Return to Practice Framework

The New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association (NZSTA) is responsible for the promotion and maintenance of the high standards of education, clinical practice and ethical conduct of its members. Speech Language Therapists who have in the past been eligible for membership of the NZSTA but have not practised for 3 or more years are required to complete a Return to Practice (RTP) programme to ensure these high standards are maintained. The programme is increasingly rigorous as the time since the most recent practice increases.


The Return to Practice Framework for registered members can be found here:

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The RTP Portfolio Summary Table can be downloaded here:

RTP Portfolio Summary Table >