VOC2 Vocational (specialist) registration
If you want to work as a specialist in New Zealand, hold the approved New Zealand/Australasian postgraduate qualification, but do not already hold general registration, you can apply down the VOC2 pathway.
Registration in a vocational scope of practice (often referred to as "specialist" practice) in New Zealand requires specific training, qualifications and standards. VOC2 (specialist) registration requirements are outlined here.
To apply for registration through this pathway you must:
- hold an approved New Zealand/Australasian postgraduate qualification
- not hold general registration in New Zealand
- hold a primary medical degree from a university medical school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools
Please note: you must submit the required documents for EPIC primary source verification before applying.
If you meet all the prerequisites and apply down the VOC2 pathway, the process is as follows:
Complete a VOC2 application form
Please include all of the the supporting documentation listed on the form.
Complete three RP6 forms
You need to provide three referee reports, completed by specialist/consultants in the same area of medicine in which you are applying and who are familiar with your current practice.
Send your application to us
You can find the right address on our Contact Us page.
We process your application
Usually this takes about 2 months from the date we receive your completed application.
If we need any further information, we will contact you. Once your application is considered, we will let you know whether we've approved your application.