Accreditation of Providers

The Board has accredited a number of qualifications for the purpose of registration in the following scopes of practice:

Medical Imaging Technologist:

  • Bachelor of Medical Imaging issued by the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT).
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) issued by the Universal College of Learning (UCOL).
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging) issued by the Unitec Institute of Technology (Unitec).

Radiation Therapist:

  • Bachelor of Radiation Therapy issued by the University of Otago.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Magnetic Resonance Imaging issued by the University of Auckland.

Sonographer:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Ultrasound issued by the University of Auckland.

Nuclear Medicine:

  • The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science Medical Imaging (Nuclear Medicine) issued by the University of Auckland.

The objectives of accreditation

Accreditation is the status granted by the Board to medical imaging and radiation therapy education programmes that meet statements of educational quality expressed as education standards and criteria.  Accreditation is about assuring the quality of education and promoting continuous improvement of quality to respond to evolving community needs and professional practice, and to ensure the safety of the public.

The Board's accreditation framework is focused on assuring graduates of Board-approved education programmes enter the profession with a sound knowledge and skills base to practise medical imaging and/or radiation therapy safely, ethically and effectively.  There is an expectation that graduates of the programme will have a solid foundation for lifelong learning, continuing competence, and ongoing development of professional knowledge and skills.

Accreditation guidelines

For more detailed information The Accreditation Standards and Procedures for the accreditation of education programmes leading to registration in the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession can be found below.