What do I need to do before I travel or work overseas?Contact the Board to advise you will be ceasing to work in New Zealand. Take some time to familiarise yourself with the Return to Practise process for when you return. If you are moving to Australia and wish to work there check out the agreement we have with the Dietitians Association of Australia – the MRVRC.
Before you fly off:
1. Make sure the current year’s MyCCP is all up to date – minimum credits completed and logged.
2. Make sure you have completed the current MOODLE Prescriber Update for the current practising year if you are a prescriber.
3. Advise the Board when you have finished working and we will change your status to Non-Practising.
4. If you are supervising anyone you will need to sign off on them and they will need to get a new supervisor – if you want to continue supervising them you will need to retain your APC and renew for the next practising year – you cannot be a supervisor unless you hold a current APC.
5. Put a reminder in your calendar to renew your APC in plenty of time before returning to work in New Zealand  
6. Put a reminder in your calendar to complete the MOODLE Prescriber update before you return to work  
7. Put a reminder in your calendar that in March each year you must make a Non-Practising declaration and pay the $50 fee.
And remember, always keep your contact details updated via the Dietitians login.
What do I need to do before I take parental leave? Contact the Board to advise you will be taking parental leave. Take some time to familiarise yourself with the Return to Practise process.
Before you go on leave:
1. Make sure the current year’s MyCCP is all up to date – minimum credits completed and logged.
2. Make sure you have completed the current MOODLE Prescriber Update for the current practising year if you are a prescriber.
3. Contact the Board – we will then change your status to Non-Practising.
4. Put a reminder in your calendar that in March you must make a Non-Practising declaration and pay the $50 fee.
5. If you are supervising anyone you will need to sign off on them and they will need to get a new supervisor – if you want to continue supervising them you will need to retain your APC and renew for the next practising year – you cannot be a supervisor unless you hold a current APC.
6. Put a reminder in your calendar to renew your APC in plenty of time before returning to work   
7. Put a reminder in your calendar to either complete the MOODLE Prescriber update before you return to work or ensure you complete it prior to 31 March.  Check out this graphic 
Once I have my university result, how long is it expected to take to get my registration conferred? Once we have received your course completion letter from your education provider/university and there are no other outstanding documents your registration will be complete within ten working days – normally sooner.
Do I need to have my university results back before applying for registration? No. You can send in your application to register together with all the required documents, while waiting for your course completion letter from the education provider/university. This gets sent to us directly.  As soon as we receive this we can proceed with your application.
For further information refer to NZ Grads
Is there any benefit to having an APC as a new graduate if I am still looking for employment?  Yes, if you are proactively seeking work and you hold an APC, you will be available for work immediately you are offered one. You can undertake professional development (MyCCP), even if you are not employed yet.  In order to do any type of work whether it’s voluntary or paid employment, you need to hold a current APC. Please refer to Registration and APC guidelines
Do I need to find a supervisor in order to apply for an APC? No, you do not. You can immediately apply for your APC once you are registered. 
Please read this Registration and APC guidelines
Do I need to find a supervisor in order to hold an APC if I do not currently have a role as a dietitian? As soon as you start working whether it is paid or voluntary employment you need to have a supervisor should you have the condition to work under supervision on your APC.
Please refer to this Registration and APC Guidelines and Supervision

Where can I find a suitable supervisor?       
Your supervisor may be at your place of employment, or it can be any other suitable supervisor with whom you can schedule the required meetings, as well as formal and informal supervision sessions.
With today’s technology it is quite easy to make such arrangements if you should find yourself in an environment where there are no, or very few available supervisors in the area where you work and live.
Refer to the Practice Supervision Policy  for further information about supervision
You can also contact Dietitians New Zealand, the professional association, at ceo@dietitians.org.nz for an indication of suitable supervisors located in the area you might live and work.