Midwifery Student Applicants for Recruitment and Training (MidStART)

​If you are a registered nurse wishing to pursue a career in midwifery consider a clinical placement with us. We offer a range of models of care for women and their families before, during and after birth. Midwifery encompasses primary health care principles as well as emotional and social aspects of birth. As a student you will gain valuable experience to apply these principles supported by educators, mentors, clinical midwife specialists, clinical midwife consultants and members of the multi-disciplinary team.


Materity nurseGosford Hospital provides a level 5 maternity service for high and low-risk women in addition to a special care nursery for newborns from 33 weeks. Wyong Hospital provides a midwifery-led model of care.

Registered nurses wishing to become midwives are required to complete both a recognised university course in midwifery and be employed as a midwifery student in a maternity service to gain the necessary clinical experience.

External page link MidStART handbook (PDF)

Internal page Benefits

What we offer

  • rotations through antenatal clinics, birthing suite, postnatal/antenatal inpatient ward and special care nursery
  • 12 month temporary contract working 32 hours per week 
  • supportive and varied learning environment
  • annual leave
  • performance development and review

Recruitment process 2018

We offer four positions each year as part of the MidStART program with intakes of two(2) positions in February and two(2) in July.

Applications should be lodged online at:

External page link Nursing and Midwifery Office - NSW Health

If you are not registered at the time of interview, you are not eligible to apply for this midwifery student position.

To enrol in a recognised university course in midwifery you need to contact the university directly.

Important dates

Applications open at 8am Friday 9 June 2017. Successful applicants will commence their employment in 2018.

Applications close at 10am Friday 23 June 2017.

Invitation to interview will be emailed Wednesday 28 June 2017.

Interviews will be held at Gosford Hospital on Wednesday 12 July 2017.

(You must provide proof of current registration as a nurse with the NSW Nurses and Midwives Board (or national equivalent) at interview).

Acknowledge / accept interview invitation by Monday 10 July 2017.

Letters of interview outcome via email to applicants Monday 21 August 2017.

Acceptance of offer is required by Friday 25 August 2017.

The interview process is competitive and you should be well prepared. The successful applicant will be employed as a student midwife, Graduate Diploma in Midwifery on a temporary fixed term contract, working 32 hours per week.

For further information contact 4320 3836 or JulieAnne.Olaisen@health.nsw.gov.au