New Zealand Registrar Recruitment

The New Zealand Branch facilitates the centralised recruitment of all radiation oncology registrars on behalf of the RANZCR accredited training sites and the Faculty of Radiation Oncology Network New Zealand (FRONNZ). These sites cover six of the twenty District Health Boards (DHBs) throughout New Zealand.

The selection process provides a simple and fair process for both applicants and employers, and is modelled on the United States National Resident Matching Program.

The Recruitment Process

  1. Eligible applications are ranked by all participating training centres and an interview shortlist is drawn up. Interviews are conducted in Wellington during June/July.
  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 late July 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 radiation oncology first year training position, please submit your completed application form(s) and ensure three completed referee forms have been lodged directly with the New Zealand Office:

The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Radiologists
Radiation Oncology Training Referee’s Report
PO Box 5755, Wellington 6145, New Zealand

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To be eligible to undertake radiation oncology training, applicants must have a minimum of two years’ full time postgraduate experience. Preference will also be given to applicants who:

  • Lawfully live and work in New Zealand
  • Meet Health Workforce New Zealand criteria (hold New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency) or have applied and been granted a HWNZ exemption
  • Hold (or are eligible to hold) General Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ), or can provide written assurance from the MCNZ that general scope registration will be approved by the start of the training year (Monday 11 December 2017).

If you have any questions, please contact the New Zealand Office.

Key Dates for 2017


Monday 3 April 2017

Applications open

Friday 12 May 2017 (5 pm)

Applications close

Friday 19 May - Saturday 17 June 2017

Shortlisting of candidates for interview

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Applicants advised by email whether they have been shortlisted for an interview.

NOTE: Due to the tight timeframe between notification and scheduling of the interviews, all applicants should consider arranging for leave (Friday 14 July 2017) in the event they are shortlisted for an interview.

Friday 14 July 2017

Interview date for shortlisted applicants and FRONNZ selection process.

Monday 17 July 2017

Successful applicants notified by email

Monday 31 July 2017

Employment offers made to trainees (by DHBs and/or Northern Regional Alliance)

Monday 7 August 2017

Acceptance date for trainees (to advise their DHB employers)

Monday 11 December 2017

Start date for trainees.