The Podiatrists Board of New Zealand has accepted the Occupational English Test (OET) as an approved English test for podiatrists applying for registration with the Board. The Board will accept ‘A’ or ‘B’ grades in each of OET’s four sub-tests – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing – and will acknowledge the test having being taken within the two years prior to application.
The Board operates under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 and is the regulatory body for the occupation of podiatry (and chiropody) in New Zealand. Its primary role is to protect the public interest by helping to ensure that podiatrists are safe and competent to practice. Anyone who wishes to practice in New Zealand as a podiatrist must be registered with the Board and hold a current Practising Certificate.