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.

Dysphagia: Swallowing Difficulties and Medicines

Online | 6 week course, free

This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia.

Start straight away and learn at your own pace.

You can find out more information about this event here

2021 People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards

Nominations for the 2021 People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards opened 15 February and will run through to 7 June. The Minister for Disability Issues Hon Carmel Sepuloni will announce the winners, including the Supreme Award, at a 90-minute hybrid awards presentation on Tuesday 15 June.

The Awards will highlight the opportunity for businesses to grow customers, personnel and sales by reaching out to the estimated one million New Zealanders who have access needs. While the Government is progressing its ‘Accelerating Accessibility’ programme, it makes sense for businesses to get ahead of the curve.

Last year’s 2020 People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards helped increase awareness of the Access Alliance’s ‘Access Matters Campaign’ across a range of media and an increasing number of Kiwis. As a result, more Supporting Organisations, Business Champions for Accessibility Legislation and individual supporters have joined our movement to make Aotearoa New Zealand accessible for everyone.

Now we urge you to spread the word about the 2021 People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards to your people, you customers and your networks. This is also an opportunity for you to promote your organisation’s commitment to creating a fairer and more inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.

Here are a few ways you can assist with promotion of the Awards:

If you require any assistance with your promotional activity, please contact: David Cullen, Campaigns Platform Coordinator +64220782865

You can find out more information about this event 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 2020 theme is: Excellence in Solution Finding.

To download the nomination form for 2020 click here.


“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.