This is first of six professional experience practice (PEP) courses in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons) program that introduces students to the speech pathology professional practice through learning activities, including exposure to clinicians in the field and guest lecturers from a range of practice settings. It presents the foundational speech pathology practice skills in a range of practice areas and settings that speech pathologists work within to provide evidence-based, safe personcentered, family-centered and community-centered practice including specific vulnerable populations. Students will be introduced to the professional experience practice component of the program, the practice requirements and the Professional Standards of Practice for Speech Pathologists in Australia (2020) with the key principles underlying these professional standards domains. The achievement and assessment of Professional Standards via COMPASS assessment tool will also be discussed in detail with a focus on introductory level practice skills of assessment, analysis and interpretation. Students will participate in activities and experiences that will assist with the development of all domains of Professional Standards of Practice. The course will provide a minimum of 80 hours (two weeks at 40 hours/week) of supervised professional experience practice placement (PEP) with flexible support from the university.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 186kB).
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount