Continued Professional Development (CPD) Fund for MERAS Members

For MERAS (Midwifery Employee and Advisory Services) members, Continued Professional Development (CPD) Fund of $1,000 will be available each financial year (from 1 July to 30 June), to enable midwives to meet approved professional development relevant to the individual’s professional development requirements including: 

  • Tertiary education courses, papers and programmes (applications for post graduate funding should in the first instance be made to Health Workforce New Zealand for funding administered by NZCOM)
  • External provider workshops or courses
  • Conference registration
  • Costs related to textbooks, travel and accommodation can be considered

To access, please follow the attached process.


Midwifery Standards Review (MSR) 

As per the MERAS MECA employed midwives can reclaim any associated costs related to MSR including a minimum of four hours for preparation and attendance of the review.  The same entitlements are able to be made by midwives who are employed under the NZNO MECA. 

  1. Book MSR via midwifery educator (link to form – link TBC) 

  1. Access local unit statistics for reflections (insert link to data - TBC) 

  1. Prepare for and attend MSR 

  1. At Hutt add relevant hours to timesheet for preparation and attendance (up to four hours). Complete reimbursement form for any additional costs 

  1. At Wellington email your manager and request that the additional hours be added to your kiosk. NB: We require proof of payment and attendance prior to reimbursement. 


Professional Funding

Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) Reimbursement Process 

Employed midwives can reclaim the cost of their APC as follows: 

  1. Pay for APC via Midwifery Council website 

  1. Log into MyMCANZ and print off your receipt 

  1. At Hutt - Give your receipt and reimbursement form to your manager 

  1. At Wellington – Give your receipt to your manager 


Scholarship and PDRP/QLP funding for HHS midwives

All Hospital and Health Service (HHS) midwives (including permanent and casual staff) actively participating on the PDRP or QLP may use scholarship and PDRP/QLP funding towards professional development.

Find more information here

Last updated 25 January 2023.