Internationally Qualified - How to Register

Holders of an overseas medical radiation and radiation therapy qualification can apply for registration with the Medical Radiation Technologist Board. Australian-qualified Sonographers and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists will also need to apply as an overseas-trained applicant.

Your qualifications and experience will be assessed to determine if they are equivalent or satisfactory as an approved New Zealand qualification for that scope of practice.

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Please note - you must provide a duly completed application form, along with fee payment, before the Medical Radiation Technologists Board will consider your application.

A completed overseas trained application may include any number of the following documents:

  • Certified copy of your qualification certificate(s)
  • Two certificates of good character
  • One passport-style photograph
  • Evidence of name change
  • A criminal conviction notice that is no more than six months old issued by the Ministry of Justice.
  • 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.
  • Official academic transcript
  • Clinical logbook
  • Full course curriculum (in English)
  • Thesis/dissertation
  • A letter from professional accreditation body confirming accreditation/recognition of the programme of study you completed for registration or license to practice.
  • Clinical experience form
  • Evidence of registration and certificate of good standing from each registration authority you are registered with overseas
  • Certificate of employment from each employer you have had in the last 5 years
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of meeting the English language requirements (e.g. IELTS exam results)

In addition to the above, if you are applying for registration in a trainee scope of practice, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Evidence of enrolment in a Board-approved training course
  • The clinical site where you will be undertaking your training
  • Name of your supervisor

These documents are a legal requirement and provision of them is non-negotiable.