finalist Ricci Wesselink is making a difference to student learning by flipping the Wintec education model. Her research and practice focus on changing delivery to enhance learning outcomes.


Health and social practice pathway diagram

To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.

About the faculty

In the Centre for Health and Social Practice we provide practical interprofessional education that prepares students for a future in the health and social practice industry.

If you have a passion for people, nursing, social work and counselling, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or midwifery are all challenging but rewarding choices. Our courses and programmes are a great way to start your career, supported by experienced and registered academic staff.

Read more about the Centre.

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

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