Pay for speech-language therapists varies depending on experience.
Sources : District Health Board / PSA, Allied, Public Health and Technical 'Multi Employer Collective Agreement; and New Zealand Speech-
language Therapists' Association.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Speech-language therapists may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Speech-language therapists need to have :
Speech-language therapists :
To become a speech-language therapist you need to :
Speech-language therapy scholarships
The Ministry of Education offers speech-language therapy scholarships to students who intend to work with children.
Vulnerable Children Act
The Vulnerable Children Act 2014 means that if you have certain serious convictions, you can’t be employed in a role where you are responsible for, or work alone with, children.
A tertiary entrance qualification is required to enter further training. Useful subjects include biology, chemistry, health, languages, te reo Māori and English.
Speech-language therapists need to be :
Experience with young children is useful.
Speech-language therapists need to have clear speech and good hearing.
Speech-language therapists need to be registered with the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists' Association.