New Graduate Framework

The New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association is responsible for the promotion and maintenance of high standards of the education, clinical practice and ethical conduct of its members. Newly qualified speech-language therapists (from a 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 Treaty of Waitangi, particularly the principles of partnership, participation, and protection for both Māori and non-Māori clients.


The New Graduate Framework can be found here:

New Graduate Framework


The New Graduate Portfolio Summary Table and Supervision log can be downloaded here:

NGF Portfolio Summary Table

NGF Supervision Log


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