Effective 1st July 2012, radiographers, radiation therapists and nuclear medicine technologists practising in Australia are required to have registration with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) / Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a state radiation use licence. The process will vary according to your qualifications, experience and your professional registration status.
If you completed your ultrasound qualification outside Australia or New Zealand, you are required to apply to the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) for initial assessment, before an application to the ASAR.
To practise as a sonographer in Australia you need to be on the Australian Sonographers Accreditation Registry (ASAR).
As a medical imaging professional, to be eligible for employment in New Zealand you must obtain registration with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologist Board (NZMRTB). Some overseas universities are accredited by the NZMRTB allowing you to obtain direct accreditation.
You may be eligible for registration under the TTMR policy if you already hold Australian registration. Please contact us if you are unsure which pathway to follow.
If you are a cardiac sonographer/echocardiographer, please contact us for information regarding the necessary New Zealand registration process.
We would suggest making contact with GHS before initiating any registration applications. We can advise on the most appropriate registration pathway for your circumstances and the likelihood of success before you outlay any application fees.