Registration requirements for Allied Health professionals in New Zealand differ per state and per profession. Please consult one of the links below to find out what the requirements are for your profession. If your profession is not listed, please contact us to find out how we can help you.
To practise as a physiotherapist in New Zealand, you are legally required to be registered by the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand. The registration process varies depending on where you were educated, where you are currently qualified to practice and which scope you wish to practise under.
Physiotherapists are on the absolute skills shortage (long term shortage) list, which means that as a physiotherapist you may be eligible for skilled migration.
Radiographers wishing to practice in New Zealand must completed the Application Form and submit all documentation and fees payable prior to application process commencing.
Radiographers are not on the absolute skills shortage (long term shortage) list, which means that as a Radiographer you are not eligible for skilled migration.
The registration process can take up to 6-8 weeks. As soon as you have been granted provisional or full registration you can start to work as a radiographer in New Zealand. The current fee for registration is NZ$425.
Once registered, the radiographer must also have a Annual Practising Certificate (APC). The fee for the APC is NZ$275. Without an APC one cannot practise as a Radiographer in New Zealand.
Registration for Social Workers in New Zealand is not compulsory. However, some employers do require their social workers to be registered. A Social Worker in New Zealand can only get registered after 6 months of work in New Zealand.
Before a potential employer hires you for your first 6 months of social work in New Zealand, he might require you to have your qualifications assessed. You can have your social work qualifications assessed by the Social Workers Registration Board. The Social Workers Registration Board does not charge a fee for the assessment of your qualifications and will normally have them assessed within a day.
Social Workers are on the absolute skills shortage (long term shortage) list, which means that as a social worker you may be eligible for skilled migration. All though the visa information on New Zealand says that you need occupational registration to be eligible for skilled migration, this does not concern Social Workers wanting to migrate to New Zealand.
Speech Pathologists are on the absolute skills shortage (long term shortage) list, which means that as a social worker you may be eligible for skilled migration.
Before overseas trained speech pathologists can commence work in New Zealand, they have to have their qualifications approved. Once their qualifications are approved, they’ve automatically become a member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association. An Annual Practising Certificate is included in the membership package.
Providing all paperwork is sent in correctly, registrations should take around 6 weeks + postage time. The current fee for approval of qualifications is NZ$550.
For more information, please contact us or visit the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association