Competency Based Occupational Standards
The Competency Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathologists – Entry Level (CBOS) will soon be superseded by the Professional Standards for Speech Pathologists in Australia across all Speech Pathology Australia functions. The Professional Standards are relevant to all speech pathologists practising in Australia (not just at entry or re-entry to the profession) and all graduating speech pathology students.
CBOS has been a core document for a number of Association functions, including accreditation of university courses, assessment of overseas qualified speech pathologists and the re-entry program for speech pathologists wishing to return to practice after a career break. A transition process to implement the Professional Standards (2022) is underway.
The extensive CBOS review process, which resulted in the Professional Standards, occurred between June 2018 and June 2020. View a visual summary of the process.
Questions relating to CBOS or the Professional Standards should be directed to the Association’s Manager of Professional Standards.