Overseas nursing qualification

Information for those who have a Degree or Diploma in Nursing from overseas.

Employees with a nursing qualification from one of these countries have equivalency to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) for pay equity purposes:

  • The Philippines 
  • India
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • The United Kingdom.

If your nursing qualification is from another country, please check if it has already been assessed for pay equity purposes.

To be considered as equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) Level 4, you will need to meet Cultural Competency i.e the mandatory requirement whereby graduates must consider, respect and honour the history of Māori as tangata whenua by embedding a commitment to bicultural principles.   

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