NSW Health provides a career pathway for registered nurses to become registered midwives called MidStART. The program involves employment as a student midwife in a NSW public health facility whilst studying a postgraduate midwifery degree at university. 

Recruitment is undertaken annually between June and September for all training positions in the following year.  Recruitment for training positions available in 2018 has been finalised. The next recruitment round will be conducted in 2018 for training positions in 2019. 

Midwifery training locations (employers)

Information about employers including locations; intake dates and other relevant information can be found at the individual local health district/networks or by contacting the relevant coordinator.


You are required to enrol in a recognised postgraduate midwifery degree to participate in MidStART. The process for contacting and applying for a university placement is the responsibility of the applicant and is separate to the MidSTART application process.
Further information on postgraduate student midwifery courses in NSW are available from:

2018 MidStART Recruitment

Eligible Applicants' Bank

The Eligible Applicants' Bank is open to employers from Wednesday 30 August 2017 to fill remaining vacant positions. Only applicants who have been placed on the Eligible Applicants' Bank as part of the 2018 MidStART application and recruitment process will be considered for available positions.

2018 MidStART Applicant Handbook2018 MidStART Handbook

This handbook is designed to provide information on the midwifery profession and assist registered nursess in the application and recruitment process for student midwifery training positions in 2018.


For general enquiries about the MidStART recruitment process, please email gradrecruit@doh.health.nsw.gov.au.​

Page Updated: Wednesday 30 August 2017