There has been a lot of confusion around overseas qualified sterile technicians and the salaries that they can be offered.
Sterile technicians are on Tier 1 of the “Green List” which allows them a straight to residence visa as long as they meet stipulated criteria which includes having a job offer and their qualification verified by the NZSSA. If the qualifications are not assessed as the same as our level 4 certificate in sterilising technology they will not get a visa. Additionally they must be offered a salary of $29.66 per hour which equates to $61,692.80 a little above step 4 of the MECA therefore can be offered step 5.
Please log into the website below for full details. click on straight to residence visa and under role put in “operating theatre technician (sterile processing technician ) and you will find all details.