Welcome to the NZATS website, for all Anaesthetic Technicians in
New Zealand. You will find up-to-date information about education
and conferences, research, employment opportunities, and lists of
our members and trainees.
NZATS is a non-profit organisation responsible for overseeing
the training of Anaesthetic Technicians and further education
of qualified Anaesthetic Technicians. NZATS also maintains the
memberships of Anaesthetic Technicians in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Association of Anaesthetic Technicians and Nurses (NZAATN) was formed in 2000 with the amalgamation of the Anaesthetic Technicians Board and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetic Technicians. It was decided that this amalgamation would benefit all Anaesthetic Technicians in New Zealand. In 2003, a submission was made by the NZAATN to the Health Select Committee of Parliament on the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Bill, with a view to gaining parliamentary recognition for our profession, and compulsory registration for Anaesthetic Technicians in New Zealand. Following a recommendation by the Health Select Committee, the name of the society was changed to avoid confusion over the role that Anaesthetic Technicians undertake. The society became the ‘New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society’.
Memorandum of Understanding Between NZSA and NZATS [PDF]
Professional Standards of Practice [PDF]