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Changes to Midwifery Council Recertification Programme 2014-2017 for Midwives

St George's Maternity Centre is an approved education provider in collaboration with Canterbury District Health Board Midwifery educators, authorised by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand.

There were significant changes introduced to the provision of the Technical Skills Programme in April 2014. The two compulsory days changed titles and frequency. Due to increased demand; bookings will only be accepted with payment, please arrange with a colleague to replace you if you are unable to attend because there will be limited opportunity to increase the number of courses.

Further information regarding the compulsory and elective components of the programme can be accessed from the Midwifery Council, or view on their website

To book a place on any of St George's Midwifery education courses, please email the Midwifery Educator, Frances Green -

Midwifery Combined Emergency Skills Day

2018 dates - 8.00 am - 5.00 pm:

  • 30 January
  • 6 March
  • 10 April
  • 8 May
  • 12 June
  • 21 August
  • 2 October
  • 27 November

Breastfeeding Education for Health Professionals
An 8 hour course, divided into 4 hours theoretical research and 4 hours practical skills related to Practice.  Can be booked as a half day for either component.

  • 16 February
  • 4 May
  • 10 August
  • 9 November

Emergency Day $100 pp

This is a compulsory annual requirement and will cover: Maternal Collapse/Neonatal Resuscitation/Childbirth Emergencies/ Breech/Bleeding Emergencies/Cord Prolapse /Shoulder Dystocia.

On one occasion during the three-year cycle you will be able to choose another emergency skills day – for example PROMPT/ALSO. However you will have to attend an additional two-hour NNR session that year.

Midwifery Practice Issues $100 pp

  • This will be a compulsory day, required to be undertaken on one occasion every three years.
  • It will involve working together to solve scenarios, putting our theoretical knowledge into practical application.
  • This area of integrating theory to practice has been identified as a skill that needs strengthening and midwives will be able to learn and practice this skill in a supportive environment.

Breastfeeding $50

We are thrilled to have Carol Bartle providing breastfeeding education for registered midwives as part of the Midwifery Recertification Programme.

The requirements state that a midwife will attend a half day clinical workshop and another half day every three years of a breastfeeding activity, the Council template indicates that this other activity may be the second half of a breastfeeding study day.  Carol is a renowned breastfeeding advocate, researcher and educator, she works for NZCOM as a breastfeeding advisor, Te Pauwaitanga ki Otautahi Trust and also is the Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service Coordinator. 

Maternity Education application form

Please here to download the Maternity education application form


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