School of Midwifery
Study our internationally-recognised midwifery programmes and benefit from experienced teachers, flexible delivery options and hands-on learning. And our teaching staff are as passionate as they come.
Over the past 25 years, the Otago Polytechnic School of Midwifery has seen over 450 of our students graduate by studying from our delivery locations in Wellington, Palmerston North, Whanganui, Dunedin, Central Otago and Southland.
Our real-life approach to learning sees our students working with qualified midwives and people who are pregnant from their first month of study.
Find the midwifery qualification that suits your needs and learn more about how our hands-on approach to learning can better help you achieve your goals.
Our midwifery qualifications
Find the midwifery programme that suits your needs and learn more about how our hands-on approach to learning can better help you achieve your goals.
Study wherever you are with blended delivery
Fit your studies around your family and lifestyle with our flexible learning options. We teach our 3-year Bachelor of Midwifery by blended delivery at six NZ-wide satellite locations, and all our postgraduate programmes and professional courses are taught online – so you can study where you live.
Scholarships and funding
We offer a selection of scholarships and funding to break down any financial barriers some students may encounter. You may be eligible for one or more of the following:
Free preceptorship resources
If you are a registered Midwife considering preceptorship (our student mentorship programme), or you have recently graduated, returned to practice or completed the competence programme for overseas midwives, we have a range of free online resources for you to tap into.
Student midwives in the community
Our first-year midwifery students ‘follow through’ a woman and her family in a supportive role during pregnancy, childbirth and the early weeks at home with the baby.
Our second-year students ‘follow through’ a woman, focusing on the midwifery aspects, learning the skills of midwifery in a ‘hands on’ way, closely supervised by the midwife involved in your care.
We have students based in Dunedin, Oamaru, Central Otago, Southland, Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kapiti Coast, Whanganui, Palmerston North and the Wairarapa.
Webinar - Bachelor of Midwifery
Know all about what it is like to study Bachelor of Midwifery here at Otago Polytechnic. Watch and learn as our midwifery lecturers answer all your questions about a student’s journey to becoming a registered midwife.
If you want to know more about our School of Midwifery or you would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.