Authorisation Under Section 23



GUIDELINES TO MAKE APPLICATION FOR AUTHORISATION OF VETERINARY TECHNOLOGISTS IN TERMS OF
SECTION 23(1)(c)

1. SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATION

1. The guidelines below are in addition to those already mentioned in the preamble, general guidelines and explanatory notes; and
2. Persons so authorised will be subject to the code of conduct for Veterinary Technologists as well as that of the South African Association of Veterinary Technologists (SAAVT), the ethical rules of Council and a recognised ethical committee (if applicable) and the disciplinary powers of Council.

2. GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS IN CATEGORY B1 [SERVICE RENDERING), B2(INDUSTRY), B3(RESEARCH) AND B4(TRAINING AND EDUCATION)]

1. Authorisation will be restricted to those duties and/or functions and/or activities which would normally involve the practising of the profession of a veterinary technologist as defined in the Act and performed on behalf of and whilst in the employ of the relevant institution;
2. Authorisation will be valid for a maximum period of 2 years;
3. The possibility of long-term authorisation as a result of fixed employment with the specific employer may be considered at Council’s discretion;
4. Renewal of authorisation will only be considered for individuals in fixed employment and is subject to enrollment, in an accredited learning program, with the intention of obtaining the minimum requirement qualification for registration as a veterinary technologist with Council. Subsequent applications for authorisation will only be considered, at the discretion of Council, on receipt of a satisfactory progress in the accredited learning program and submitted by the institution and person under whose supervision the candidate performs his or her duties; and
5. In both instances, confirmation of adherence to international Good Practice Guidelines and/or adherence to the National Code on Animal Experimentation should be provided.

C. GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS WITH APPROPRIATE TRAINING.

1. Appropriate training is defined as at least two to three years experience performing duties, functions and activities in a veterinary laboratory and/ or related veterinary or para-veterinary qualifications not recognised by Council; and
2. Authorisation will only be considered, at the discretion of Council, for persons under the employed supervision of a person registered with Council (see explanatory notes).

D. GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS WITHOUT APPROPRIATE TRAINING.

1. Authorisation will only be considered, at the discretion of Council, on proof of enrollment in an accredited learning program with the intention of acquiring the appropriate training and the minimum required qualification for registration as a veterinary technologist with Council; and
2. Authorisation will only be considered, at the discretion of Council, for persons under the employed, direct and continuous supervision of a person registered with Council (see explanatory notes).

 

 

Links to African Council websites

Veterinary Statutory Bodies in Africa
http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/en/RC/en_vsbs.html

Veterinary Council of Namibia
http://www.van.org.na/section.php?secid=10

Veterinary Council of Zimbabwe (department of livestock and veterinary services)
http://www.dlvs.gov.zw/

Kenya Veterinary Board
http://kenyavetboard.org/

Veterinary Council of Tanzania
http://www.mifugouvuvi.go.tz/vertinary-council-of-tanzania/

Botswana Veterinary Association
http://www.bva.org.bw/bva_content.php?id=2

You are here: Home Authorisation Under Section 23