Membership with NZATS throughout training
Anaesthetic Technician Trainees must be members of NZATS in order for their training hours to be counted. Training Guidelines Trainees must have practiced for a minimum of 5520 hours to be eligible to apply to sit the Anaesthetic Technician Registration examination. This is the equivalent to working 40 hours per week (less annual leave/sick leave) over a 3 year training period. NZATS rules clinical training hours are completed at the same time the trainee studies for AUT papers. It is expected that study is completed in the trainee’s own time. Training hospitals will provide a minimum of one hour of lecture time per week (or equivalent) to support study. The programme of study must be completed before applying to sit the final NZATS Registration Examination Trainees must pass this examination in order to register as a qualified Anaesthetic Technician. For further information on the Diploma of Applied Sciences (Anaesthetic Technology) or the Graduate Certificate, please email AUT: . Alternatively you can email the AUT Student Information Centre or call +64 9 921 9779. For further information about a local training programme in your area, contact the training hospital and ask for the Career’s Centre or Anaesthetic Department.