Trainee Scopes of Practice

Training registration is available for the following scopes of practice:

  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Sonographer
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist

Definition

Suitably qualified applicants can apply for registration as a Trainee Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Trainee Sonographer or Trainee MRI Technologist when enrolled in a Board-approved training programme in nuclear medicine, ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging.  Upon completion of the appropriate training programme, and meeting the requirements for demonstrating clinical competence, the trainee is eligible to apply for registration in the relevant scope of practice.

Qualifications

To register as a Trainee Nuclear Medicine Technologist the practitioner must satisfy the following:

  • A relevant health science qualification approved by the Board and enrolment in a Board-approved course of training in nuclear medicine

 To register as a Trainee Sonographer the practitioner must satisfy the following:

  • A relevant health science qualification approved by the Board and enrolment in a Board-approved course of training in ultrasound

 To register as a Trainee MRI Technologist the practitioner must satisfy the following:

  • A relevant health science qualification approved by the Board and enrolment in a Board-approved course of training in MRI

Already registered with the Board

If you are currently registered with the Board in another scope of practice, you can submit an application for registration in a trainee scope of practice through the add scope button available in your online profile.  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 add scope fee has been made.

Required documentation

To support your add scope application, you will need to provide:

  • Evidence of enrolment in a Board-approved qualification;
  • The name of the clinical site where you will be undertaking your training;
  • The name of the registered practitioner who will supervise you throughout your training period.  Your supervisor must hold a current practising certificate in the trainee scope of practice for which you are seeking registration in.

What happens next?

Once your trainee registration has been confirmed and if you are holding a current Annual Practising Certificate (APC), an updated APC will be emailed to you that includes your trainee scope of practice.

If you are not holding a current APC, you will need to apply for this prior to commencing your training.  You can apply for an APC online by clicking on the ‘Renew your APC’ button.

A letter will also be sent to your supervisor detailing the Board’s supervision requirements.

Not previously registered with the Board

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.

Required documentation

To support your trainee registration application, you will need to provide:

  • Evidence of enrolment in a Board-approved qualification;
  • The name of the clinical site where you will be undertaking your training;
  • The name of the registered practitioner who will supervise you throughout your training period.  Your supervisor must hold a current practising certificate in the trainee scope of practice for which you are seeking registration in;
  • A certified copy of your qualification certificate; 
  • Two Certificates of Good Character that ha­ve been completed by persons unrelated to you;
  • Evidence of name change if applicable (certified copy of your marriage, birth or deed poll 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.

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.

What happens next?

Once your trainee registration has been confirmed and prior to you commencing your training, you must apply for an Annual Practising Certificate (APC) in order to practise legally in New Zealand.  You can apply for an APC online by clicking on the ‘Renew your APC’ button.

A letter will also be sent to your supervisor detailing the Board’s supervision requirements.

After completion of your qualification

Once you have successfully completed your qualification, you will need to make an application to add the full scope of practice.  This can be done online through the add scope button available in your online profile.  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 add scope fee has been made.

Required documentation

To support your add scope application, you will need to provide:

  • Evidence of completion of a Board-approved qualification

What happens next?

Once your full registration has been confirmed, you will be issued with a registration certificate and an updated full APC will be emailed to you.