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.
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).
Two Certificates of Standing and Experience (one personal and one professional) completed by persons unrelated to you.
- One passport-style photograph signed with your signature and certified to be a true likeness of yourself (stating your name) by a solicitor, Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, or an Officer of the Court.
- Evidence of name change if applicable.
- A criminal conviction notice that is no more than six months old issued by the Ministry of Justice. Please note, criminal check certificates issued by a third party will not be accepted.
- A criminal conviction notice that is no more than six months old from each country you have lived and worked in for more than 12 months.
- Please ensure all current and previous names are included in the check.
Please note: Only the following criminal history checks will be accepted by the Council:
- United Kingdom ACRO
- Australia AFP
- South Africa South African Police Service Clearance Certificate
- Canada RCMP – Please ensure this is a fingerprint check
- United States of America FBI
- Philippines NBI clearance
For countries not on this list, please check with the Council. The Immigration New Zealand website may provide some guidance.
Please note, criminal check certificates issued by a third party will not be accepted.
If applicable: Certificate of Good Standing from each licensing/registration authority you are or have been registered with in NZ or any other country. The Certificate of Good Standing should state that there are no outstanding complaints against you in regard to your conduct as a health professional. The certificate must not be more than 6 months old at the date of your application.
You must pay the required fee for your application to be processed.