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 for all training positions in 2017 has been finalised.

2018 MidStART recruitment

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to apply for the 2018 MidStART recruitment, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • hold current registration at a Registered Nurse in Australia at the time of application.

Applications for postgraduate student midwifery training positions available in 2018 will only be accepted through this centralised online recruitment site and associated links. Applications will

  • open 8am Friday 9 June 2017
  • close 10am Friday 23 June 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

2018 MidStART application

Access and complete your application form

Following submission of your application, a copy of your complete application will appear on screen which will include your unique MidStART ID number. Save and/or print this as the record of your application. Your MidStART ID number will be used for identification purposes throughout the recruitment campaign. You will also receive an acknowledgement email as receipt of successful submission.

Update application

You can edit your application anytime until applications close at 10am on Friday 23 June 2017. This may include updating your personal contact data, your selection criteria responses and/or changing your employment preferences. You will need your MidStART ID number and date of birth to re-access your application.

2018 MidStART Applicant Handbook2018 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 2018.

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 in NSW are available from:


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

Page Updated: Friday 16 June 2017