New Zealand Graduates

This section of the website provides information if you are interested in applying for registration and you gained your qualification in New Zealand.

The Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand has:

Six scopes of practice within the profession of medical laboratory science:

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (Provisional Registration)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (Full Registration)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (Provisional Registration)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (Full Registration)
  • Medical Laboratory Pre-Analytical Technician (Provisional Registration)
  • Medical Laboratory Pre-Analytical Technician (Full Registration)

Read more about medical laboratory science and associated qualifications.

One scope of practice within the profession of anaesthetic technology:

  • Anaesthetic technician

Read more about anaesthetic technology and associated qualifications: 

Without registration a person may not use the title of medical laboratory scientist, medical laboratory technician, Medical laboratory pre-analytical technician or Anaesthetic technician nor can a person do anything to suggest they are qualified to be registered or able to practise one of the above.

Provisional Registration and what this means

  • Provisional registration applies if you have a qualification that has been approved by the Council but lack recent and relevant clinical experience within an appropriately accredited New Zealand laboratory.
  • Provisional registration requires you to complete a period of supervised practice for a specified time.
  • You will be advised of how long your period of supervised practice will be once your registration application has been approved. However it will be for at least 3-months and can be up to a maximum of 24-months.

Read more about provisional Registration and what this means.

Fitness to practice requirements for registration

When applying for registration you must be able to demonstrate to the Council that you are a fit person to practise in the profession of medical laboratory science or anaesthetic technology.

Read more about fitness to practise requirements.