Internationally Qualified Fitness to Practise
When applying for registration you must be able to demonstrate to the Board that you are a fit person to practise in the profession of medical imaging and radiation therapy.
Requirements for fitness for registration in New Zealand
Section 16 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 provides that you may not be registered to practise in New Zealand if:
- you do not satisfy the Board that you can communicate effectively
- you do not satisfy the Board that you can speak and understand English well enough to protect the health and safety of the public
- you have been convicted of an offence punishable by imprisonment for a term of three months or longer, and that reflects adversely on your fitness to practise
- you have a mental or physical condition that prevents you from performing the functions required for the practice of your profession
- you face professional disciplinary proceedings that reflect adversely on your fitness to practise
- you are being investigated about a matter that may be the subject of professional disciplinary proceedings, and that investigation reflects adversely on your fitness to practise
- you are subject to an order of a professional disciplinary tribunal, an educational institution or of an authority or a similar body that reflects adversely on your fitness to practise
- we have reason to believe that you may endanger the health and safety of the public
If you have been convicted as per above, you must be able to satisfy the Board that the offence does not reflect adversely on your fitness to practise in the profession of medical radiation technology.
English language requirements
The fitness for registration criteria of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 requires you to demonstrate that you speak and understand English to a level sufficient to protect the health and safety of the public.
Effective English and communication skills are a prerequisite to practise in New Zealand. All registration applicants must meet the Board's English language requirements.
Overseas trained practitioners who are registered with the Board must complete the Mauriora Foundation Courses in Cultural Competency and Cultural Safety and Te Tiriti o Waitangi and The Treaty of Waitangi and Healthcare within six months of commencing practising in New Zealand www.mauriora.co.nz.