Professional Development Guidelines

This is a graphic of the Professional Development Guiding Principles Poster. This poster can be accessed from this page.Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) is strongly committed to the professional development of its members. The Association recognises that professional development (PD) is inherent to speech pathology practice and recognises that all speech pathologists have a responsibility to their clients and other stakeholders to undertake ‘life-long learning’.

Such learning ensures the professional knowledge of all members remains current, relevant and evidence-based. Fundamental to Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) Certified Practising Membership is the obligation to maintain professional standards and abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics 2010. All Association members are bound by the Association’s code of ethics.

On this page are a range of materials to assist Association members with their ongoing professional development.