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Special Assessment Conditions - Information for Registered Professionals

What is meant by a ‘registered professional’?

  1. For the Learning category only, registered psychologists and New Zealand Council of Educational Research (NZCER) approved Level C assessors may assess students for SAC.
  2. For all 4 categories (Sensory, Physical, Medical, Learning), registered professionals are those who are registered with the regulatory authority appointed under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 in respect of their professions. The principal purpose of the Act is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practise their profession.
    Ministry of Health: Responsible authorities under the Act
Professions regulated under the HPCA Act 2003
ProfessionResponsible authority


Chiropractic Board

Dentistry, dental hygiene, clinical dental technology, dental technology and dental therapy

Dental Council


Dietitians Board

Medical Laboratory Science, Anaesthetic Technology

Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand

Medical Radiation Technology

Medical Radiation Technologists Board


Medical Council


Midwifery Council


Nursing Council

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Board

Optometry and optical dispensing

Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board


Osteopathic Council


Pharmacy Council


Physiotherapy Board


Podiatrists Board


Psychologists Board


Psychotherapists Board

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