Each applicant is assessed individually by the New Zealand Nursing Council (NZNC). The NZNC does not have a reciprocal registration or registration system with foreign health authorities. The only exception to this rule applies to nurses registered in Australia (see below). When conducting the evaluation, the NNC generally expects you to meet the following requirements: The care committee is particularly pedantic in the presentation of the documents. One of the main problems faced by candidates is that their application and documentation are not properly certified notarized. Please ensure that all photocopies of original documents (such as passports, diplomas, transcripts, marriage or birth certificates, etc.) are properly certified notarized. The Care Board makes it clear who has the right to certify these documents in an overly notarized manner and how this should be done. In most cases, this must be done by a lawyer or a justice of the peace. You cannot send documentation by fax or email to the health care authority. All documents must be original or photocopied certified. If you have new Zealand nursing registration or midwives, you can easily transfer your registration to Australia. To do this, you must download the application for Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition, from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Under the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 and the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 2003 from the date of receipt of your application, the registration is granted as “recognized.” This means that, if your application and fees are correct, you can practice care.
The registration period is valid between 10 working days and 3 months according to the State`s Board of Directors. During this period, the House may conduct a substantive review and decide whether to grant or deny your full registration. After the deadline expires, you will receive full registration. People wishing to work in care professions in New Zealand should follow the following three steps. Please also check Visa information at the bottom of the page. (The procedure for nurses currently registered in Australia is a little different – see below). The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the body responsible for registering and accrediting 10 health professionals across Australia, including the Nursing and Midwifery Board. Nurses currently registered in Australia can apply for employment in care occupations in New Zealand, in accordance with the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act (TTMR).