Midwifery - Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Study the AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Midwifery and develop advanced knowledge and critical analysis skills in midwifery in as little as one year.

The midwifery papers focus on woman- and family-centered education that is applied and practice orientated, and encourage midwives to critically analyse and develop midwifery practice and expertise. You can choose to take online papers that are only seven weeks long, so you can complete your study while working.

The programme can prepare you for further study at master’s level. It's a great postgraduate study option if you have been out of study for some time, or are unsure if postgraduate study is for you.


This is part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science.

Start date: 2020

You need a total of 120 points to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Midwifery qualification.

Complete the following paper

And either

Select 60 points from

Or complete 75 points from

And select 15 points from

And select 15 points from

* Paper delivered online

Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the Physiotherapy Board and the Nursing Council who register practitioners). Overseas qualified health professionals who wish to practise in New Zealand should communicate directly with the relevant Responsible Authority. Qualifications recognised for professional registration at AUT are undergraduate; study at postgraduate level is not considered equivalent recognition for NZ Board certification.

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Key features
  • Closely linked to AUT’s Centre for Midwifery and Women's Health Research
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in this field
  • AUT has the only university midwifery department north of Waikato
  • Strong industry links to inform our teaching and research

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.