midwifery student seated next to mother and baby

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 through applying classroom learning in practice. Wintec's dedicated and experienced staff will be 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 apply to study the short course Science Online.

Our programmes

Placements

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 across their programmes in work placements for credit. The amount of time spent on placement varies according to qualification and year; first year students will spend approximately a quarter of the year doing work placement while third year students will spend most of their time on placement.

Placement Portal

Midwifery student on placement talking to patient with baby

Michaela Humphries

Michaela Humphries

Bachelor of Midwifery graduate Michaela Humphries shares her story.

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Nadia Hilton

Nadia Hilton

Nadia Hilton started at the Waikato Hospital as a core midwife soon after graduating.

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Kudos Science Trust Award Finalists

Wintec Midwifery Team Manager, Dr Ruth Martis was one of two finalists for the 2019 Waikato DHB Medical and Science Award. Ruth is passionate about better health outcomes for pregnant women and their babies, with a research focus on gestational diabetes.

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

Pathways

Health and social practice pathway diagram

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.

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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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The Prospectus (course guide) is available in both digital and physical formats. Click on the document below to download a copy or fill in the form below to receive a copy via either email or the post.

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