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Unit description

Provides students with opportunities to apply knowledge and skills developed throughout the Bachelor of Speech Pathology and demonstrate Entry level competency in relation to Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS 2011). 

Unit content

Students will complete two professional placements of supervised speech pathology practice. Each placement will equate to approximately 24-30 full days of practice. The format for each placement is typically 5 days for 5 weeks or 4 days for 6 weeks or 3 days for 8 weeks.

One placement will be intended to be predominantly focused on working with adult populations and the other placement will be intended to be predominantly focused on working with child populations.

Placements will be intended to provide students with direct experience across the range of practice areas of speech pathology (speech, voice, language, fluency, swallowing, and multi-modal communication), however the nature of experiences available will vary from placement to placement.

Placement will be available across a variety of different settings including rural and remote communities.

Within each placement, students will work under supervision of at least one clinical educator. Students' performance within each placement will be assessed using COMPASS as a means to assess clinical competence across the Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS Revised 2011, Speech Pathology Australia).

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate entry level competence across Professional Competencies and Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS, 2011) when working with adult clients across the range of practice areas of speech pathologyIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate entry level competence across Professional Competencies and Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS, 2011) when working with child clients across the range of practice areas of speech pathologyIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate entry level competence across Professional Competencies and Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS, 2011) when working with adult clients across the range of practice areas of speech pathology
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate entry level competence across Professional Competencies and Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS, 2011) when working with child clients across the range of practice areas of speech pathology
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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