NSW Health provides a career pathway called MidStART, for registered nurses to become registered midwives. The program involves employment as a student midwife in a NSW public health facility whilst studying a postgraduate midwifery diploma at university. Recruitment is undertaken annually between June and September for all training positions in the following year.

Please be advised that the 2019 MidStART program has now closed.

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)
  • Hold current registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia at the time of application.

Midwifery training locations (employers)

It is important you give some time to considering 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; 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:

2019 MidStART recruitment 

2018 MidStART Applicant Handbook2019 MidStART Handbook

This handbook is designed to provide information on the midwifery profession and assist registered nurses in the application and recruitment process for MidStART.


For general enquiries about the MidStART recruitment process, please email                      MOH-Midwifery@health.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9391 9528.

Page Updated: Tuesday 11 September 2018
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