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A guide for new graduate members, their supervisors and managers

The New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association is responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of the education, clinical practice and ethical conduct of its members.

Newly qualified speech-language therapists (from an NZSTA accredited programme or those with qualifications approved by the NZSTA) who wish to become Registered Members of the Association are required to complete the new graduate requirements. It is expected that new graduates work in a framework of best practice, abiding by the Code of Ethics and working within the principles of the Tiriti o Waitangi, particularly the principles of partnership, participation, and protection for both Māori and non-Māori clients.

When you submit your completed New Graduate Framework documentation to the admin office at, please include a letter of recommendation from your supervisor.