NSW Health's Nursing and Midwifery Office coordinates MidStart. This is a state-wide recruitment process for registered nurses seeking employment as a midwifery student in a NSW public hospital. To become a midwife utilising the MidStart process registered nurses are enrolled in a recognised postgraduate university program at one of three NSW universities while being concurrently employed in a dedicated midwifery student position in a NSW public maternity service.

MidStart recruitment is undertaken annually between May and September for all training positions commencing the following year.

2021 MidStart recruitment

Applications for the NSW Health 2021 MidStart recruitment open 9am Wednesday 27th May 2020 and close at 4pm Wednesday 10th June 2020.​

Am I eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for MidStart you must be:

  • An Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident (New Zealand citizens residing in Australia who hold a current Special Category Visa are considered to have permanent resident status)
  • A Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia at the time of application.

Check your eligibility to apply to 2021 MidStart by completing the following survey

 
The 2021 MidStart Handbook is designed to provide information about the midwifery profession and assist registered nurses in the application and recruitment process for MidStart. Applicants are encouraged to download a copy of the handbook to review and assist with their application.
 
 

Midwifery training locations (employers)

Contacts and links

It is important you carefully consider the hospital where you wish to apply for a midwifery student position, as well as where you would like to undertake your university studies. Information about employers including locations and other relevant information can be found with individual Midstart Employers.

Universities

University enrolment to undertake midwifery studies is a seperate process to Midstart. Enrolment procedures and timelines vary between the three NSW universities who offer an approved postgraduate midwifery program.

Please visit their respective websites for key dates and further information:

How to apply

Applicants apply through a centralised application process. The recruitment, selection and employment of students is undertaken by local health districts/specialty networks and hospitals.

Applications for the NSW Health 2021 MidStart recruitment open 9am Wednesday 27th May 2020 and close at 4pm Wednesday 10th June 2020.

Edit application

You can edit your online application after submission as many times as you like until applications close at 4pm on Wednesday 10th June 2020. Once applications close you will no longer have access to your application.

For more information

Please check the Handbook first and refer to the FAQs on page 12.

For technical assistance please contact customer service 1300 679 367 (Option 3).

For other general enquiries please email Nursing & Midwifery Office or call 1800 330 933.​​​

Page Updated: Monday 30 March 2020
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