From time to time positions become available in our schools of midwifery. These are advertised on our individual polytechnic websites – follow the links below:
When vacancies arise position descriptions will be developed. If you are thinking of moving into midwifery education you can prepare yourself by ensuring that you meet the minimum standards for midwifery educators as set by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand. These are:
Note that while the majority of midwife teachers and those with course/paper coordination or programme management responsibilities must meet the standards for qualifications and experience, schools of midwifery may employ midwives without these qualifications on a part-time or casual basis as long as they are appropriately supervised and supported. For example, midwives preparing for a teaching career may wish to gain some teaching experience while undertaking postgraduate study or gaining a teaching qualification.