Unit description

Assists students to integrate knowledge, skills and attitudes and reach entry level competency in providing assessment, planning intervention, managing speech pathology services and documenting outcomes for adults with speech, language, voice, fluency or swallowing disorders. Students consolidate required knowledge, skills and attitudes during a supervised external clinic placement.

Unit content

Students participate in 30 days of supervised external clinic placements (e.g. in hospital and community settings) where students are expected to demonstrate entry level competency in assessing and/or providing intervention for adult clients with communication and/or swallowing disorders according to Competency- based Occupational Standards (CBOS Revised 2011 - Speech Pathology Australia). There is ongoing feedback on students' clinical performance during the placement.

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (Weeks 8,10,12)
Tutorial online 30 minutes (Weeks 8,10,12)
Community/Professional placement 8 hours (30 days)
Learning planSR
Clinical skillsSR
Exam: vivaSR
Clinical skillsSR

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

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Fee information


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