New Zealand Registrar Recruitment

The New Zealand Branch facilitates the centralised recruitment of all clinical radiology registrars on behalf of the RANZCR accredited training sites.


Thank you for your interest in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologist’s (the College’s) training programs.

The Recruitment Process

  1. Eligible applications are ranked by all participating training centres and an interview shortlist is drawn up. Interviews are conducted in Auckland in June.
  2. After the interviews, all applicants will be ranked in order of merit and matched to a District Health Board (DHB) with a vacant training position. RANZCR will then recommend to the matched DHBs that they accept the matched applicants as employees.
  3. Successful applicants will have their CV, references, application form and documents sent directly to the matched DHB. The DHB will then apply their specific checking criteria to the application, and may require the successful applicant to complete an internal DHB application form.
  4. Offers of employment from the DHBs are released in August each year. The successful applicants and the relevant DHBs then negotiate and sign a mutually acceptable employment contract.

How to apply

To apply for a clinical radiology first year training position please submit your completed application form(s) and ensure three completed referee forms have been emailed directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Lawfully live and work in New Zealand
  • Meet Health Workforce criteria (hold New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency).
  • Hold (or be eligible to hold) General Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ), or provide written assurance from MCNZ that general scope registration will be approved by the start of training.

If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Key Dates for 2021

 Date Details
Monday 29 March 2021

Applications open

Wednesday 5 May 2021 (Noon)

Applications close

Monday 28 June 2021

Interview date (Auckland City Hospital)

Monday 31 January 2022

Training start date