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Midwifery additional costs

Additional to programme fees, the below additional costs are 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 have an annual student membership from the New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM). For first-year students, the annual membership cost is $54. Explore the links below and contact the membership administrator by emailing membership@nzcom.org.nz for a membership form.

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. If you are not immune, you must have vaccinations. These are available from you Doctor or from Wintec Health Services. A copy of both forms must be uploaded to the clinical passport (once your study has started). The following two forms are required to be completed before clinical placement commences:

Cost: Up to $500 depending on provider and any screening/vaccinations required. In addition, some students may require a 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 as well as uploaded to the clinical passport (once your study has started). This does not need to be renewed as students complete the requirements annually within their study.
Cost: Approximately $120-$240.

Textbooks

A list of required and recommended textbooks can be found here. Please note that students will receive a free starter kit and some of the books required are included.
Cost: Textbooks for this programme cost approximately $450-$600 (new) for the first year. 

Kura Cloud

Students will require online access to Kura Cloud for their science studies.
Cost: Subscription is $65 in Year 1 and $32.50 in Year 2.

Uniform

Our uniform supplier will be at our main Hamilton City Campus, to custom fit your uniform to order.
Cost: 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.

Mobile phone

All students are required to have a mobile phone.
Cost: Dependent on the 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 over the full programme, one-third of which may be based outside of your home area.
You will need reliable transportation to and from your clinical placement including 24/7 on-call placement requirements.
Costs: $500 to $2000 per year, depending on where you are placed.

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 the computer purchased and internet plan selected.