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If you are an overseas qualified Anaesthetic Technician interested in working in New Zealand, please be advised:

To work as a Registered Anaesthetic Technician in New Zealand you must first obtain registration with  the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand (MSCNZ) and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate.  Please follow this link to find out more about the MSCNZ registration process for an overseas qualified Anaesthetic Technician.

What is it really like as an Operating Department Practitioner (OPD) working in New Zealand as a Registered Anaesthetic Technician? Click here to find out!

Registered Anaesthetic Technicians are currently on the Immigration New Zealand skill shortage list. So people with these skills are viewed favorable by them.  Immigration NZ contact options can be found on the following link Immigration NZ

The New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society Inc location details:

PO Box 10691, The Terrace, Wellington 6143, New Zealand

Office location is Level 1, 26 Brandon St, Wellington



Banking Details:

Westpac 23 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North, New Zealand Swift Code: WPACNZ2W Account number: 03 0726 0649992 00 Account name: New Zealand Anaesthetist Technicians Society Incorporated

Executive Committee:

Kirstin Fraser
NZATS Chairperson

Cathie Hepworth

Leanne Morrison

Katrina Walsh
AUT Liaison Officer

Mike Smith
Professional Development Officer

Nicky Smith-Guerin
Registration Examination Coordinator













  • Mark Bingham – Communications
  • Morgan Edwards – NZSA representative
  • Rachel Dempsey – ANZCA – NZ National Committee representative

Regional Representatives

  • Kaveri Jahku – Upper North Island
  • Lisa Clark, Trevor Simmonds – Central North
  • Lauren Hefford  – Lower North
  • Vacant – Upper South
  • Claire Da-rin, Louise Shaw & Sebrina Durrant – Lower South
  • Mike Smith – Coordinator