Remove an exclusion from your scope of practice

You can apply to have an exclusion removed using our online services.

Apply to have an exclusion removed from your scope of practice


If your oral health therapy qualification was obtained at Auckland University of Technology before and including 2010, you could have an exclusion on your oral health therapy scope of practice to show that you are not registered to practise in the area of orthodontic procedures.

To remove an exclusion from your oral health therapy scope of practice, you can undertake a Council-approved course. Once you have successfully completed the course, you can apply to have the exclusion removed, and you must do so before you can legally perform the tasks permitted by the exclusion.

Some overseas qualifications include training in this exclusion.  If you can provide satisfactory evidence to us that you have received appropriate training and instruction, you can apply to have the exclusion removed from your scope of practice.

Similarly, you can have any overseas course of study and instruction you have completed assessed to determine whether it is an acceptable basis for removing an exclusion from your scope of practice.

When you are ready, you can use our online services to remove an exclusion from your scope of practice. You will need to complete and submit the removal of an exclusion form, provide the associated documents and pay the correct fee