ADHB offers a comprehensive in-house education and training programme. This is designed to support midwives in meeting the Midwifery Council  and ADHB 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.


Women's Health training schedule

  • Preceptorship for Midwives Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    This workshop will explore the practicall and communication aspects of being a fantastic midwifery preceptor! It will also outline the current AUT undergraduate programme and expectations of student midwives working at different levels in different placement areas. LMC midwives also welcome.


    Presented by: AUT faculty, ADHB/AUT Midwifery Development Education Service midwife Nicole Lawal and midwifery educators

    Time: 0800-1630

    Location: A+ Trust Room, Clinical Education Centre, Level 5, Auckland City Hospital

    Cost: Free of charge

    Dates: TBC

    Book on Kiosk (AHDB staff) or email

  • Mobile Epidural Labour Sessions Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    Facilitated by Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Matthew Drake, these sessions are suitable for all core midwifery staff (experienced, new grads, new starters) and independent midwife LMC access holders. In association with a new guideline soon to be released "Epidural Analgesia in Labour - Management and Care", completion of either an online module or attendance at a face-to-face session will be mandatory for core staff looking after women with an epidural in labour and is strongly encouraged for LMCs, particularly if they wish to mobilise women with an epidural.

    Presented by: Dr Matthew Drake

    Time: 0800-1030

    Location: 30th March in NICU Education Room, remaining dates in the Ward 96/98 meeting room

    Cost: Free of charge to all 

    Dates: Tuesday 17th November, Monday 14th December

    Book through Kiosk or email to reserve your place.

    Mobile Labour Epidural Sessions Poster

  • Baby study day Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    Apologies - This study day will not be delivered in 2020. Thank you for your interest and we anticipate running the Baby Study Day again in 2021


  • Midwifery Emergency Skills Refresher Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    Midwifery Emergency Skills Refresher have recommenced. Sessions are currently delivered in small groups and in module format. We are endeavouring to prioritise bookings in accordance with who is due soonest. For those in the priority group, you will have received email to book onto the modules running once per week until 17th August. To book access the spreadsheet via the below link to indicate which sessions you will attend (it will save automatically and you can also go back in and delete). The content is delivered over three modules. You may choose to come on all three on the same day or attend over several weeks. You will receive a certificate upon completion of all three.

    • Shoulder Dystocia & Breech
    • Postpartum Haemorrhage & Maternal Collapse
    • Neonatal Resuscitation (inc. PANDA resuscitaire
    • ISBAR, communication and teamwork skills will be woven throughout.

    If you are not in the group that should book onto the modules, you will have received a copy of our spreadsheet showing when you all did MESR last year and therefore roughly which month you should book for.

    Core staff book via KIOSK. LMCs book via the email below

    Presented by: ADHB midwifery educators

    Location: Clinical Skills Centre Level 4 Building 1 Auckland City Hospital

    Dates: March 29th, May 17th, June 21st, July 26th, August 23r5d, September 13th, October 26th, November 22nd, December 6th

    Cost: Free


    If you have any problems with these instructions email

  • COMBO Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    COMBO refers to a study day of 4hrs breastfeeding 'combined' with fours hours of another maternity topic changing on a yearly basis. For the remainder of 2020 there will no 'COMBO' as such as we are not running an afternoon topic. 

    Some breastfeeding education will take place on the original scheduled COMBO dates. Please contact Robyn McMillan for more information

    Presented by: Lactation Consultants 

    Time: 0800-1230

    Location: Clinical Education Centre, Level 5, Auckland City Hospital

    Dates: TBC


  • FSEP – Fetal Survellance education programme Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    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.

    Presented by: Izzy Eadie - NZ FSEP Educator

    Time: 8.00am-3.30pm

    Location: Level 9 Lecture Theatre, Building, Auckland City Hospital (please note that this area of the hospital requires a swipe card to access)

    Cost: Free to all core midwives, LMC access holders and doctors

    Dates: 20th November

    Book through Kiosk or email to reserve your place.

  • GAP – GROW charts and the Growth Assessment Protocol Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    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: Midwife Educators, ADHB and Perinatal Institute

    Time: 0830-1230

    Location: 14th November, Level 9 Lecture Theatre, Support Building, ACH 

    Cost:  Free

    Dates: 10th November

    Book through Kiosk or email

  • Immunisation study day Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    Still going ahead on November 2nd

    This course provides midwives with the most up-to-date immunisation knowledge relevant to their practice including the National Immunisation Schedule changes, vaccine composition, safety of vaccines in pregnancy, administration of vaccines and talking with parents about vaccines.

    Presented by: The Immunisation Advisory Centre

    Time: 0800-1600

    Location: Neurology Room, Clinical Education Centre, Level 5, Building 32, Auckland City Hospital

    Cost: Free of charge

    Date: 2021 TBC

    Book on KIOSK (ADHB staff) or email

    Click here for more information.

  • Newborn Life Support Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    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.

    The day includes a formal written and practical assessment. Attendees who pass the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Newborn Life Support course are issued the NZRC Certificate of Resuscitation in Newborn Life Support.

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

    Time: 0800-1630

    Location: NICU Education Room and Labour and Birthing Suite, Level 9, Building 32, ACH

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

    Dates: 14th December

    Bookings are selectively managed at present due to previous Covid-19 cancellations Please enquire via email to

  • Preventing Severe Perineal Harm Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    Apologies - this course is not running in 2020. Planned to run again in 2021


    This exciting interactive workshop will provide midwives with an opportunity to explore, asses and improve their knowledge and practice around perineal trauma prevention

    • latest evidence and update on ADHB initiatives and resources
    • Discuss and share midwifery knowledge
    • Hands-on skills

    Time: 0800-1630

    Cost: Free of charge

    Date: TBC

    Further details tbc.

    Book on KIOSK (ADHB staff) or email

  • Supporting Physiological Labour and Birth Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.
    This course is still planned to go ahead on the below dates
    What's in your Midwifery Kete? - Sharing our tips, tricks and wisdom for supporting physiological labour and birth
    • Review of the physiology/discussion of the barriers: societal, environmental and institutional influences, fears etc.
    • Decision-making around fetal monitoring/protecting membranes/psychoprophylaxis/water for labour and birth/movement
    • Mobilisation and support ‘props’ for normal labour and malpositions/sterile water injections/manual rotation
    and more...
    Where: A+ Trust Room, Clinical Education Centre, Level 5, Auckland City Hospital
    When: 9th December
    Time: 0800-1630
    Cost: Free to ADHB Core staff (book on Kiosk)
  • PROMPT - Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    This course is planned to go ahead on the dates below.


    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: Clinical Education Centre, Level 5, Building 32, ACH

    Dates: 13th November

    Free to core staff. $100 for LMC midwives

    Book on KIOSK (ADHB staff) or email

  • Cultural Competency in Practice workshop - including Tūranga Kaupapa principles Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    Tūranga Kaupapa are a set of principles developed by Nga Maia o Aotearoa and formally adopted by both the Midwifery Council of New Zealand and the New Zealand College of Midwives. This workshop will develop midwives' awareness of the principles and skills in applying them to everyday practice as part of overall cultural competency in healthcare provision.

    Presented by: Facilitator TBC

    Time: 0800-1630

    Location: Te Whetu Tawera, Te Rama Ora, Building 35, ACH

    Cost:  ADHB Employees free, non-ADHB employees $150

    Dates: TBC

    Book on KIOSK or LMCs email