Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery - Dunedin Campus

Otago Polytechnic
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
February May July September
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 7,220
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 16,003

Entry Requirements

  • You must be a registered midwife and hold a bachelor's degree, Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery Practice, OR equivalent.
  • You must have access to the internet.
  • International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet the entry requirements.
  • New Zealand registered midwives for whom English is a second language are required by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand to have an IELTS score of 7.5.

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS:
    • overall band score of 6.5 in writing and reading, and no less than 7.0 in speaking and listening, with no individual score less than 6.0 (For International Students)
    • overall band score of 7.5 (For New Zealand Students)


Core Subjects

  • HIV in Pregnancy 
  • Maternal Obesity 
  • Preceptorship for Midwives
  • Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • Midwifery Practice in Tertiary Maternity Settings (complex care)
  • Evidence-Informed Practice 
  • Sexually-Transmitted and Other Infections of the Reproductive Tract in Pregnancy
  • Nutrition for the Childbearing Woman
  • Promoting Normal Birth
  • Global Midwifery and Safe Motherhood
  • Knowledge and Theory in Midwifery 
  • Research Methods in Midwifery Practice 

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