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:

  • Re-post Access Alliance 2021 People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards social media posts and news stories in your internal and external communications. For example, the recent ‘Nominations Open!’ announcement.
  • Nominate your organisation or other businesses who you believe demonstrate accessibility. Nomination dates and criteria for all eight ‘areas of life’ categories can be found at the 2021 Awards webpage.
  • Promote voting in each category when it opens.

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

2021 START Training Programme – Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention Workshop

April, June & October 2021

This two-day workshop is designed for speech language therapists who are interested in using the Lidcombe Program. The workshop will include short lectures, small and large group activities, viewing and discussion of clinic visit videos, and case discussions.

The Lidcombe Program workshops are facilitated by Anna Hearne and Tika Ormond

Dates: Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 April 2021
Time: 9:00am to 4:00 pm
Venue: Ministry of Education Lower Hutt office
Level 2/19 Market Grove, Lower Hutt

Dates: Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 June 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm each day
Venue: Zoom

Dates: Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 October 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Venue: The Stichbury Bidwill Centre
251 Campbell Road, Greenlane

Cost: $440.00 per person
This includes workshop manual and certificate
For in person workshops – morning and afternoon tea is provided. BYO lunch

For more information and to register click here

2021 START Training Programme – Working with School Age Children who Stutter Workshop

April, August & November 2021

This one-day workshop is a practical workshop for speech language therapists working with school-aged children who stutter. The workshop will be interactive with case studies, videos and role-plays. START’s specialist speech language therapists, Anna Hearne and Brittney Mackie,  will facilitate these workshops.

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Venue: Ministry of Education Christchurch office
48 Hereford Street, West End

Dates: Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 August 2021
Times: 9:00 am to 12.30 pm each day
Venue: Zoom

Date: Monday 1 November 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Venue: The Stichbury Bidwill Centre
251 Campbell Road, Greenlane

A half-day workshop, offered approx. three months after the one-day workshop, is a follow up ‘hands-on’ session which provides you with the opportunity to practise specific techniques and discuss case studies. SLTs who have attended a one-day workshop in previous years are welcome to attend these workshops. These will be offered via Zoom.

Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Date: Tuesday 30 November 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Cost: $220.00 per person – one-day workshop
$110.00 per person – half-day workshop
$300.00 per person – for both workshops

This includes workshop manual and certificate
For in person workshops – morning and afternoon tea is provided. BYO lunch

For more information and to register click here

ATANZ – Describing and supporting complex communication needs for adults with intellectual disability – webinar 

Tuesday 11 May 2021 | 12.30pm – 2.00pm

Presented by Speech Language Therapist Hannah Barnes

In this webinar, Hannah will discuss how Spectrum Care, a disability support provider, describes
people’s receptive and expressive language in a way that is strengths based, and can help to
identify the support needs a person may have. This webinar will cover:

  • Describing receptive and expressive language for a wide range of communication abilities.
  • Practical tips and strategies for working with people with different communication abilities.
  • Working in complex environments – the practical and logistical considerations when implementing communication supports in a supported living setting.
  • Working closely with direct support staff, and networks around a person with a disability to
    maximise communication, independence, engagement and whanaungatanga (connection).

Register online on the ATANZ website –

For more information about the event click here

Sounds Evidence: Clinical Management of SSD in Children (ONLINE event) 

15 and 17 June 2021 | ONLINE
Recording of both sessions available until 22 June 2021

This series of two 3-hour tele-training modules is intended for students and practitioners in speech-language pathology/speech-language therapy interested in evidence based interventions for children with speech sound disorders.

Following this event participants will be able to:

  • Complete the phonological analyses of disordered speech using an error analysis (PVM analysis) and a systematic analysis (SPACS).
  • Apply current research evidence to design and implement an appropriate methodology for a child’s speech sound disorder.
  • Use clinical reasoning to select the most appropriate models for phonological analysis, target selection, and intervention.

Speech Language Therapists interested in this event can register via Humanitix

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

NZ Rehabilitation Association Conference 2021 – Achieving Equity in Rehabilitation

17 – 19 September 2021 | Rotorua

On behalf of the organising committee, you are warmly invited to Rotorua, 17-19 September 2021, to participate in a national hui to discuss, debate, and share knowledge about rehabilitation in Aotearoa.

Key dates:

Register here

South African Speech and Hearing Association Conference 2021 – Reframing the Future

15 – 16 October 2021 | Virtual

The storm that is COVID, is forcing us to rethink how we live, learn and work. This time of disruption is also a time of opportunity that can help us to rebuild and operate, not for business as usual but for business as better.

Full information – click here 

Abstract submissions to be submitted by 17 May 2021

ORL21 – NZ Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Wairakei Resort & Conference Centre Taupō | 9 – 12 November 2021. 

The scientific committee has organised a world class academic program that covers all the subgroups of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The committee has invited international and national experts to participate in the meeting. A wonderful social program is organised by the social committee that I am sure all the delegates and their partners will enjoy.

Conference  Registration will open on Monday 3 May 2021 – click here

You can find out more information about this event 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.