Support from SPA

A number of specialist staff in Speech Pathology Australia National Office, along with a number of external organisations, can assist in answering member’s questions about private practice, ethical issues, industrial and human resource and legal matters.

Practice and Clinical Support Advisor

The Practice and Clinical Support Advisor is responsible for responding to professional practice related enquiries from members, consumers and others. The Advisor also provides support to members, particularly those in private practice, though development of website resources including guides, information sheets and templates and program development for online or face-to-face seminars.

Members can contact the Practice and Clinical Support Advisor by telephone, email or the Private Practice Member Community.

Senior Advisor, Ethics and Professional Issues

The Senior Advisor, Ethics and Professional Issues provides advice and support to members and the general public regarding the ethical and professional conduct of speech pathologists. The Senior Advisor also supports the Ethics Board in the education of members regarding the Code of Ethics and professional issues, and in the management of formal complaints. Additionally, Senior Adviser represents the Association on a number of national working parties and alliances, contributes to Association submissions, and undertakes specific projects relating to professional issues.

Members can contact the Senior Advisor, Ethics and Professional Issues by telephone or email.

Industrial Relations and Human Resources

Speech Pathology Australia engages the services of WorkPlace Plus as a specialist in industrial relations, human resource management and employment law across Australia. Contact WorkPlace Plus.

WorkPlace Plus also provide industrial and award advice. Initial advice for members is free.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Guild Insurance works with the Association to ensure that as a speech pathologist, members have the insurance they need to confidently care for their clients.

For general enquiries about professional indemnity and public liability insurance contact Guild Insurance.