– Events

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.

VPI Update Seminar IX for Speech Language Therapists – 26 – 27 November 2018, Auckland

The VPI Update Seminar is a very popular and exciting two-day professional development event designed specifically for Speech Language Therapists. Based in Sydney, the seminar has been run on eight previous occasions, including in 2013 in Auckland (the first time the seminar had left Australia). Now, some five years later, we are very excited that the seminar is back on New Zealand soil!

Find out more!


Hanen Learning Language and Loving It™ Certification workshop – 29 November – 1 December 2018

Join us in Putaruru, NZ on 29 November- 1 December 2018 for the Learning Language and Loving It™ Certification workshop!

If you or someone you know trains or consults to educators of young children, The Hanen Centre has a training opportunity that’s worth investing in. The Learning Language and Loving It certification workshop equips you to deliver an evidence-based training to educators that has been shown to change teacher interactive behaviour in the long-term and increase children’s language use.

Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit our website.


PECS Level 1 Training in New Zealand

Christchurch: 6 & 7 Dec 2018
Auckland: 10 & 11 Dec 2018
More information and registration from: https://pecsaustralia.com/training-schedule/
CEU Hours: 13


Intensive course in dysphagia diagnosis and management – 28 January – 9 February 2019 – Christchurch

The course is targeted toward clinicians who are already practicing in medical speech pathology or those who wish to transition from education to health. We do not put a specific experience level on the course. It is intended to provide both skilled and novice clinicians with the fundamental
skills that they either were not taught in clinical training programmes, or have struggled to integrate into a busy clinical practice.


Engaging Collaborating Empowering Brisbane 2019 – a joint event for SPA and the NZSTA

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland Australia – 2-5 June 2019

Call for Papers

The 2019 Conference is a joint event for Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) and the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association (NZSTA).

The online abstract submission have now closed.

Brisbane will welcome you in 2019 for a conference that will be a great opportunity for delegates to experience Engaging, Collaborating and Empowering presentations.


Autism NZ FANZ (Framework for Autism in NZ)

When: Check link above
Where: Nationwide

FANZ 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.