We welcome all speech-language therapists and undergraduate students to the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association.


All students enrolled in accredited New Zealand programmes are warmly invited to join NZSTA.

You must provide proof of your university course and location.

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New Graduate

Newly qualified speech-language therapists (from an NZSTA accredited programme or those with qualifications approved by the NZSTA) are required to complete the new graduate requirements.

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New Zealand Trained

All graduates of New Zealand accredited programmes can apply here. 

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Returning to Practice

It is great to see you back.  Speech-language therapists who have in the past been eligible for membership of the NZSTA but have not practised for three or more years are required to complete a Return to Practice (RTP) programme to ensure high standards are maintained. 

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Mutual Recognition Agreement

Individuals who hold certification or full membership and were trained under an
an accredited speech-language pathology/speech-language therapy programme by ASHA, SAC, SPA or RCSLT, or a full member of IASLT may meet the eligibility criteria to apply for membership under the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).

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Qualified Overseas - not MRA

If you trained overseas but do not meet the criteria of the mutual recognition agreement, you will need to have your qualifications approved.


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