Practice (clinical) Education in Australia
Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) recognises the importance of practice education for speech pathology students who need to enter the profession with the appropriate skills and training.
Practice education is now occurring in an environment of more university programs and expanding student cohorts which is consequently increasing the demand for placements.
In 2017, Speech Pathology Australia commissioned a national report to provide an overview of current speech pathology clinical education in Australia.
Clinical Education in Australia: Building a profession for the future includes information about best practice and new and innovative recommendations for future developments in clinical education.
Clinical Education in Australia: Building a profession for the future .
Supporting Clinical Education and Placements during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Association released Supporting Clinical Education and Speech Pathology Placements during the COVID-19 pandemic as a resource for speech pathology placement providers, practice educators universities and students. It provides information on a range of facilitators and considerations to support the continuance of quality practice education in line with federal and state government guidelines and workplace directives provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Supporting Clinical Education and Speech Pathology Placements during the COVID-19 pandemic
Private Practitioners as Clinical Educators FAQ
This document provides responses to questions that Association members ask about private practitioners offering student placements and becoming a clinical educator. View the Private Practitioners as Clinical Educators FAQ.
Clinical Education Coordinator University Contacts
Speech pathologists interested in discussing or offering a speech pathology student placement at their workplace can view the details of all Australian University Clinical Education Coordinator Contacts .