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Trans-Tasman Occupations Tribunal

The Trans-Tasman Occupations Tribunal was established under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997.

The Trans-Tasman Occupations Tribunal was established under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997. The Act means a person who is registered in Australia for an occupation is entitled to be registered in New Zealand for the local equivalent of that occupation.

Applications are first considered and determined by local registration authorities. If an applicant questions a registration authority's decision, they can apply to the Tribunal for a review of that decision. You can apply to have a registration authority decision reviewed at any time – there is no time limit.

The Tribunal may review a registration authority's decision to:

  • impose conditions on registration
  • postpone the granting of registration, or
  • refuse a registration.