Midwifery practice is undertaken in an appropriate midwifery setting within New Zealand with a period of practice in a relevant area of a student's choosing, including the possibility of a rural setting. This course enables the student to gain continued experience in Midwifery practice, but also presents an opportunity for practice outside a student's habitual setting and to gain experience in an aspect of midwifery practice of special interest.
Students work alongside independent midwifery practitioners within a diversity of practice settings to further develop knowledge and understanding of autonomous midwifery practice. The student will develop the confidence and competence to work as an autonomous practitioner. Students undergo preparation for entry to the Midwifery Council of New Zealand Register for Midwives.