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Complex care postgraduate education funding

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Complex care midwifery education is postgraduate level study which enables midwives to develop their clinical skills in specific areas of practice which are relevant to their current work setting, or possible future areas of practice. It is formal postgraduate education which requires attendance at academic lectures, assignments and course work as well as clinical placements.

Applications for 2019 are now open.

To apply for funding for Complex Care education you will need to:

  • Enrol with your chosen tertiary education provider for the programme (Auckland University of Technology, Otago Polytechnic or Victoria University of Wellington).
  • Apply to the New Zealand College of Midwives for funding to complete the programme. Applications are filled out on-line through the College portal system. Please login to the site and click on the Complex Care Icon to enter a new application.

If you are an employed midwife:

  • Your application will need to be endorsed by your employer confirming that you will be eligible for the time off your usual rostered work to complete the programme expectations

If you are a self-employed midwife:

  • Commit to being available (i.e arrange locum cover to ensure you can complete the programme requirements)

The enrolment deadline for each of the academic providers is different, click the links for details:

Auckland University of Technology

Otago Polytechnic

Victoria University of Wellington

It is important for you to complete the enrolment early even though you will not be notified of a successful funding application until late January so that the university has indicative numbers for the course and is not cancelled due to lack of numbers. The College’s relationships with the education providers means that fees can be paid directly from the College to the provider.


Please note:

Application for funding is a separate process to academic enrolment. For more information please contact Fiona McBeath on finance1@nzcom.org.nz or 03 372 9734.

The Postgraduate Complex Care information sheet provides further information about what the programme funds and the application process.