Maternity Education

CDHB Professional and Elective Education

CDHB staff wishing to undertake any of the  education sessions below must fill out a course conference application form.

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External staff please complete Education Registration and Payment form.

All applications should be sent by email to or by post to Maternity Services Education Team, Level 5, CWH for approval and booking.​

CDHB Education Calendar 

Year plan Maternity Education 2017

Prices for CDHB Education

Maternity Education Prices 2017

Professional Development Planner for CDHB Core

Professional Development Planner Core Midwives

Adult CPR Sessions

Resuscitation training is now provided as part of either Emergency Skills Day or PROMPT course

Breastfeeding Study Days

Core Competency

Ukai Breastfeeding - A Cultural Perspective 2017 

Child Protection and Partner Abuse Training Days

CP PA Training

Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Days

There will be no 'Diabetes in Pregnancy' study days in 2017

Emergency Skills

Emergency Skills Day 2017

Epidural Lectures 

Epidural Lecture

Fetal Monitoring Training

FSEP Refresher and Full Day 2017

Fetal Monitoring Online Training

Journal/CTG Club

Journal Club and CTG Club 2017

Core Competency Days

Refer to Breastfeeding Study Days above

Midwifery Practice Days

Midwifery Practice Day 2017 

Neonatal Resuscitation for PROMPT attendees 

Resus for PROMPT 2017 

Newborn Resuscitation

Newborn resuscitation training is now provided as part of Emergency Skills day or in the full-day Newborn Life Support (NLS) course.

Newborn Life Support (NLS)

Newborn Life Support

Perinatal Loss

PMMRC Meetings 2017

Perineal Care and Repair

Perineal Care and Repair Workshop 2017 

Preceptor Development



[Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training]


Resus for PROMPT 2017

​Preventing Maternal Acute Morbidity


Preventing Maternal Acute Morbidity 2017 

Substance Use in Pregnancy

MIPS and NAS workshops are are not available in 2016 

Technical Skills

Technical Skills Workshops have been replaced by Emergency Skills Day (yearly) and Midwifery practice Day (3 yearly) as part of the compulsory requirements of the Midwifery Council of New Zealand.

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)

The New Zealand Breastfeeding Association website has a number of educational opportunities available in BFHI.

NZBA Website

Cultural Competency Training Tool (Mauriora Associates)

Mauriora Associates Limited (Mauriora) is a consultancy that specialises in Māori health, leadership, education and research and was established in 2000 by Māori Medical Doctors.

Mauriora personnel possess a wide range of skills and experience in health and education including: audit, assessment and evaluation; national and international conference presentations; health and education related research; resource and curricula development; cultural competency; health literacy; clinical and cultural supervision and mentoring.

Mauriora Associates Website 

Hand Hygiene

Improving Hand Hygiene among healthcare workers is currently the single most effective intervention to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections in hospitals. This website has useful information to help reinforce the "5 Moments of Hand Hygiene".

Hand Hygiene Website

Health e-learning

Health e-learning offers a number of presentations at no cost.  The subject of these presentations is varied and numerous.

Health e-learning Website

LearnOnline is a vocational training resource hub for New Zealand’s community of health practitioners, providing a collaborative approach to educational resources for the health sector. There is a growing number of courses available provided by different organisations for health workers either studying or working in different fields of practice.

Learn Online Website


This is a series of research articles and questionnaires that you can access online.  For BFHI purposes, these should be about breastfeeding/lactation or closely related to the subject.  Please submit any evidence of completing this learning to the Lactation Consultants for inclusion into the BFHI database (questionnaire, paragraph etc). Many articles also have CME points allocated.

You will need to register in order to access the articles.  This is free. Once you have registered, you can type "breastfeeding" or "lactation" into the search engine.

Medscape Website

Mental Health Education & Resource Centre (MHERC)

MHERC have a wide range of professional development courses available in a wide range of topics.

MHERC Website 

Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) is a statutory committee established under Section 59E of the New Zealand Health and Disability Amendment Act 2010.  PMMRC is an independent mortality review committee that advises the Health Quality and Safety commission on how to reduce the number of deaths of babies and mothers in New Zealand.


The Local Coordinators can only act as Agents of the PMMRC in the DHB specified in relation to perinatal deaths (20 weeks gestation or a birth weight over 400gm if gestation unknown, to 28 days after birth) and maternal deaths related to pregnancy.


The Australian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System (AMOSS) is a surveillance system designed to study a variety of rare or serious conditions in pregnancy, childbirth and the post natal phase. Through translating the findings of the system into reliable evidence-based practice, the aim of AMOSS is to improve the safety and quality of maternity care in Australia and New Zealand.


The Local Coordinator is responsible for the management of the local group communication both to and from the National Committee, maintenance of theCanterbury section of the PMMRC database and continued positive relationships between key stakeholders in the Health, Education, Justice sectors and Maori and Pacific communities.


The Coordinator must at all times adhere to their responsibilities as an employee of the DHB and their responsibilities as agent of the PMMRC and local coordinator of the DHB for the PMMRC. 

Useful Links

Health Quality and Safety Commission Website

Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System Website

Australian and New Zealand Stillbirth Alliance Website 


Additional Resources 

Decreased Fetal Movement.pdf

Healthy Weight Gain in Pregnancy- brochure.pdf

Healthy Weight Gain in Pregnancy- record.pdf

PMMRC Meetings 2015.pdf

Perinatal Mortality Meeting report template.pdf

Safe Sleeping (Safe Start programme)

Human babies are designed to need protecting, even when they sleep. In New Zealand, about 60 babies per year die sudden unexpected deaths, most of them preventable. Safe Start™ is the Change for our children programme of professional and community education to ensure every person in New Zealand knows, accepts and acts on infant safety knowledge. To protect a child is to respect that child. 

Change for our Children website

Smoking Cessation

Find information about the smoking cessation programme - Ask about the Elephant at the LearnOnline website.

Learn Online website

Pre-eclampsia (APEC) UK 

This is a new e learning package for midwives and all who care for pregnant women.

The aim of this package is to give you an overview of the history, signs, symptoms and management of pre eclampsia. At the end is a short quiz which could result in your getting a certificate of completion from Action on Pre eclampsia. At APEC we are continuously striving to improve to help you so please take a minute to complete our feedback form (you will be directed to this from the quiz).

(APEC) UK website

K2 Perinatal Training Programme

What is the K2 Perinatal Training Programme?

Encompassing all the established and award winning content of the K2 Fetal Monitoring Training System, the Perinatal Training Programme is an interactive computer based training system covering a comprehensive spectrum of learning that can be accessed over the internet, anywhere, anytime, from within your own hospital or from home. It is a cost effective option compared to the high cost and inconvenience associated with traditional 'lecture based' training courses.

Covering extensive subject areas in fetal monitoring training and maternity crisis management the Perinatal Training Programme teaching material is broad and deep. As well as CTG interpretation and labour management, it also covers physiology, underlying intrapartum fetal monitoring and perinatal asphyxia. Topics also include, amongst others, shoulder dystocia, pre-eclampsia and maternal haemorrhage and so, with real cases presented to teach by example, the Perinatal Training Programme provides users with the complete learning experience.

Fetal Monitoring Programme website

Fetal Surveillance Education Programme (OFSEP)

RANZCOG OFSEP  is a FREE online resource that acts as a pre reading and further reading to users and it is designed to complement our face-to-face FSEP sessions. You do not need to login and you do not require a username, password or enrolment key to access OFSEP.

OFSEP website

Healthy Start E-learning Programme

The Healthy Start Workforce Project e-learning programme encourages further understanding about the impact of lifestyle factors in conception, pregnancy and infancy on a child's metabolic, physiological and neurological development.

Healthy Start Workforce Project 



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