Chinese medicine practitioners who have current registration and an Annual practising certificate as a Chinese medicine practitioner in New Zealand can apply for registration as a Chinese medicine practitioner in Australia under the Commonwealth Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997. The division(s) you are applying for in Australia must correspond with the type of registration you hold in New Zealand. There are no equivalent registration divisions in Australia for the following scopes of practice in New Zealand:
Please apply using the form for Application for Trans-Tasman mutual recognition as a Chinese medicine practitioner - ATMR-86 (613 KB, PDF).
Applicants for registration under Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition must also ensure they are familiar with the Board’s registration standards and codes and guidelines.
Applicants with qualifications and/or practice experience from New Zealand but who are not currently registered in New Zealand cannot register under Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition and must meet the requirements for other overseas applicants.
You must apply as an overseas qualified applicant if you have:
Applicants are required to pay an application fee and a registration fee. All the Board’s fees are published on the schedule of fees
You must hold registration with the Board prior to taking up practice or employment as an acupuncturist, Chinese herbal medicine practitioner or Chinese herbal dispenser in Australia. We recommend that you do not apply for work or set up a practice until your registration eligibility is assessed and confirmed. Please note AHPRA and the Board cannot assist you in seeking employment or influence employment outcomes.
Assess your ability to meet the registration requirements
Assess your ability to meet any immigration requirements
Fill in application form AGOS 86 and provide all required documents to AHPRA
The Board will assess whether you meet the requirements for registration
Granted general registration
Find out more about meeting the registration requirements and applying for registration.
Further information is also available on the fact sheets and FAQ and on the overseas practitioners page of the AHPRA website.