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Working in New Zealand
If you want to work in New Zealand you must apply in advance for a Work Visa. The Working in New Zealand section of the New Zealand Immigration website contains comprehensive information about the options available including:
Further information about working in New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa can be found here.
For information about doing business in New Zealand, please consult the Business and Trade page on this website.
Professions requiring registration in New Zealand
In New Zealand registration is required by law to carry out activities in the following professions:
- Barrister or Solicitor
- Clinical Dental Technician and Dental Technician
- Electrician and Electrical Service Technician
- Medical Practitioner
- Nurses and Midwives
- Real Estate Agent
Working as a health professional
For information about working as a doctor in New Zealand, please visit the Medical Council of New Zealand website.
For dentists the New Zealand Dental Association website contains information on dental events, education, codes of ethics, and employment.
For information about nursing in New Zealand, including professional bodies, education and employment opportunities see the Nursing Council of New Zealand website.
For other health professional groups, such as physiotherapists, there are nine Boards serviced by:
Occupational Registration Boards
PO Box 10-140
Tel: (64 4) 499 7979
Fax: (64 4) 472 2350
The boards are:
- Physiotherapy Board
- Occupational Therapy Board
- Dieticians Board
- Medical Laboratory Technologists Board
- Medical Radiation Technologists Board
- Podiatrists Board
- Opticians Board
- Chiropractic Board
- Psychologists Board
Working as a teacher
For information about working in New Zealand as a teacher, please contact the New Zealand Ministry of Education or visit the TeachNZ website. TeachNZ is a unit of the New Zealand Ministry of Education.