If you are a dietitian with full Accredited Practising Dietitian status (APD) credentialed by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), you will likely be eligible for registration in New Zealand through the ‘Mutual Recognition Voluntary Relationship Charter’.

The ‘Mutual Recognition Voluntary Relationship Charter’ applies to dietitians with full APD status who have been credentialed by the DAA; that is those who have practised for at least one year and completed their provisional APD programme. Such dietitians credentialed by the DAA are acceptable to the Dietitians Board for registration and certification for practise within New Zealand.

Other credentialed/registered dietitians, typically those in their first year of practice after graduating or after a prolonged absence from dietetic practice, are not covered by this mutual recognition arrangement.

No dietitian with any restriction or limitation regarding their practice in their country of registration/credentialing will be eligible to apply for Mutual Recognition.

Confirmation by the DAA or Dietitians Board to the other, that an applicant has good standing with their credentialing/registration and practising status, will suffice to identify that the dietitian complies with the requirements of the authority with which she or he is registered/credentialed, along with the information provided on the appropriate application form.

For further information read the Mutual Recognition Voluntary Relationship Charter.

Please contact the Board for further information - administration@dietitiansboard.org.nz