We welcome all speech-language therapists and undergraduate students to the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association.

Become a member of the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists' Association today! Support your profession and strengthen our ability to promote and advocate for speech-language therapy, as well as receiving fantastic benefits and support for yourself.

To join us, sign up to the site, fill out the relevant online membership application form and pay your subscription.

All students enrolled in accredited New Zealand programmes are warmly invited to join the NZSTA.

You must provide proof of your university programme and location. Membership is complimentary for students for the duration of study to complete your accredited course.

You may like to watch a recent webinar welcoming students to NZSTA.
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New Graduate

Newly qualified speech-language therapists (from an NZSTA-accredited programme or those with qualifications approved by the NZSTA) are required to complete the new graduate requirements.
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New Zealand Trained

All graduates of New Zealand-accredited programmes are warmly invited to join the NZSTA

If you are a current member and have completed your NG framework, do not submit a new application; email the office.

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Returning to Practice

It is great to see you back.  Speech-language therapists who have in the past been eligible for NZSTA membership but have not practised for three or more years are required to complete a Return to Practice (RTP) programme to ensure high standards are maintained. 

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Mutual Recognition Agreement

Individuals who hold certification or full membership and were trained under an accredited speech-language pathology/speech-language therapy programme by ASHA, SAC, SPA or RCSLT, or a full member of IASLT may meet the eligibility criteria to apply for membership under the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).

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Qualified Overseas - not MRA

If you trained outside New Zealand but do not meet the criteria of the mutual recognition agreement, you will need to have your qualifications approved.

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Change of membership status application

This form is for current NZSTA members to apply for a change in membership status. 

Change of membership status


Requirements for member applications