Become a Student Member
As a student member of NZSTA you will receive all these general Member Benefits and more!
· Monthly e-mail updates containing what’s new, upcoming events, important dates and information
· Clinical Issue – a new knowledge-sharing initiative
· Access to information on upcoming conferences, seminars and workshops nationally and internationally
· The NZSTA quarterly newsletter, Communication Matters - you can select whether you receive a hard copy or a link to it on-line as part of your subscription. See Publications
· The annual peer reviewed New Zealand Journal of Speech-language Therapy - you can select whether you receive a hard copy or a link to it as part of your subscription. See Publications
· Access to Special Interest Groups (SIG) which offer valuable support and professional development opportunities
· Access to a network of SLTs through online forums and area meetings
Recognition and Encouragement to Excel
· Heavily discounted member rates for professional development events, including workshops, seminars, teleconferences and podcasts (coming soon)
· Heavily discounted registration for the NZSTA Biennial Conference and in alternate years the NZSTA Professional Development Seminar
· The opportunity to apply for the NZSTA awards and funding grants. These offer financial support to attend conferences or workshops and assistance to undertake research either nationally or internationally.
Exclusive on-line Resources
· Access to the NZSTA website ‘members area’ with resources available to download
· Access to the website discussion forums
· The opportunity to contribute to your profession through area meetings, working groups, consultation groups are examples
· The opportunity to share your experience, knowledge and skills with members in a supportive environment by presenting at an area meeting or at a professional development event
· The opportunity, support and encouragement to get research published and/or present it
PLUS much much more…
Additional Benefits for Student Members:
- Access to student representatives in any of the NZSTA accredited university training programme. Networks are developed by your representatives with the other programmes and link you directly to the Executive Council of NZSTA
- The opportunity to attend area meetings and meet practising therapists.
- Access to the Student section of the NZSTA website which includes downloadable student-developed resources and information for starting your careers as an SLT
- Eligibility for nomination for the student achievement award – presented to one student from each NZ training programme
- Eligibility to apply for scholarships and awards
Go on, take the first step on the path for a lifetime of benefits from NZSTA
Support to develop your skills as a New Graduate
Once you graduate and become a provisional member of the Association you will receive supervision* while you gain experience before progressing to full membership.
* this needs to be organised by you and your employer, however, if required, NZSTA will assist in identifying a suitable supervisor outside your workplace.
Once you become a full member you will have access to the Mutual Recognition Agreement. This enables members of signatory associations to apply for mutual recognition of their credentials from the other signatory associations – currently Speech Pathology Australia (SPA), the Royal College of Speech Language Therapist (RCSLT – UK), Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT) and the NZSTA. Put simply,a cost effective way of becoming a member of an international association if you wish to work overseas at any stage in your career.