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Photo locations + credits, from left to right: Saint Clair Beach, Dunedin (DunedinNZ); Golden Bay, Nelson (Miles Holden); Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Lakes District (Miles Holden); Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty (Camilla Rutherford); Wānaka, Otago (Alistair Guthrie); Kepler Track, West Coast (Miles Holden)

 

Explore Aotearoa

Across our incredible country, you can find everything from city living to cheeky wildlife, unique landmarks, and rich culture. From the winterless north to the stunning scenery of the south, there is a safe, friendly neighbourhood for everyone. 

Find out more information about what part of our beautiful country is the best fit for you.

Te Tai Tokerau

Te Tai Tokerau Northland

Population: 194,600
Northland is a beautiful and diverse region of Aotearoa, New Zealand with plenty to offer visitors. Whether you're interested in water sports, historic sites, natural beauty or ancient Kauri trees—Northland has it all!

Waitemata

Waitematā

Population: 650,000
Waitematā is the largest and one of the most rapidly growing districts serving the largest population of all Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand's districts. Waitematā offers a balanced lifestyle that combines the convenience of city living with the natural beauty and community spirit of suburban life.

Te Toka Tumai Auckland

Te Toka Tumai Auckland

Population: 500,000
Auckland the "City of Sails" is Aotearoa, New Zealand’s largest city and commercial hub. It’s where metropolitan sophistication meets breath taking natural beauty. Auckland is filled with a variety of warm and welcoming communities, packed with new places to explore.

Counties Manukau

Counties Manukau

Population: 500,000
Te Whatu Ora - Counties Manukau serves as a major source of employment within the Counties Manukau area, with over 8,000 individuals being employed across the region.

Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty

Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty

Population: 255,110
The Bay of Plenty is a place of beautiful harbours, long surf beaches and an easy-going lifestyle. We showcase the perfect place to explore a wide range of nature-based pursuits – this gives the people of the Bay of Plenty the chance for a better work-life balance. 

Waikato

Waikato

Population: 425,000
The Waikato region is known for its natural beauty, rich Māori culture, and agricultural heritage with something to offer visitors of all interests.

Tairawhiti

Tairāwhiti Gisborne

Population: 48,000
In family-friendly Tairāwhiti you will experience an easier pace to life that allows you to pause and reflect, and enjoy a true work life balance. Gisborne’s relative isolation is its charm, surrounded by beaches & nature - don't worry though! Larger cities are only a quick flight away.

Lakes

Lakes

Population: 110,000
The Lakes District is well known for its geothermal activity and natural hot springs. The area is located in the central North Island and is home to many geothermal attractions, such as geysers, hot mud pools, and steam vents. Visitors can also relax in the region's natural hot springs, which are believed to have healing properties. 

Taranaki

Taranaki

Population: 130,000
Taranaki is a magical place with a majestic mountain at its heart, including the rugged coastline that's world-renowned for its surf. Its residents' love of art and culture, cafes and outdoor living mean it's also fantastic to work—and play!

Te Mataua Maui HawkesBay

Te Matau a Māui Hawke's Bay

Population: 165,000
The Hawke's Bay region is home to many world-class wineries and vineyards, and is also famous for its beautiful landscapes, stunning beaches, and art deco architecture. Additionally, Hawke's Bay is a popular destination for food and wine tourism, outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling, and cultural events such as the annual Art Deco Weekend festival.

Whanganui

Whanganui

Population: 65,000
Whanganui has something for everyone. Our centrally located region offers access to outdoor activities such as kayaking, skiing, surfing, tramping, cycling, fishing and hunting. Nestled between two snow-capped mountains, on the banks of Whanganui River there is always plenty to do and explore.

Capital Coast and Hutt Valley

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley

Population: 445,000
Wellington, the capital city of Aotearoa New Zealand, is a bustling and diverse hub of culture and cosmopolitanism, renowned for its lively cafés, restaurants, and internationally acclaimed sporting and cultural events, all set against the stunning backdrop of a natural harbour. To the north of Wellington lie the regions of Porirua, Kapiti, and Hutt Valley.

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua Mid Central

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral

Population: 190,000
Get the best of both worlds - the perfect blend of rural and city living with the mountains, city and sea at your fingertips. 

Wairarapa

Wairarapa

Population: 48,000
Located in Masterton in the Wellington Region, Te Whatu Ora Wairarapa is one of the smaller hospitals in the country with 89 inpatient beds providing comprehensive health services throughout the Wairarapa District.

Nelson Marlborough

Nelson Marlborough

Population: 150,000
Nelson Marlborough has been dubbed the artistic capital with a thriving urban centre and one of New Zealand's sunniest regions.

Te Tai o Poutini West Coast

Te Tai o Poutini West Coast

Population: 32,000
Te Tai o Poutini/West Coast has views of both the mountain ranges and the ocean! It is an untamed natural wilderness of beautiful rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures.  

Waitaha Canterbury

Waitaha Canterbury

Population: 600,000
The Canterbury region is a great place to live and work due to its natural beauty, vibrant economy, cultural diversity, strong community, and high quality of life.

South Canterbury

South Canterbury

Population: 62,000
The South Canterbury district is an area of stunning beauty with great lifestyle opportunities, a safe and welcoming family-friendly environment, affordable living, excellent educational opportunities and a wide range of cultural and sporting facilities.

Southern

Southern

Population: 350,000
Well known for its beautiful natural scenery, which includes towering mountains, stunning fjords, majestic glaciers, and crystal-clear lakes. The region is also famous for its friendly communities, charming towns, and vibrant cities such as Dunedin and Invercargill. 

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How Kiwi Health Jobs works for you

When you submit an application, you will be redirected to Kiwi Health Jobs, our centralised recruitment portal. The Kiwi Health Jobs team are here to simplify the recruitment process by providing guidance, answering queries and connecting you to the right people in the Districts that you are most interested in working.

Kiwi Health Jobs also advertises a wide range of vacancies across the Health Sector, including vacancies at public, not-for-profit and private employers. 

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Photo location + credit: Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson - Miles Holden

Let us help you get here...

We’re looking for nurses to fill positions across all of our health system. Your skills are in demand right now working as part of Aotearoa, New Zealand’s largest health workforce. Whether you’re bringing your whānau (family) or making the journey alone we’re here to help you!

Michael Sutton, Dunedin

What you need

Before you become part of Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora there are essential requirements for nursing in Aotearoa, New Zealand. We can support you along the way!

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What you need

Immigration information 

The New Zealand Government is actively encouraging skilled workers from overseas to work in New Zealand. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is an Accredited Employer, we are able to employ migrants via the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV). Once you become part of the Te Whatu Ora whānau we’ll support you with settling into New Zealand and your new role.

To familiarise yourself with the resources, tools, and guidance offered by New Zealand Immigration and explore visa options for you and your whānau head to their website.

Nursing Registration information 

To work as a nurse in Aotearoa, New Zealand you must become registered to practice and hold an Annual Practicing Certificate. To practice in Aotearoa, New Zealand you must be vaccinated against COVID-19.  

Internationally qualified nurses who meet Nursing Council of New Zealand standards may apply to become registered to practice in New Zealand. 

To find out more information including the details you’ll need before you apply, please read the information outlined at the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Tamara Hannagan and Dawn France, Dunedin

How we can help

Once you become part of the Health NZ whānau (family), we’ll support you with getting to Aotearoa, New Zealand and settling into your new role.

Tamara Hannagan and Dawn France, Dunedin

How we can help

Relocation expenses information

Relocation packages are available and can help with expenses incurred in moving to Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you are eligible there may be standard relocation support available for expenses such as your flights, incidentals or moving costs. Your employer will discuss what they can help with and how you might be eligible. 

Get ready for New Zealand

Check out this link to create a personalised list of all the things you will need to do to get ready to move to Aotearoa New Zealand. 

If there is anything on your list you need help with, let us know!

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Make Aotearoa home!

We have some helpful links - discover information about settling into the Kiwi workplace and make your move a success.

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Make Aotearoa home!

Making Aotearoa, New Zealand your home. Schooling, housing, lifestyle, whānau, and handy information 

It's time to experience the Kiwi lifestyle for yourself...we have many overseas health professionals who have chosen to make Aotearoa, New Zealand home.  Browse the links below and discover information about settling into the Kiwi workplace and make your move a success. 

Our regions and cities

The school system 

Housing in New Zealand

Settlement Services 

Guide to New Zealand Workplaces

Cost of Living Calculator

Personalised Checklist for your Journey

If there is anything we’ve missed, ask us a question, we’re here to help!

 

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Competency Assessment Funding

Internationally Qualified Nurses (IQNs) who are required to complete a Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) to become registered to work in New Zealand.

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Competency Assessment Funding

Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora has established an Internationally Qualified Nurses (IQNs) Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) Fund to help support nurses gain registration to work in New Zealand.

IQNs who are required to complete a CAP to become registered to work in New Zealand can apply for reimbursement of up to NZ$10,000 by filling out an Expression of Interest before the CAP course starts. More information can be found on the Te Whatu Ora website.

Reimbursement of costs will be considered when IQNs have completed their course and can provide evidence of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Competence Assessment Programme offered by a provider accredited by the Nursing Council of New Zealand that begins from 1 August 2022
  • Registration from the Nursing Council of New Zealand
  • A confirmed offer of employment in a direct patient-facing role in health settings such as hospitals, aged care, GP practices, mental health and addictions.
  • Required work visa to work in New Zealand
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Returning to Practise

If you have been out of practice for 5 years or more, then the New Zealand Nursing Council (NZNC) can help you return to work. Let NZNC know what you have been doing since you last practiced and provide a current CV.

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Returning to Practise

If you are planning to return to Aotearoa, New Zealand from overseas, to support your application you will need a Letter of Good Standing or Verification of Good Standing from the overseas regulatory authority with which you have been registered, that states the period during which you were registered and affirm that no disciplinary action has or is to be taken against you. If you have practised in a country without regulatory authority, the NZNC can help you through this process.

Rebekah Everett-Wing, nurse - CHCH

Emigrating to New Zealand

Watch the webinar where The Nursing Council of New Zealand and Health NZ talk about the four steps to emigration for internationally-qualified Nurses.

Rebekah Everett-Wing, nurse - CHCH

Emigrating to New Zealand

Free Webinar: Emigrating to New Zealand for Overseas Qualified Nurses

Also hear from Ann - an Auckland-based nurse - who has worked all over the world, and talks about why she chose New Zealand as her current home.

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Live and work as a Travel Nurse in Central New Zealand

We have a truly unique opportunity for you to earn as you travel and experience working for Health NZ. You will be fully supported, encounter diversity and expand your skillset in one of Aotearoa, New Zealand’s most stunning regions.

Janita Siva and Alyshia Samuels AKL

Join our Critical Care teams

Critical care services are provided by 26 units across the country, offering a diverse range of intensive care settings including a flight retrieval service. There are a variety of large critical care units and smaller units across the country.

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Live and work as a Travel Nurse in Central New Zealand

You can join Te Manawa Taki (Midlands) as a Travel Nurse and work across the region, delivering outstanding care as you rotate across our hospital network, and explore all the wonders the Districts have to offer.

If you’re after a working holiday with a difference, the opportunity to travel with your nursing friends, or simply to sample living and working across Aotearoa, New Zealand, join our team!

 

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The Contract

12-month fixed-term contracts, working across our 11 hospital facilities, with an opportunity to extend.

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The Team

Be part of a team that helps respond to hospital pressures across the region, as they occur.

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The Experience

Gain experience working in different in-patient settings, with full onboarding and support provided.

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The Location

Our Region’s hospitals: Waikato (Hamilton), Lakes, Bay of Plenty, Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) and Taranaki.

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The Perks

Experience multiple areas within our hospital network to expand your skillset and build on your career.

 

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Join our Critical Care teams

Critical care services are provided by 26 units across the country, offering a diverse range of intensive care settings including a flight retrieval service. Larger units provide cardiac trauma, neuro-paediatric, general, burns, spinal, cardiothoracic, and paediatric care, while smaller units support mixed ICU and HDU spaces for unwell children, long-term medical patients, and acute surgical patients.

Our ICU teams collaborate closely and know that working together as a team is really important for patients. We focus on providing care that involves both the patient and whanau(family).

 

Watch: Critical Care Nursing in New Zealand:

Health Settings in NZ

Nurses across the country have an important part to play in providing great health outcomes for New Zealanders.

Consistently ranked towards the top globally, Aotearoa New Zealand’s health system is high quality health care with a mixed model of free services and subsidised - where you pay a fee to cover some of the cost. We’re looking for nurses to fill positions across all of these settings of our health system.

Lauren McMahon and Rebekah Everett-Wing, Chch

Hospital

You will enjoy working in a supportive, close-knit team focused on improving and optimising health and independence outcomes for patients. 

Rosie - Intensive Care Services nurse, Wellington Hospital

Hospital

You will enjoy working in a supportive, close-knit team focused on improving and optimising health and independence outcomes for patients. 

Our Hospitals are diverse teams, we recognise that a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. 

Staff have the ability to function well in a multi-disciplinary team while having the confidence to be a strong advocate for either stable or acutely unwell patients under their care.

Pearl - aged care nurse

Aged Residential Care

Working in Aged Residential Care allows nurses to care and support to impact the lives of older New Zealanders and provide a positive aging experience.

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Aged Residential Care

Working in Aged Residential Care allows nurses to impact the lives of older New Zealanders and provide a positive aging experience.

You will be working in a nurse led service where you will have the opportunity to practice at full scope, using your clinical knowledge and judgment you’ll provide care and support for residents having a meaningful impact on their lives and their families.

Nurses in aged residential care provide care that reflects a resident’s individuality and their right to choice, respect and dignity.

As a registered nurse you will be responsible to oversee the care provided by the caregiver workforce, coordinate and plan daily interventions for individuals and provide expert assessment to inform their ongoing care. 

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NZ Blood and Organ Service (NZBS)

Revitalise your nursing passion and feel a sense of pride being an essential aspect of providing a life-saving service to New Zealanders by collecting, processing and distributing blood and blood products.

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NZ Blood and Organ Service (NZBS)

Revitalise your nursing passion and feel a sense of pride being an essential aspect of providing a life-saving service to New Zealanders by collecting, processing and distributing blood and blood products.

Working for the New Zealand Blood and Organ Service (NZBS), our Registered Nurses undertake donor health assessments and perform whole blood, plasma and platelet collection procedures. If leadership is your forte, some of our Registered Nurses proceed to coordinate, manage, and conduct collection sessions. Keep your patient skills honed with the Therapeutic Apheresis and Therapeutic Venesection teams, autonomously caring for patients in our hemochromatosis clinic or completing hospital-based stem cell harvests and plasma exchanges. As a nurse at NZBS you will enjoy a better work-life balance (no nights!) while working with healthy donors. Besides being able to participate in professional development and advancement, the position also entails the opportunity to travel through the country (on mobile blood drives).

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Primary / Community

Working alongside a dedicated team of Registered Nurses and doctors to ensure patients gain the best possible health outcomes and providing first contact focused care to families or individuals. 

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Primary / Community

Working alongside a dedicated team of Registered Nurses and Doctors to ensure patients gain the best possible health outcomes and providing first contact focused care to whānau (families) or individuals. 

As the name suggests, Primary Health care is often the first stop for people requiring health care in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Rewarding and challenging, with something new and interesting happening every day. Primary Health Care is care in the community setting such as General Practices, Māori Health Services, Pacific Health Services and other community-based health services.

In most cases, patients will book an appointment to see Primary Health Care providers. In this setting, you might be required to provide in-depth triage assessments of patients coming into the clinic, deliver patient education, vaccinations and plastering wound care.

 

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Culture and Diversity

Nestled in the southwest of the Pacific Ocean Aotearoa, New Zealand is the bicultural (Māori and non Māori ) home to approximately 5.1 Million people.  You will find that the communities within our beautiful land are a melting pot of nationalities from the pacific to the world!

We want our workforce to reflect our communities improving the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders so no matter where you are from there is a place for you to make a difference to our communities, whānau (families) and individuals

Māori culture is part of life in Aotearoa, New Zealand, you will feel the manaakitanga of our people. Manaakitanga describes the way we welcome our guests and provide hospitality to them, this is something you will experience from all New Zealanders.

 

Here are some important aspects of biculturalism in Aotearoa, New Zealand:

  • The importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) in our laws.
  • Te Reo Māori – Māori language as one of the official languages of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
  • Tikanga Māori (the right practice) we work towards preservation and celebration of Māori having equal status.
  • Land ownership – we acknowledge our history and present populations and residency.
  • Equal opportunities for Māori to succeed.

Read 'Te Tiriti o Waitangi'

 

Photo credit: Miles Holden

Testimonials

Our Nurses make a difference to the communities, whānau (family) and individuals they support. Here’s what some of them have to say about working as a Nurse in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Kristy Hazelwood, Rotorua nurse

Kristy Hazelwood

"Nursing in NZ is quite progressive in terms of focusing on patient care because we consider our patient’s spiritual and physical health, their wellbeing and whānau (family)"

Kristy Hazelwood, Rotorua nurse

Kristy Hazelwood

Nursing in NZ is quite progressive in terms of focusing on patient care because we consider our patient’s spiritual and physical health, their wellbeing and whānau (family).

Everyone here is just amazing to work with and people are very inviting. Our teams are always willing to help out, especially when it comes to education.

Outside of work, me and my family find it easy to do activities, like going on hikes or visiting one of the many Lakes around New Zealand. During summer, there are lots of festivals.

If you are thinking about coming to NZ, why not?! Just do it, you only have one life and you’ll regret it if you don’t.

Alicia Osland, Auckland Critical Care Nurse

Alicia Osland

"I think Aotearoa is an amazing place with great people and I wouldn't live anywhere else. It's beautiful, it's safe and I can send my children to school without any fear."

Alicia Osland, Auckland Critical Care Nurse

Alicia Osland

I think Aotearoa is an amazing place with great people and I wouldn't live anywhere else. It's beautiful, it's safe and I can send my children to school without any fear. The outdoors are just so beautiful, with blue skies – it is called the land of the long white cloud.

I love Nursing in New Zealand, it’s a real privilege to work here with a great team. I find that the collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team is quite unique – it’s a real team approach. It’s not doctors ordering nurses around, we just all get together to give the patients the best care.

New Zealand is a magical amazing place. The beaches are pristine and there is so much wildlife. We love seeing the little blue penguins!

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Sherwin Echaves

"What I like about nursing in NZ is the challenge that it brings and the culture. I’m part of a learning group that provides hands-on teaching to new and current staff to refresh their clinical skills."

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Sherwin Echaves

What I like about nursing in NZ is the challenge that it brings and the culture. I’m part of a learning group that provides hands-on teaching to new and current staff to refresh their clinical skills. It is less hierarchical here compared to where I have come from. Everyone listens and provides their input for interventions or procedures for the patient.

When I’m not at work you would see me with my child at the park. Living in New Zealand, you can have the city life and then within half an hour’s drive, you can easily access nature!

People in New Zealand are one of the best in the world, they are kind and very generous here. You can walk on the sidewalk and just say hi and even talk to strangers. It’s a good place for a kid to grow or to pursue a family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Relocating and Life in Aotearoa, New Zealand

What can I expect the lifestyle to be like when I get there?

You can expect a balanced lifestyle with great career opportunities and plenty of time for recreational activities.
New Zealanders enjoy plenty of outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking on our beautiful mountains and water sports on our many picturesque lakes and beaches. Arts and culture also provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy a musical or theater performance.  Summer is a time to attend a festival or visit some of the world's best food and wine venues. 

What’s the cost of living?

This handy Cost of Living Calculator can help you compare the cost of living in Aotearoa, New Zealand depending on where you are coming from and what part of Aotearoa you plan to settle in. 

Is there relocation support?

If you are eligible there may be standard relocation support available for expenses such as your flights to Aotearoa, New Zealand. Your employer will discuss what they can help with and how you might be eligible. 

Do I have to be able to drive?

No, however in some rural areas access to public transport may be limited and in some community-based roles you may require a driver's license.

How long will it take before I can move to Aotearoa, New Zealand?

This depends on your individual circumstances, you need to get your Nursing registration, secure a job, and make your visa application. The best thing to do to speed things along is to understand what you need to do.

Making a move abroad is a big decision, and you may not be ready to make the move – just yet! We can work with you without pressure or obligation to proceed until you are ready to take the next step.

What if I'm not ready yet?

Making a move abroad is a big decision, and you may not be ready to make the move – just yet! 
We can work with you without pressure or obligation to proceed until you are ready to take the next step.

Let us know by asking a question above.

Nursing Registration & Work

What is the process for getting nursing registration in New Zealand?

The Nursing Council of New Zealand has a handy self assessment tool that can help you understand how to become registered to practice in Aotearoa, New Zealand 
International Nursing Registration Process

What is the new Competency Assessment Programme fund?

The Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) fund has been established to help reduce the cost for Internationally Qualified Nurses (IQNs) who need to complete a Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) to gain registration in Aotearoa New Zealand.

You can find out more about what is included, the criteria, and how to apply here.

I only have a diploma - can I get registration?

There is a process through the Nursing Council of New Zealand to apply for registration. This will guide you on what will be required.

Do I need an English language test (IELTS)?

In order to register with the Nursing Council of New Zealand, they must be satisfied that you are able to communicate effectively, and that your ability to communicate in and comprehend English is sufficient to protect the health and safety of the public.

If your education led to, or you have current nursing registration in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Ireland, Canada or the United States of America that required you to pass an English language test you may be able to apply for a waiver.

To find out more visit the Nursing Council of New Zealand website

Why does New Zealand need so many nurses?

Along with investing in better health outcomes and an aging population Aotearoa, New Zealand also has a commitment to Safe Staffing in our workplaces, ensuring patient safety.

Do I have to belong to the Union?

Employees choose to join a union. Unions negotiate collective employment agreements and advocate on behalf of employees, working together in the interest of the individual, the collective and the broader community.

Their purpose is to secure jobs, improve terms and conditions of employment, and achieve a better quality of life for workers.

Salary and Benefits

What is the salary?

  • In New Zealand, the salary and benefits of some roles are determined by collective agreements between unions and employers.
  • The Nurses collective agreement can be found on the Te Whatu Ora website.

What are the shift time penal rates?

Under the Nursing Collective Agreement there is:

  • Weekend rate of time one half (0.5) in addition to the ordinary hourly rate
  • Public Holiday rate of time one (T1) in addition to the ordinary hourly rate
  • Night rate at quarter time (T0.25) in addition to the ordinary hourly rate

What are the leave entitlements?

Most of our workforce receive a minimum of four (4) weeks annual leave usually working a set 40 hours a week.

What is the minimum contract period?

This will be determined by the organisation that employs you. 
To maintain your nursing registration in Aotearoa, New Zealand you are required to have 450 hours of practice over three (3) years.

Will I be bonded?

This will depend on the organisation that you are employed into.  If there is sponsored assistance there may be a two year bond agreement as part of your letter of offer.

Settings and Specialties

What’s the difference between private and public hospitals?

Public hospitals are run and and funded by the government (funded by taxes) providing free or subsidised access to healthcare to the New Zealand public. 
Private hospitals are more costly but provide people with more control over their healthcare along with where and when treatments may be scheduled.

I like working in rest homes, are there roles available?

We are looking for nurses across all settings. To apply for a position in one of our aged care facilities apply now.

How do I get a job in a Hospice?

We would recommend you check out the vacancies that are advertised with Hospice New Zealand.

I like working in outpatients - are there jobs?

There are opportunities for roles across all settings including outpatients.  In the larger hospitals there may be opportunities to work in different outpatient specialities. 

I’m interested in changing my specialty. What would you advise?

The culture and relocation is a lot to get used to, we recommend moving to a service you are comfortable working in and progressing into other opportunities from there.
Continual growth and education is encouraged and assistance is provided to nurses wishing to study and gain further experience. 

I am an Anaesthetic Nurse - can I get a job?

Aoteaora, New Zealand is looking for nurses across all settings. If you are able to gain Nursing Council registration you will be able to apply for Registered Nurse roles in Anaesthetics.

I am a Health Care Assistant, am I eligible for a visa?

We are looking for people across all settings of our Health Sector. 
You can explore your visa options and access information and tools that will help you assess your visa criteria on the Immigration New Zealand website.

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Moving to Aotearoa New Zealand is a fantastic opportunity and a big step, we're here for you! Our dedicated team is here to provide guidance and support throughout your journey, so don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.