For Australian trained speech pathologists working overseas can be a fun and rewarding experience. Before you consider such an option you must prepare by researching the requirements for the state/province of the country you wish to work in before leaving Australia or accepting a position.
Membership of the (foreign) country’s Association is not a permit or approval to work. Some countries with licensure/regulatory bodies have additional requirements that speech pathologists have to satisfy to be able to work.
The Mutual Recognition of Professional Associations Credentials (MRA) has been developed to facilitate Australian and overseas trained speech pathologists gain membership of signatory Associations. The purpose of the MRA is to foster international collaboration and streamline processes.
Countries and associations that are not signatories to the MRA will have their own specific processes. Find out more by visiting the relevant country/associations websites. The American Speech-Language Hearing Association maintains a list of International Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Associations and their websites.
If you require a Skills Assessment for Migration for your Australian qualification complete an Application for Skills Assessment for Migration Purposes and return it to the Association's National Office.
Working Overseas and Letters of Good Standing - what you need to know .
The Association will provide a Letter of Good Standing as a service to current financial members who have full Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) status and have been a voting member for a minimum of 12 months (student membership is not included) directly prior to the request being made. Members with Provisional CPSP status are not eligible for a Letter of Good Standing.
Learn more about the Mutual Recognition of Professional Associations Credentials (MRA).