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December registration examination

Please note that candidates sitting the December registration examination will need to be available until 6pm Saturday the 4th.
Due to the number of expected candidates exam results will not be announced until late Sunday afternoon.

2021 conference registrations open

We invite you to register to attend this year’s combined conference: Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia ASM 2021 in Christchurch. The registration page can be found here.

Nominations for NZATS Executive Committee positions

To download please click here.

Please note there are two pages for nominations.



Notice of Annual General Meeting

AGM notice and remits 2021

Conference abstract submission

Submissions for the 2021 Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia ASM and NZATS Conference (in Christchurch 27th to the 29th October) close on June 21. Submit your abstract to the link below

CPD opportunity: Definitive Anaesthetic Assistants Trauma Course 2021

Registration is open for the Definitive Anaesthetic Assistants Trauma Course 2021.

The Definitive Anaesthetic Assistants in Trauma Care (DAATC) course is a three day training programme for anaesthetic technicians who have a minimum of two years’ recent clinical experience in a perioperative setting. The course runs as part of a combined programme including the DSTC course for surgeons, the DPNTC course for nurses and the DATC course for anaesthetists.

This course aims to foster teamwork and collaboration in the multidisciplinary care of the surgical trauma patient. The theory components of the program and hands-on operative laboratory will give you increased confidence in dealing with difficult trauma situations. The course is a unique opportunity for perioperative staff to train together and focus on both the technical and non-technical skills required to care for critically ill trauma patients.

All the information and registration details are on the website. http://www.dstc.com.au

It’s a very popular course with very few places and we only have one spot left already, so if people would like to attend they will have to be quick.

CPD opportunity: NZRC CORE Advanced course

NZATS is proud to present its members with the opportunity to attend a NZRC CORE Advanced course. For any queries and the registration form please click here or contact Brenda at

NZRC CORE Advanced Course 12 June

BHSc in Perioperative Practice developments

Announcement from AUT via email dated Friday 23 April:

The following is a brief announcement regarding the status of developments for the proposed BHSc in Perioperative Practice.

  • The proposal has completed its internal review within the University. The proposal will now be submitted to the Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP) for external review. It is anticipated that approval will be granted from July 2021.
  • There will be no fallow year of graduates to the Anaesthetic Technician workforce pipeline during the transition period between the existing qualifications, and the proposed.
  • The design of the pathway is such that it may be completed off-campus, or on-campus. Students are not required to be based in Auckland. Students may complete aspects of the course via off-campus learning (online). There will be an expectation to attend block courses to benefit from clinical simulation.
  • Further communication will be provided after July 2021 once the CUAP application is approved.

Call for abstracts: Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia ASM – Christchurch 2021

We invite you to prepare your abstract to present at this year’s Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia ASM, being held in Christchurch.  Whilst this is a combined event with the anaesthetists, if successful your presentation will be delivered during an anaesthetic technician breakout session.  There will be a cash prize for the top 3 best anaesthetic technician speakers (conditions apply).  Please find the abstract submission form here.


Abstract invitation

2020 conference presentations online

The 2020 conference presentations can be found here.