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Training and study days

We offer a comprehensive in-house education and training programme. Our programme is designed to support midwives in meeting the Midwifery Council and Te Toka Tumai Auckland Hospital mandatory education requirements and also contributes to promotion of local and National quality and safety fundamentals. 

The programme aims to foster and enhance midwifery philosophy, clinical skills and wisdom, as well as providing vital learning opportunities for multidisciplinary team-working.  The midwifery education team are either solely responsible for or contribute to, the implementation of the various study days and initiatives within the programme.

The educators also have a significant support and advisory role and encourage staff and access holders to contact them with any queries or requests. Midwives on the New Graduate Programme will, in addition, have individually tailored study days/workshops (not published on this website).

If you have a questions or queries about training, email the team on

Click here for more Midwifery Council recertification requirements.

Orientation Booklets: 

Student Midwife Orientation Booklet [PDF, 2.8 MB]

Midwifery and Maternity Services Handbook [PDF, 2.9 MB]


Women's Health training schedule

Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Day 2023

Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Day


Tuesday 20 June 2023

Marion Davis Library


Maternity Emergencies for Registered Nurses


Maternal Focus

March 10th

May 19th

July 12th

September 27th

Neonatal Focus

April 12th

June 26th

August 22nd

October 9th


0800-1630 hrs

All Registered Nurses practising in maternity settings should attend this study day annually.

Come along to a supportive education day where we will go over a team approach to responding to maternity emergencies. We will be covering off ward based emergencies including;

  • Recognition of the unwell baby
  • Neonatal Resus
  • Maternal Collapse – Basic Life Support & Anaphylaxis response
  • Sepsis
  • Hypertensive emergency
  • Post partum haemorrhage

All dates are on KIOSK, book under Maternity Emergency Sills for Registered Nurses

Any queries, contact us

2023 BFHI Orientation

Orientation day is for all new staff replacing study days previously known as BF Study Day One and Two

Book in KIOSK

Any queries, contact Tracey Senior


Culture in Practice Wānanga

Open to all Women's Health Staff to attend.

What does it mean to be culturally competent? What does cultural competency look like in your practice?  How do you think whānau will know?  Why is cultural competency important in health care?  Let’s generate some korero and empower you to work differently particularly when working with Māori.  Let’s unpack the default mechanism’s that have become the normal.

  • Learn basic marae protocol
  • Learn how to say your pepeha in Te Reo, Kia kaha give it a go e te whānau
  • Learn some basic Te Reo greetings and Kupu (Words), emphasis on correct Te Reo pronunciation
  • Recap on Tiriti o Waitangi (vs The Treaty of Waitangi) in practice with a focus on Tiriti Articles (Not default to the 3 P’s!!)
  • Recap on Te Whare Tapa Wha (and other known Māori frameworks)
  • Overview of Turanga Kaupapa in Midwifery Practice
  • Come with an open mind and artistic flair!
  • Group work and open korero in a wānanga Marae setting.

Kaiwhakahaere: Judyth Hilton,

Te wa: 0900-230pm 

Ki whea:  

2023 Dates: 

23 March

4 May

8 June

20 July

31 August

12 October

23 November

To book: Please book through kiosk (please note, the Culture in Practice Wānanga is under “Women’s Health” in Kiosk, ) for LMC’s and medical staff, please email

Poipoia te kakano kia puawai ~ Nurture the seed and it will blossom


2023 PROMPT - Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training

Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training is an evidence based multi-professional simulation training workshop for obstetric emergencies. It is associated with direct improvements in perinatal outcome and has been proven to improve knowledge, clinical skills and team working.

Presented by: The ADHB PROMPT Faculty

Time: 0800-1600

Location: A+ trust room, Clinical Education Centre, Level 5

Dates for 2023:

  • 22 March 2023
  • 14th August 2023
  • 18 October 2023

Free to midwives and nurses. $300 for Doctors.

Book on KIOSK (ADHB staff) or email

Midwifery Emergency Skills Refresher

Cost: Free to ADHB staff and access holders & Auckland Birthcare midwives

Book: KIOSK for staff. LMCs please email:

2023 FSEP – Fetal Surveillance Education Programme

The FSEP Full program runs for 7 hours and provides a solid foundation of information for all clinicians involved in antenatal and intrapartum care. The Full program is structured to cumulatively build understanding. Participants in the Full program also complete the FSEP MCQ assessment at the end of the session. This is our core education program and 

is suited to most clinicians requiring education or an update in cardiotocography.

The FSEP Full Day Program will take place 

  • 27 March 2023
  • 22 May 2023
  • 25 September 2023

Please apply via email to

GAP – GROW charts and the Growth Assessment Protocol

Content includes:

Evidence and best practice

  • Fetal growth restriction and pregnancy outcome  

  • Customised charts: principles, and clinical implications

  • Risk assessment and surveillance: guidelines, algorithms

Clinical application

  • Fundal height - standardised measurement and plotting

  • Referral protocols – indications for further investigation

  • Clinical and practical application – case studies

  • Documentation and record keeping - plotting and referral scenarios

  • Q&A

Presented by: Clare Senner - Perinatal Institute

Time: 0900-1230

Location: Zoom, link will be sent upon registration

Cost:  Free



Newborn Life Support

The New Zealand Resuscitation Council Newborn Life Support course is:

  • For health professionals who provide newborn life support, including midwives and those working in neonatology
  • A full day training course to develop your skills and knowledge in providing newborn life support
  • A combination of lectures, skills stations, scenarios and assessment

Enhance your learning in a supportive team of midwives, nurses and doctors from maternity and neonatal practice areas.

Presented by: NLS Course Directors; Jo Hegarty, Sarah Bellhouse, Beatle Treadwell and other NZRC NLS accredited instructors (midwives and NICU NNPs)

Time: 08.00am -4.00pm

Location: Clinical Skills Centre, Level 4, Auckland City Hospital

Cost: $50 for ADHB staff and access holders. $100 for others

Midwives immunisation course

This course provides midwives with the most up-to-date immunisation knowledge relevant to their practice including COVID-19 vaccines,the National Immunisation Schedule changes, vaccine composition, safety of vaccines in pregnancy, administration of vaccines and talking with parents about vaccines. This event is approved as continuing midwifery education by the Midwifery Council.

Presented by: The Immunisation Advisory Centre

Time: Registrations from 0800am - Start & Finish times -0830-1600

Cost: Free of charge

Booking: Auckland DHB midwives book on KIOSK. LMCs other attendees email

Course enquiries: Contact Lisbeth Alley 0274976971 or

Mobile Epidural Labour Sessions

Suitable for all core midwifery staff and midwife LMC access holders. Attendance at a session is essential for core staff looking after women with epidurals in labour and is strongly encouraged for LMC midwives. This session is a prerequisite if you wish to mobilise women with an epidural. You can also attend as a "refresher". 

COMBO 2023

COMBO refers to a study day of 4hrs breastfeeding 'combined' with four hours of another maternity topic changing on a yearly basis. 

The day is from 08.00am-3.30pm.

2023 topic are:

Morning Session:

4 hours of breastfeeding education 

Afternoon Session:

4 hours (includes 1 hour of pre-reading/completion of NOC NEWS Ko Awatea module)

      • Case Study - recognition of the deteriorating baby - Case Study - Hypoglycemic Encephalopathy
      • Newborn Examination Refresher 

Please book the morning and afternoon separately on KIOSK if you would like to attend the whole day.