Applicants who meet the entry criteria become eligible for selection.
Midwifery applicants will be selected into the programme on the basis of the following criteria:
Academic entry criteria:
-+ Achievement of NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at level 3 or higher and 20 credits at level 2 or higher), including:
-+ A minimum of 14 credits in each of three approved university entrance subjects as below:
level 3 or higher in biology or chemistry, and
level 3 or higher in an English language rich subject (such as English, history, art history, classics, geography or economics), and
level 3 or higher from one other subject from list of approved university entrance subjects
remaining credits from either achievement or unit standards, and
-+ Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above (see NZQA requirements http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/news/quals-review-guidelines-update-2/) made up of:
-+ Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
achievement standards - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or
unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required).
-+ OR demonstrate equivalence to the above academic entry criteria.
Note: a minimum of 14 credits at level 2 in chemistry if applicant holds 14 credits at level 3 in biology OR a minimum of 14 credits at level 2 in biology if applicant holds 14 credits or more at level 3 in chemistry will be an advantage to applicants.
If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS (academic) overall band score of 7.0, with no less than 6.5 in writing and reading, and no less than 7.0 in speaking and listening.