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What are my activities in this job?
Midwives advise expectant mothers or couples on pregnancy and birth as well as the organisation of daily life after delivery. They also independently lead normal, healthy births. For difficult births they serve as assistants to the doctor. After the birth, they are responsible for care during the postpartum period, for follow-up care as well as for parental advice on infant care and nutrition.
Where can I work?
Midwives work in the maternity wards of hospitals, midwife practices and birth centres or as independent midwives.
What requirements must I meet?
  • Intermediate school leaving certificate; completion of some other form of ten-year general education
  • General medical fitness, good written and spoken English, minimum age: 18 years
How much will the training cost?
There are no costs.


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Information on training & education programmes

Location of the training provider


Type of training/education

Academic and practical


3 years




The training lasts three years and includes theoretical and practical education and placements.

Student stipend/allowance

A training wage is paid that increases for each year of training.

State recognition