Welcome to the NZ Society of Diversional Therapists Inc


The goal of the NZSDT Inc. is to provide quality service and education in all aspects of Diversional Therapy. By providing activities that improve the lives of those in our care and promoting the highest standards of Diversional Therapy, through understanding, education, and the encouragement and cooperation of fellow Diversional Therapists.


As a professional organisation full registration is open to individuals currently employed in the field of Diversional Therapy. This includes Diversional Therapists, Motivation Therapists, Activity Therapists, Activities or Recreation Officers and Occupational Therapy Aides.


All DT’s follow the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the NZ Society of Diversional Therapy, which is also a requirement of all tutors and assessors.

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UNITEC DT Major Coming Soon!

Posted on: 14/10/2017


UNITEC First Official Diversional Therapy promotional flyer.

Could I please ask you to start passing this out to your networks. It would be great if we could raise the awareness of the new major around the diversional therapy sector.

Please remember though, that the major isn’t yet approved. Hopefully we will find out soon!
But by raising awareness and having people talking to UNITEC, we will help them to check people’s levels of interest on this major across the country.

Remember the ultimate goal is to have this major deliver across all New Zealand  from Levels 4-7.

Thank you to Daniel Stamp and Nikki Hurst for the huge amount of work in helping us to achieve this dream.

Best Regards,
Orquidea Tamayo Mortera
NZSDT Inc. Vice President