Unless stated otherwise, these events are not being run by or in conjunction with the NZSTA.  If you would like to list an upcoming event on this website, please contact National Office.

 Please note events are listed chronologically.

Whatever It Takes 2019

Auckland | 12-15th November

The Whatever It Takes team is pleased to announce that they will be coming back to the beautiful AUT campus this coming November for another year of the Whatever It Takes course.

This year we will be presenting a number of new approaches to behavior management as well as case examples and exercises that help participants feel confident about applying the techniques in their home or professional setting.

A new topic in this year’s course will be achieving greater empathy in clients that may have lost the ability to recognize emotions in others.

Here is what you can expect:

  • The Level One course will be held on November 12th-15th at the Auckland University of Technology city campus
  • Early Bird registration rates are currently available on our website
  • They now have a new Facebook page that will help keep you informed about upcoming important dates or general course information! Like us!

For registration click here.

MND New Zealand Research Conference

Auckland | 9 December 2019

MND New Zealand, in association with the NZ MND Research Network, will be hosting the inaugural MND New Zealand Research Conference on the 9th December in Auckland.

This is an opportunity to learn more about the latest developments in MND research and advances in the clinical management of MND.

Click here to register or find out more.

Literacy Intensive with Sally Clendon and Jane Farrall

Auckland | 20 -24 April 2020

The Literacy For All Intensive Course is a 5-day instructional course that covers theoretical and practical aspects of comprehensive literacy instruction for children and adults with disabilities, including complex communication needs. The course covers literacy teaching for both emergent and conventional readers and writers, assessment tools for a range of literacy learners and access to a number of practical resources through the course website.

The course is designed for anyone who wants to support one or more students with disabilities to improve their literacy skills, including teachers, leadership teams, therapists and parents. Click here to find out more.

New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association 2020 Conference

Christchurch | 31 August 2020 to 2 September 2020

We will be gathering to celebrate our research and clinical work on 31 August 2020 to 2 September 2020 in Christchurch at the Chateau on the Park – a DoubleTree by Hilton.  Calls for papers and registration details will be coming in due course.

Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech: From Toddlers to Teens

Auckland | 28th September 2020, Professor Tricia McCabe

This 1-day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event is intended for Speech-Language Therapists with an interest in paediatric speech disorders. Although students may attend, the content is more suited to clinicians with previous clinical exposure to children with complex speech disorders.

Following this event participants will:

  • Understand recent research developments in treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).
  • Choose an appropriate intervention approach or approaches, based on the latest evidence.
  • Learn about resources which will help them implement evidence based practice in treatment of CAS.
  • Discuss problem solving in treatment of children with CAS.

Speech Language Therapists interested in this event can register by clicking here.

For more information about the event and other CPD events, go here.

Dr Oliver Beacon Award

Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand is proud to honour, acknowledge and celebrate individuals, groups or services providing a positive contribution to service, care, improvement, or innovation in support of people with MND.

Dr David Oliver, internationally acclaimed physician who has dedicated much of his life to enhancing the quality of life of people with MND through his practice, his writing and his teaching, generously agreed to his name to be associated with this prestigious award.

Each year has a theme and the 2019 theme was: Acknowledging an individual or team making a difference on the journey of people or families living with motor neurone disease.

To download the nomination form for 2020 click here.

Autism NZ FANZ (Framework for Autism in NZ)

When: Check link above
Where: Nationwide

FANZ runs a number of events. For example there is a two-day introductory programme about autism that enables participants to create a framework for understanding and supporting a person with autism. FANZ is specifically designed for family/whānau/caregivers, educators, health professionals, and anyone involved with a child or adult on the Autism Spectrum, who wants a further understanding about autism and practical strategies, to enhance the lives and maximise the learning opportunities of those with autism


“Evidence based practice website for speech language therapists called speechBITE – Speech Pathology Best Interventions and Treatment Efficacy database. SpeechBITE is a freely available international EBP resource.”


CEU Allied Health is a continued education unit provider regarding Speech Language Pathology. A range of recorded and self-study courses are available.

Self-study/recorded courses online can be purchased now in the areas of:

1. Utilization of FEESST to Predict Aspiration Risk
2. Tracheostomy and Ventilator Dependent Population: Dysphagia
3. Multi-Disciplinary Dysphagia Team for Pressure Ulcer Management
4. Internal Branch Superior Laryngeal Nerve: Sensory/Swallow Functions
5. Endoscopic Swallowing Exam for Dysphagia Assessment
6. Tracheostomy Tube Use for Adult and Geriatric Patients
7. The FEESST Exam and the Use of Anesthesia

Ceuallied Health would like to bring your attention to a recorded self-study course “The iPad: Technology Tool for Communication and Language”  which is available for $29.99. The course has audio, pictorial, and video content and is .15 CEU points.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Visiting Professional Programme in Speech & Language

The Visiting Professional Programmes (VPPs), also known as attachments, are offered to clinicians who wish to undertake a period of observership or undertake hands on clinical practice and experience Guy’s and St Thomas’ in operation as a quaternary London teaching hospital. Programmes typically range from six weeks to twelve months.

The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Visiting Professional Programme offers the opportunity to work within multiple speech and language specialties within our adult services, specifically ENT, voice, and head and neck oncology services. The programme is set in both the hospital workplace, integrating visitors into the adult SLT team, and within a community setting. Click the link above to find out more.