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Factors that may affect your application

Each application to register within a vocational scope of practice is considered individually and is subject to our standard application assessment process, including Branch Advisory Body (VEAB) assessments. Consequently we are unable to make a predetermination on your application.

Approved postgraduate qualifications

We have a list of postgraduate qualifications that are approved for registration within a vocational scope of practice for New Zealand and Australia. However we do NOT have a list of approved qualifications for any other country.

All postgraduate qualifications from outside of New Zealand and Australia are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Information to include with your application

Each vocational scope of practice application form includes a comprehensive list of the information you MUST provide (where applicable) with your application. You may adversely affect the outcome of your application if you do not provide any part of the information listed.

If there are any specific issues that may adversely affect your application we will let you know (in writing) and also give an indication of the likely success of your application.

Other important factors 

Other factors which may also impact the success of your application:

  • is the country in which you trained and practised a comparable health system?
  • how does the structure and length of your training programme compare with the New Zealand training programme for the vocational scope in which you are making your application?
  • have you been awarded a certificate of completion (or similar) for your basic and advanced specialist training? For example, the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) from the United Kingdom.
  • do you have recent clinical experience within the vocational scope in which you are making your application?
  • is your experience across the full vocational scope in which you are making your application or is it limited to a subspecialty only?

Wait to receive notification from us

As some applications are unsuccessful, we recommend you do not commit to any travel plans or enter into any employment contracts until we advise you that your vocational scope of practice application has been approved.

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