Speech NZ is a New Zealand-based examination body. All our staff (National Office, examiners, assessors, and supervisors) are located in New Zealand. The organisation began in 1964 and has forged a position of credibility as an examination provider. There are a few key reasons that being local is a strength:

  • Our syllabi are written and revised by New Zealanders. The content and tasks are relevant and specific to New Zealand candidates.
  • Our National Office team are all based in New Zealand and are extremely approachable. You can speak to someone on the phone, or email with our team, and enjoy quick response times and local kiwi customer service.
  • Because our examiners and supervisors are all based in New Zealand, during the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing travel restrictions, we were able to pivot quickly to ensure examinations were able to continue – either with local examiners (those not needing to fly), postponed examinations, or in some cases, Zoom examinations.