Orthodontic auxiliary

Pathways for gaining registration as an orthodontic auxiliary

To apply to register as an oral health practitioner under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, you must meet these criteria:

  • You must be fit for registration.
  • You must have a prescribed qualification.
  • If you do not have a prescribed qualification, you must have a qualification that is assessed as being equivalent to, or as satisfactory as, a prescribed qualification for your scope of practice.
  • You must be competent to practise within that scope of practice.

Your qualifications may be recognised in New Zealand

You can apply for registration as an orthodontic auxiliary if you have a prescribed qualification. 

Registering with a prescribed qualification

A prescribed qualification is one that has been through a formal accreditation process to verify that it is of an appropriate quality and standard, either by us or another jurisdiction whose accreditation processes are recognised by us.  Prescribed qualifications are gazetted against the relevant scope of practice. 

To see if your qualification has been prescribed, refer to the list below.

If your qualification is not prescribed, you can submit your overseas, non-prescribed qualifications, training and experience to be assessed

If you do not have an overseas prescribed qualification, but believe your qualifications, training and experience are equivalent to a prescribed qualification for orthodontic auxiliary practice, you can apply for individual assessment.

Individual assessment of qualifications and experience

Registration fees

Please see our fees page for the applicable fees.