Specialist International Medical Graduates are assessed by theRANZCP for comparability to Australian requirements, RANZCP exemptions are listed for Categories 1, 2 and 3.
- MRCPsych with Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)/Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) -training must have been completed in the UK or Ireland.
- Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK (MRCPsych)prior to 01/01/97 – training must have been completed in the UK or Ireland.
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada (FRCPC) Certification in Psychiatry.
- United States Board Certification in Psychiatry (ABPN).
- Specialist training and qualification from any country where the minimum training is 3 yrs
The amount of supervised and peer reviewed experience undertaken following completion of the specialist qualification will also form part of the assessment and assessed as less than required by RANZCP the applicant may be required to complete part of the RANZCP training and examinations.
Workplace assessments are closed at this time.
Psychiatrists are in high demand in New Zealand. Specialists in Adult Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will find opportunities nationwide, from positions in busy urban settings to those with a rural focus. Whether you love arts and culture, sports, living by the beach or near the mountains, whatever lifestyle you are after we can help!
If you hold one of qualifications listed below you are eligible to work as a Locum Tenens Specialist for up to 12 months, and also to apply for Vocational Registration which has no restriction on the time you can work in New Zealand.
The approved specialist qualifications in Psychiatry are:
- Fellowship or Membership of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists;
- Fellowship or Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), along with the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT/CCST);
- Fellowship in Psychiatry or Certificate in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada;
- Certificate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Doctors who hold a specialist qualification in Psychiatry but not one of those listed above may be eligible to apply for Vocational Registration in New Zealand, allowing you to work at Consultant level. Please contact us for more information.
Doctors without Vocational qualifications, but who have worked in Psychiatry for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in one of the following Comparable Health countries, are eligible to work in New Zealand at or Registrar level, depending on your level of training and experience. Comparable Health System countries are:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Each case is different, and there are a number of pathways to registration in New Zealand, so please register with us to have an in depth assessment of your eligibility and registration options with one of our Consultants. Feel free to give us a call to talk about your experience and how we can help to get you registered and working in a fantastic New Zealand