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.

Palliative Care Lecture Series 2020

Teleconference | various dates

This education opportunity is designed for healthcare professionals with an interest in palliative care. The lectures will be delivered via teleconference with a PowerPoint presentation. The lectures take place on the first Thursday of every month from February to December 2020 from 7.30 to 8.30am.

You can find out more information about this event here

Parkinson’s Seminar – Wairarapa

22 October 2020 

Copthorne Solway
High Street

For full information and to register click here

Literacy Instruction for Children with Complex Communication and Learning Needs

This practical two-day course will be held in the following locations in 2020/2021.

New Plymouth, 29 and 30 October 2020 – registrations now open

Stratford War Memorial Hall, 4332/55 Miranda Street, Stratford

Auckland – postponed until March 2021

Venue TBC

This practical two-day course will be presented by Sally Clendon, PhD

You can find out more information about this event here

AuSAE LINC Conference

Wellington 8 – 10 November 2020

Together we can help Build for the Future
Challenge yourself to embrace change and take your association to new heights at the 2020 LINC Conference. Bringing association professionals new ideas, trends, and best practices.

Visit conference website

Register here

Talking Mats Course

Auckland 11 November 2020, 9am – 3.45pm

Talking Mats® has the potential for use with a wide range of people. It is a visual framework, which helps people think about issues and provides them with a way of expressing their views more easily.

Participants have included Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Doctors, Nurses, Advocacy Workers, Service Planners, Social Workers, Speech-Language Therapists, Care Workers, Teachers, Rehabilitation Assistants, Researchers, Psychologists.

Clients can include people with a learning disability, stroke, dementia, neurological difficulties, mental health issues, the elderly, children and young people.

This one-day Foundation Training Course delivered by Talking Mats Accredited Trainers, combines hands-on experience of Talking Mats with role-play, discussion and reflection of the use of the tool in a variety of real-life situations.

Fee: $330 per person (including GST). Fee includes a Talking Mats symbol set of your choosing.
Morning tea provided. BYO lunch.
Courses need a minimum of 8 people to run.

For further information and to download the flier here

Please email if you would like to enquire about running a course in your area.

Speech Language Therapy Practice with Trans and Gender Diverse adults and young people

17 and 24 November 2020

A Zoom workshop facilitated by Dr. Jenni Oates

For full information and to register, view brochure

Contact person: Meghann Grawburg, PhD

Intensive course in Dysphagia Diagnosis & Management

Christchurch | Two full weeks, Monday – Saturday inclusive: 25 Jan to 6 February 2021

Registration Fee:   $1300 NZD incl GST

To register interest please email or FB message Prof Maggie-lee Huckabee


NZSTA 2021 Conference

Christchurch | Monday 30 August – Wednesday 1 September 2021

Aoraki Iho Ake: Grounded – Aspiring – Connected

For more information visit the Conference website page.

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.