Osteopaths Registered Overseas

NZ REGISTRATION

In order to work legally as an osteopath in New Zealand, it is necessary to:

  • be registered by the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand (OCNZ), which is the regulatory body governing the practice of osteopathy AND
  • hold a current practising certificate.

RECOGNISED QUALIFICATIONS

Osteopaths who are registered with the General Osteopathic Council of the United Kingdom (GOsC) and hold a qualification from a recognised institution can apply directly for registration.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS AND FORMS FOR APPLICANTS WITH RECOGNISED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Registration application form
  2. Annual Practising Certificate (APC) application form
  3. Payment form

Please note that as original documents need to be sighted, it is not possible to register by email.

Schedule of Qualifying Overseas Institutions

Institution

Years

British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy

From 9 May 2000

British College of Osteopathic Medicine From 9 May 2000
British School of Osteopathy From 9 May 2000
College of Osteopaths From 8 May 2001
European School of Osteopathy From 9 May 2000
Leeds Metropolitan University From 1 September 2007
London College of Osteopathic Medicine From 9 May 2000
London School of Osteopathy From 9 May 2000
Oxford Brookes University From 1 October 2003
Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine From 1 January 2003
Swansea University From 15 December 2011

 

ANNUAL PRACTISING CERTIFICATE

Registration, by itself, does not allow a practitioner to lawfully practise osteopathy.  In addition to registration, an annual practising certificate (APC) is required.  Prior to commencing practice you will need to apply for an (APC) if you have not already done so. Your APC will have the “Preceptorship” condition on the scope of practice. Please click here to read more about this condition. 


 

NON-RECOGNISED QUALIFICATIONS

Osteopaths who have undertaken their training overseas and whose qualifications are NOT recognised by the OCNZ, will have their qualifications considered on a case-by-case basis. The OCNZ does not accredit overseas osteopathic qualifications. Applications are submitted to the OCNZ’s assessors who consider the comparability of qualifications to New Zealand standards and osteopathic capabilities.

Applicants must submit a capabilities assessment application along with their registration application. The capabilities assessment application is a self-assessment in which applicants are asked to describe how they have demonstrated the six capabilities in their current or previous osteopathic practice and relevant life experiences.

Please note that as original documents need to be sighted, it is not possible to register by email.

ANNUAL PRACTISING CERTIFICATE

Registration, by itself, does not allow a practitioner to lawfully practise osteopathy.  In addition to registration, an annual practising certificate (APC) is required.  Prior to commencing practice you will need to apply for an APC if you have not already done so. Your APC will have the “Preceptorship” condition on the scope of practice. Please click here to read more about this condition. 

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS AND FORMS FOR APPLICANTS WITHOUT RECOGNISED QUALIFICATIONS

1.Read: Registration Information for Overseas Trained Osteopaths Without Recognised Qualifications.

2.CompleteCapabilities Assessment Application.

3.CompleteRegistration Form.

4.Complete: Annual Practising Certificate Form.

5.Complete: Payment Form.

 Note: Australian registered osteopaths may seek registration in New Zealand under the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement.

 


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