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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 Auckland DHB 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.

Your midwifery educators are:

  • Tracy Walker
  • Lou McInnes

Orientation Booklets: 

Student Midwife Orientation Booklet [PDF, 4.1 MB]

Midwifery and Maternity Services Handbook [PDF, 5.2 MB]

Women's Health training schedule

Maternity Emergencies for Registered Nurses



Maternity Emergency Skills for Registered Nurses

Study Day Schedule for the remainder of 2022

0800-1630 hrs

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



Monday 1 August 2022

 Clinical Education Centre 

Monday 29 August 2022

 Clinical Education Centre

Wednesday 12 October 2022

 Clinical Skills Centre

Tuesday 1 November 2022

 Clinical Education Centre

Wednesday 14 December 2022

 Clinical Skills Centre 

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

CTG Interactive Workshop

CTG interactive workshops are to support your ongoing fetal surveillance education.

Workshop focuses on fetal surveillance in practice; Human factors, cord gases, intermittent auscultation, case study reviews

ADHB access holders are welcome to attend enquire through

ADHB staff book on KIOSK. Venue to be confirmed once booked in


8 August, October 4, &  Dec 8

Two workshops per day available 0800-1200 / 1230- 4.30

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


Dates for 2022:

BFHI Orientation day dates






Culture in Practice Wānanga

Please note: until further notice, this study day will be offered via Zoom. When it is possible, we will hold in person at Te Rama Ora Marae. 

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: Annmarie Taiapa-Johnson, 021941539 /

Te wa: 0900-230pm 

Ki whea:  Via Zoom during Omicron 

2022 Dates: 21 April, 19 May, 16 June,21 July, 18 August, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November & 15 December

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

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 byThe ADHB PROMPT Faculty

Time: 0800-1630

Location: To be confirmed once registered 

Dates for 2022: 18 March CANX due to Omicron - apologies that this can't go ahead at this time

17 June

16 September

30 November 

Free to core staff. $100 for LMC midwives

Book on KIOSK (ADHB staff) or email

Midwifery Emergency Skills Refresher

Midwifery Emergency Skills Refresher have recommenced.


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


Book on KIOSK for staff or LMCs email :

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 15th July, 26th August, and 23rd September. 

The day will be held in the Henley Room, Clinical Education Centre level 5 ACH.

 Please apply via email to

GAP – GROW charts and the Growth Assessment Protocol

Please note, these sessions are run by Zoom at present.


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



Any queries email




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

Dates 2022 - 30 March, 23 May, 4 July, 21 Sept, 7 Nov

Places are in high demand and are limited

To register contact Dr Jo Hegarty (Neonatologist) with preferred course date at

Midwives immunisation course

Immunisation Study Day for Midwives

12 July 2022

Room 507-G080 University of Auckland School of Population Health, Ground Floor (new building) Grafton Campus 



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



Auckland DHB midwives book on KIOSK

LMCs other attendees email

Course enquiries - contact Lisbeth Alley 0274976971 or


Mobile Epidural Labour Sessions

Sessions for 2022 are now available !


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 pre-requiste if you wish to mobilise women with an epidural. You can also attend as a "refresher". 

Already attended a session but haven't received certification? contact

Presented by: Dr Matthew Drake

Time: 0800-1130

Location: Zoom until May. Venue is subject to change, please check the venue on your confirmation email once booked. 

Cost: Free of charge to all 

Dates: 6 April (Zoom), 10 May (spaces filling), 14 June, 4 July, 22 August, 14 September, 26 October, 23 November 

Book through Kiosk or email to reserve your place.


COMBO 2022


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

This year's topic are:

4 hours of breastfeeding education 

4 hours - combination of child protection, power to protect, family violence & maternal mental health 


 2022 Dates :

  • Wed Apr 27 2022 Ernest Davis Lecture Hall 
  • Tue May 17 2022 Ernest Davis Lecture Hall 
  • Wed Jul 27 2022 Ernest Davis Lecture Hall 
  • Tue Aug 30 2022 Green Lane Hospital Room 
  • Tue Sep 27 2022 Green Lane Hospital Room 
  • Thu Oct 27 2022 Starship Room 
  • Tue Nov 29 2022 Henley Room