The Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act (TTMRA) provides for the mutual recognition of regulatory standards adopted in Australia and New Zealand.
Please note, this only applies to the following scopes of practice:
- Medical Imaging Technologist
- Nuclear Medicine Technologist
- Radiation Therapist
All AHPRA registered medical imaging and radiation therapy practitioners may apply for registration in New Zealand under the TTMRA pathway.
If you hold an Australian qualification and are seeking registration in one of the following scopes of practice, you will need to apply according to the requirements for an overseas-trained applicant:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist
You can submit an application for registration online through the ‘Register online’ button. Once your application has been made, you will be able to upload the required supporting documentation electronically through your online profile.
Please note, your application will not register on our database until payment of the registration fee has been made.
To support your application for registration, you will need to provide:
- A certified copy of your qualification;
- Two Certificates of Good Character that have been completed by persons unrelated to you, and one of whom is a practising medical imaging and/or radiation therapy practitioner;
- Evidence of name change if applicable (certified copy of your marriage, birth or deed poll certificate);
- A certified copy of your Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration certificate;
- Curriculum Vitae;
- One passport-style photograph signed with your signature, and certified to be a true likeness of yourself (stating your name) by a person authorised to make statutory declarations in the country you are residing in;
- A criminal record check, or equivalent, from every country you have resided in, for one year or more, from the age of 16. The document must be an original or certified copy and must be issued within 3 months prior to the date of your application. Please note, criminal record checks issued by a third party will not be accepted.
The Board will contact AHPRA direct to request verification of your registration (letter of good standing).
Documents can be certified as a true copy by a Solicitor, Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, Officer of the Court or any other person authorised to make statutory declarations in the country you are residing in.
A Certificate of Good Character template can be found on the publications page of the Board website.
Criminal history checks
The following criminal history checks are accepted by the Board:
- United Kingdom ACRO
- Australia AFP
- South Africa South African Police Service Clearance Certificate
- Canada RCMP
- United States of America FBI
- Philippines NBI Clearance
For countries not on this list, please check the Immigration New Zealand website.
How long will registration take?
Providing your application is received with all the required documentation and the full registration fee payment, your application will be processed within 10 working days and you can expect to receive confirmation of registration within 15 working days from the day your application was received by the Board.
What happens next?
Once your registration has been confirmed and prior to you commencing employment in New Zealand, you must apply for an Annual Practising Certificate (APC) in order to practise legally in New Zealand.
You can apply for your APC online, by clicking on the ‘Renew your APC’ button.