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Occupation Accreditation Bodies

Below you may find some information about occupation accrediation bodies in New Zealand.

  • Accountants Society

    Accountants Society

    NZICA is the membership body of choice for more than 32,000 accounting and business professionals who work across New Zealand and around the globe. A dynamic organisation, we are focused on championing the accounting profession and nurturing the next generation of business leaders.
  • Architects Society

    Architects Society

    The New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) is a statutory board tasked with registering, monitoring and, if need be, disciplining architects.
  • Law Society

    Law Society

    The New Zealand Law Society operates under a constitution, as set out in the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers) Constitution 2008. Part B of that consitution came into effect on 1 February 2009, setting in place a new organisation model.
  • Chiropractors Society

    Chiropractors Society

    The New Zealand Chiropractic Board is the regulatory authority established by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 to regulate the profession of chiropractic in New Zealand. The principle purpose of this Act is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing for mechanisms
  • Psychologists Society

    Psychologists Society

    The Psychologists Board was originally established by the Psychologists Act 1981, and was subsequently appointed as an authority in respect of the practice of psychology under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (HPCA).
  • Dentists Society

    Dentists Society

    The Dental Council of New Zealand (DCNZ) is constituted under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (the Act) as the registration authority for the dental professions.
  • Dietitians Society

    Dietitians Society

    The primary role of Regulatory Authorities, including the Dietitians Board, is to promote and protect the public interest by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are qualified, competent and fit to practise their profession. To achieve this, the Dietitians Board provides frameworks for the regulation of the dietetic profession.
  • Electricians Society

    Electricians Society

    The Electrical Workers Registration Board, established by statute in 1992, is responsible for the ongoing competency of over 30,000 registered electrical and electronic workers. It also promotes electrical and electronic safety to all New Zealanders.
  • Engineers Society

    Engineers Society

    The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) is the professional body which represents professional engineers from all disciplines in New Zealand. The terms "engineering profession" and "professional engineer/engineering" are used by the Institution in the broadest possible way,
  • Medical laboratory Society

    Medical laboratory Society

    The Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand (formerly known as the Medical Laboratory Science Board) is one of sixteen New Zealand health regulation authorities appointed by the Minister of Health under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (the Act).
  • Medical Radiation Society

    Medical Radiation Society

    The Medical Radiation Technologists Board (the Board) is one of sixteen New Zealand health registration authorities appointed by the Minister of Health under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (the Act).
  • Medical practitioners Society

    Medical practitioners Society

    The Medical Council operates under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 and has several responsibilities.
  • Midwives Society

    Midwives Society

    The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCAA) was passed on 18 September 2003. The majority of the provisions of the legislation came into operation on 18 September 2004. The HPCAA applies to all health practitioners, not just to midwifery
  • Nurses Society

    Nurses Society

    The Nursing Council of New Zealand (the Council) is the regulatory authority responsible for the registration of nurses. Its primary function is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by ensuring that nurses are competent and fit to practise.
  • Occupational therapists Society

    Occupational therapists Society

    The Occupational Therapy Board of NZ (OTBNZ) is the statutory body responsible for the registration and oversight of occupational therapy practitioners in New Zealand. This website provides information on registration applications, practising certificates, supervision of occupational therapists, conditions on scope of practice, complaints procedures, and more.
  • Optometrists Society

    Optometrists Society

    The Board is established to carry out functions determined by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. The HPCA Act sets out the functions of authorities under part 6 section 118 (a-m).
  • Osteopaths Society

    Osteopaths Society

    The Osteopathic Council was established by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act). The HPCA Act established a number of authorities that are responsible for the registration and oversight of those practising one of the health professions regulated by the Act.
  • Pharmacists Society

    Pharmacists Society

    The Pharmacy Council is established under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. Our primary role is to protect the public and promote good pharmacist practice.
  • Physiotherapists Society

    Physiotherapists Society

    The Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand was constituted by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act). The principal purpose of the HPCA Act is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practise their professions.
  • Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers Society

    Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers Society

    The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (“the Board”) is a statutory body established under the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006 (“the Act”) to promote the health and safety of all New Zealanders through an efficient and effective regulatory system. The Act is administered by the Department of Building and Housing (DBH).
  • Podiatrists Society

    Podiatrists Society

    The Board operates under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 and is the regulatory body for the occupation of podiatry (and chiropody) in New Zealand. The Board's primary role is to protect the public interest by ensuring that podiatrists are safe and competent to practice.
  • Real Estate Society

    Real Estate Society

    The Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA) is the independent, government regulatory body for the real estate industry in New Zealand. We provide independent oversight of the real estate industry, ensure a high standard of service and professionalism within the industry, and provide increased protection for buyers and sellers of real estate.The responsibilities are:
  • Surveyors Society

    Surveyors Society

    The New Zealand Institute of Surveyors is an incorporated society established to monitor and maintain the professional and ethical conduct of surveyors in New Zealand.The NZIS was founded in 1888 as a national body to preserve and develop the integrity and status of the profession of surveying.
  • Teachers Society

    Teachers Society

    The New Zealand Teachers Council has the responsibility to approve Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes and to set standards for graduates from the programmes. All teachers in New Zealand schools, kura and state kindergartens, by law, must be registered teachers with a current practising certificate.
  • Veterinarians Society

    Veterinarians Society

    The Veterinary Council of New Zealand manages the registration of veterinarians promotes and encourages high standards and conduct hears and determines complaints

 

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