CBOS Review Stakeholder Consultation

The review of the Competency Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathologists – Entry Level (CBOS) is an important initiative of Speech Pathology Australia (the Association). It will support the development of a future ready workforce capable of delivering best practice and fulfilling the vision and aspirations articulated in Speech Pathology 2030: making futures happen project. Importantly, the revised standards will be relevant to all speech pathologists wishing to work in Australia, throughout their career.

The CBOS Revie project began in mid-2018 and has involved an extensive consultation and research process throughout 2019. Draft standards, currently titled Professional Standards for Speech Pathologists in Australia have been developed. The final draft is anticipated by end-2019.

The Association sought feedback on the draft standards from stakeholders including:

  • users of speech pathology services;
  • employers of speech pathologists;
  • professional associations;
  • universities;
  • organisations; and
  • speech pathologists (Speech Pathology Australia members and non-members).

When the standards are finalised, there will be extensive consultation with members and stakeholders to develop an implementation plan. Education opportunities about the new standards will also be provided. This work will take place in 2020. The current CBOS will continue to be used until further notice.

Feedback - other resources from 2019

View Background to Professional standards for speech pathologists in Australia Working Draft This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF..

Listen to the Speak Up podcast: CBOS review update.

View the CBOS Review Public Consultation Process – A Visual Summary This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF..

Watch a recording of a recent webinar that provides a concise overview of the new draft standards.

Feedback - questions?

Questions or queries about the review of CBOS or the stakeholder consultation should be directed to the Association’s Manager of Professional Standards