Applicants who meet the entry requirements, or who plan to meet the entry requirements, are required to attend an interview and complete an observation day at a UCOL supported practicum centre. Selection will be based on the result of the interview and the observation day. Early applications are encouraged as the interview process commences on 1 October.
To ensure safety within the clinical environment, applicants must demonstrate good written and oral communication skills during the selection process. It is recommended that all applicants whose first language is not English have a level of English at least IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent. Places for international students are limited.
Because students with little or no Physics and/or Calculus have lower chances of succeeding in this programme, it is strongly recommended that, to improve their chances of success, such students complete the Certificate in Science and Health prior to enrolling in this programme.
Prior to registration with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB), all graduates are required to provide a New Zealand Justice department issued record of criminal convictions. Applicants are advised that any health issues or criminal convictions may preclude them from successful registration with the Medical Radiation Technologists' Board as per the Health Practitioners' Competency Assurance Act (HPCA Act, 2003).
UCOL will undertake a safety check of all students prior to enrolment to ensure UCOL meets the legislative requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act, 2014. UCOL will do this on behalf of Hospitals, District Health Boards, and radiography providers which host UCOL student placements. The safety check involves confirming the student's work history, verifying their suitability to work with children with a trusted referee, and completing New Zealand Police vetting.