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 us that you can communicate effectively
- you do not satisfy us 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 we do not consider you are fit for registration, we will not register you, nor let you enter the New Zealand Registration Examinations.
English language requirements
Please refer to our English language requirements page to find out what you need to meet the requirements.