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Midwifery additional costs

Additional to programme fees, the following are other costs associated with studying the Bachelor of Midwifery. All costs are approximate, dependent on where the item is purchased, and are subject to change.  

New Zealand College of Midwives membership

Students are required to be a student member of the New Zealand College of Midwives. For first year students the annual membership cost is $54. Explore the links below and contact the membership administrator membership@nzcom.org.nz for a membership form.

https://www.midwife.org.nz/midwives/join-the-college/student-membership/

https://www.midwife.org.nz/midwives/join-the-college/annual-membership-fees/

Health screening and vaccinations

All students must have completed a health screening form and are cleared for clinical practice placement. Immunisation status can only be ascertained by a blood test arranged by your doctor/health provider, there will be associated costs. Vaccinations are available from Wintec Health Services, located in A Block, City Campus. A copy of both forms must be uploaded to the clinical passport (once study has started). The following two forms are required to be completed before clinical placement commences:

Cost: Up to $500 depending on provider and screening/vaccinations required. In addition some students may require follow up screening or vaccinations. Annual flu vaccinations during the declared influenza season are also a requirement for students undertaking clinical placement at DHBs (unless using an approved face mask).

Comprehensive first aid certificate

All students must have a current comprehensive first aid certificate upon entry to the programme - a copy of which must be on your file with Student Enrolment and Information Centre (SEIC) as well as uploaded to the clinical passport (once study has started). This does not need to be renewed as students complete the requirements annually within their study.

Cost: Approx. $120-$240

Text books

A list of required and recommended textbooks can be found here.

Cost: Text books for this programme cost approx. $450-$600 (new) for the first year. 

Kura Cloud

Students will require online access to Kura Cloud for their science studies.

Cost: Subscription $65 in Year One, $32.50 in Year Two.

Uniform

Our uniform supplier will be at our main campus, to custom fit your uniform to order.

Uniforms are available from $79-$99. You will also need to provide your own full length black trousers or dress shorts; and black or dark brown lace-up shoes or closed in style, non-porous with a soft sole and low heel. 
You will also require a watch with a second hand

Cellphone

All students are required to have a cellphone.

Cost: dependent on type of phone and plan chosen.

Travel, parking and accommodation costs for clinical placement outside of your home area

Refer here for information about parking on campus.

You will be required to pay for your own travel, parking and accommodation when undertaking clinical placements. You will undertake a minimum of 2400 hours of clinical placement over the programme, one third of which may be based outside of your home area.

You will need reliable transport to and from your clinical placement and to and part of your placement includes  on call 24/7.

Technology

You will need access to a computer and the internet so you can access study material, submit assessments and with your tutors.

Cost: Variable depending on computer purchased and internet plan selected.