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.

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2017 MidStART Handbook​

This handbook is designed to provide information on the midwifery profession and assist you in the application and recruitment process for student midwifery training positions in 2017.

Applications for 2017 MidStART have now closed. No late applications will be accepted.

The recruitment process

April-May 2016: Research training locations and education providers. Applications open 10 Wednesday 1 June and close 10am Wednesday 15 June. Interviews are conducted by employers between 4 and 15 July. Recruitment outcomes are advised, including first round offers on 10 August. Second round offers commence from 26 August.

Midwifery training locations (employers)

As part of the application process you will be asked to nominate, in order of preference, up to six hospitals (employers) where you would like to undertake midwifery training.

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 and the University Admission Centre are available from:


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

Page Updated: Wednesday 15 June 2016