NZ-Trained Registration Anaesthetic Technician

As a New Zealand graduate, you will need to have completed the following to be eligible to apply for registration as an Anaesthetic Technician:

  • either the anaesthetic technician pathway within the Diploma of Applied Science or the anaesthetic technician pathway within the Graduate Certificate in Science; and
  • three-years full-time equivalent clinical experience as a Trainee Anaesthetic Technician (or 18-months/2-years if you qualified for a shorter training period due to previous health qualifications and did the Graduate Certificate course of study); and
  • the Anaesthetic Technician registration examination; and
  • Can demonstrate you are fit for registration.

Applying for an APC

Once you have been granted registration, you must apply to the Council for an annual practising certificate (APC) to be able to practise as an Anaesthetic Technician.

Registration timeframe

Suppose your application is received with all the required documentation and the full registration fee payment. In that case, it will take ten working days to process from the day your application was received by the Council unless otherwise advised.

  • a certified copy of the results of your Anaesthetic Technician registration examination; and
  • certified copy of your academic qualification(s) (A photocopy may be certified as a true copy by a solicitor, Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, or an Officer of the Court).
Character and Experience

Two Certificates of Standing and Experience (one personal and one professional) completed by persons unrelated to you.

  • A certified passport-style photograph.
  • Evidence of name change if applicable.
Criminal conviction

An original police certificate that is no more than three months old from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more since the age of 16. 

Fee payment

You must pay the required fee for your application to be processed.