Family planning and reproductive health
Family planning and reproductive health is the treatment of and provision of health services for patients in relation to contraception, reproductive health and associated primary sexual health issues.
Vocational training in New Zealand
The vocational training requirement in family planning and reproductive health is the Diploma of Sexual and Reproductive Health. This is a clinical diploma awarded by the New Zealand Sexual and Reproductive Health Educational Charitable Trust. The Trust is made up of members from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Family Planning New Zealand and the New Zealand Sexual Health Society. Family Planning acts as the secretariat for the Trust.
Am I able to apply to work as a recognised specialist in New Zealand?
To apply for vocational registration in family planning and reproductive health, you need either:
- the Diploma of Sexual and Reproductive Health qualification; or
- an international postgraduate medical qualification in family planning and reproductive health, where your combination of qualifications, training and experience will then be assessed against the standard of the New Zealand Diploma of Sexual and Reproductive Health.
What standard will my training, qualifications and experience be compared against?
For details on the training programme, please refer to the Diploma of Sexual and Reproductive Health website: www.dipsex.co.nz
I want to make a vocational registration application
To make a vocational registration application, please refer to the Vocational Registration Homepage and select the option appropriate for you.
Am I able to apply for other types of registration?
You may be able to apply for more than one type of registration. To find out which is the best fit for you, please use our self assessment tool.