Private Practice Essentials

Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) provides its members with information about how to set up and run a practice. This includes information about privacy, the Association's Code of Ethics, core Association documents, indemnity insurance and other useful templates. It also provides members with the opportunity to list in the Find a Speech Pathology Search.

Core Association Documents

You will find links to all of Association's Core Documents; including, Scope of Practice, Principles of Practice, Parameters of Practice, Positions Statements and Clinical Guidelines. 

Private Practice

Guide to Setting Up a Private Practice

If you are considering establishing a practice this Guide to Setting Up A Private Practice This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF. provides advice and essential information that will help you set up your business, large or small.

Private Practice - Policy and Procedure Manual and Templates

It is important that you have a comprehensive set of business policies and procedures for your practice. The Association has developed the Private Speech Pathology Policy and Procedure Manual This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF. for members working in private practice.

The Private Speech Pathology Policy and Procedure Manual - Templates This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in Microsoft Word Format. are also available that can be adapted to your own individual needs and circumstances.

Private Practice Privacy Guide and Privacy Guide Templates

Privacy of personal information, including health information, is a legal requirement. The Association's Private Speech Pathology Practice Privacy Guide This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF. provides members, particularly those working in private practice, with information and resources so they may increase their understanding and knowledge of current privacy legislation and the Australian privacy principles.

The Private Speech Pathology Practice Privacy Guide - Templates This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in Microsoft Word Format. contain sample documents that can be used to create your own privacy documents. Please read the Guide carefully so you understand the importance of the privacy legislation in relation to your own circumstances.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Protecting yourself against potential claims is mandatory. Find out more about Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Code of Ethics

The values, principles and standards of Association's Code of Ethics (2010) are fundamental to professional practice. Members should be familiar with the Code of Ethics (2010).

Code of Ethics - Advertising

Members should be aware of their obligations to practice within the Code of Ethics (2010) in their advertising. Learn more about the Association's Code of Ethics-Advertising Policy.

Find a Speech Pathologist Search

As an Association member you can choose whether to list or not for the Find a Speech Pathologist Search, which the public may access from this website. You need to ensure your contact details are up-to-date so members of the public needing your services can easily find you and your practice.

Use of the Association's Logo

As an Association member you may use the Speech Pathology Australia Corporate Logo.