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Information for December Registration Examination Candidates

Due to covid lockdown we understand that some applicants may be having difficulty meeting some of the application requirements.

For identification purposes we will accept a colour printed head+shoulders photo.

NZATS are aware of a delay in students receiving AUT final results.  We invite you to submit your registration examination application before the posted closing date.  AUT and MSC are working closely together to ensure there are no obstacles to candidates completing the registration examination.

NZATS are working to ensure the registration examination will proceed regardless of lockdown level.  Information will be conveyed to training hospitals and the candidates in a timely manner.

Revised NZATS Training Guidelines

Please find the revised Training Guidelines https://www.nzats.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/NZATS-Training-Guidelines-Sept-2021.pdf

Please note non-clinical teaching and private study time will equal a minimum of 4 hours per week during the academic year (or equivalent) for those trainees completing Anaesthesia theory papers. For trainees sitting Technology I and Technology II practical papers, 1 hour per week during the academic year (or equivalent) should be allocated.

2021 ASM/Conference announcement

NZASM21 including the NZATS specific content will now be delivered as a VIRTUAL EVENT on the scheduled dates of October 27 – 30, 2021.

In spite of the challenges over the last 18+ months, the organising committee remain excited about NZASM21. While they are disappointed you will not get the chance to visit Ōtautahi Christchurch in person to enjoy their city, the Organising Committee has put together a scientific program they are proud of.


New NZATS member feature

We have partnered with The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) to provide access to their publications for a twelve month trial.

The link can be found in the members area of the NZATS website.

RESCHEDULED CPD opportunity: Upper South Island regional meeting and education day


Our upper South Island regional representatives would like to extend an invitation to all to attend the regional meeting and education day on Saturday 6 November.

Please note this event may be rescheduled depending on government covid alert levels.

Information can be found here.

Anaesthetic technician qualification announcement

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December registration examination documentation

The documentation can be found on this page https://www.nzats.co.nz/nzats-registration-exam/

CPD opportunity: Saturday 11 September

NZATS regional meeting and education day: Saturday 11th September 2021 to be held in Christchurch.

Conference offer for non-members

NZATS would like to offer those who register for the annual conference as non-members the opportunity to join NZATS for the remainder of the membership year for free.

Please email with proof of conference registration to activate your NZATS membership.

Department NZATS membership renewal form

Please download the membership renewal form for your department here.  This form can also be found in the Society Documents section of the website.

Please ensure the form is filled in legibly.

NZATS can generate an invoice to send to your employers finance team once the form is submitted.