The Overseas Assessment Competent Authority Pathway
When you have registered with the Osteopathic Council New Zealand
(OCNZ) you will need to apply for an Annual Practising Certificate
(APC). Your APC will have the "Preceptorship" condition on the scope of
practice and this means that you need to successfully complete the
12-month Competent Authority Pathway Programme (CAPP) before this
condition can be removed.
The assessment process has been designed to ensure you have
appropriate opportunities to demonstrate your capability as an osteopath
and you have several types of assessments to undertake. It is
recognised that some capabilities are best tested in practical ways,
some can be tested through written and verbal tests, and some can only
really be assessed when you are performing your actual tasks as an
osteopath in a real work situation. Accordingly, the CAPP process has
been carefully designed to ensure you have sufficient opportunities to
demonstrate your capabilities. Additionally, many capabilities can be
assessed in more than one type of assessment / test and so by using
several assessments to assess various capabilities we can ensure that we
are appropriately reviewing your skills. Borderline candidates are also
given the opportunity for feedback and the work place based programme
ensures that you are given guidance if you need to increase your skills
to the required level.
Click here to view the Competent Authority Pathway Programme (CAPP) Guide.
The fee to undertake the CAPP is $3,600 (GST Inclusive) and is payable prior to you applying for your annual practising