Occupation Registration

In New Zealand registration is required by law to undertake employment as all of the following occupations:

  • Architect
  • Barrister or solicitor
  • Chiropractor
  • Clinical dental technician
  • Clinical dental therapist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Dental technician
  • Dental therapist
  • Dentist
  • Dietician
  • Dispensing optician
  • Electrician
  • Electrical service technician
  • Enrolled nurse
  • Line mechanic
  • Medical laboratory scientist/technologist
  • Medical laboratory technician
  • Medical practitioner
  • Medical radiation technologist
  • Nurses and midwives
  • Occupational therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Osteopath
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Plumber, gasfitter and drain layer
  • Podiatrist
  • Psychologist (see note below)
  • Real estate agent
  • Cadastral (Land Title) Surveyor
  • Teacher
  • Veterinarian

Note: Psychologist - (registration is required only if you will be working in a government organisation or an institution licensed under the Mental Health Act 1992).