Become a Member

Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia. You can join today!

What’s in it for you?

It’s a good question. And one with a very simple answer. Membership has its benefits!

When you join the Association you get access to a range of professional, clinical and personal benefits. These include, amongst many others, a discount on professional indemnity insurance, access to the Association’s Senior Advisors, and automatic membership of Member Advantage.

Enhance your clinical and professional skills

Membership of the Association provides you with access to an ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. A program that reflects the diversity of clinical areas and/or employment that speech pathologists work within, and the scope of their practice. A program that offers a variety of accessible formats: face-to-face workshops, online events and resources, recordings of events, and social media platforms.

In addition, each year the Association conducts a National Conference for the benefit of its members and the speech pathology profession. The event provides delegates with a prime opportunity to update their knowledge and skills, while building networks to enable them to remain leaders in a competitive field.

Members registering for the CPD program and National Conference do so at discounted member rates. You can join today!

Advocating on your behalf

When you join the Association you are joining over 6,900 other speech pathologists.

That’s why when the Association advocates and campaigns on your behalf, it does so confident in the knowledge that it represents the views and interests of the overwhelming majority of speech pathologists in Australia.

For example, in 2014 the Association made a major submission and then addressed a Senate Inquiry into the prevalence of different types of speech, language and communication disorders and speech pathology services in Australia. An inquiry the Association had spent the best part of a decade lobbying to secure! You can join today!

Who joins?

Membership of the Association is open to applicants who have an approved primary qualification in speech pathology from an Australian accredited university course. Student membership is available to students enrolled in a recognised course accredited by the Association. You can join today!

Overseas trained applicants should refer to information on Overseas Qualifications.

You are joining a National Organisation

The Association is a national organisation with state and territory Branches.

Each Branch has an Executive that comprises volunteer speech pathologists from a range of settings, including: health, disability, education and private practice. Branches provide a forum for the discussion of issues impacting on the speech pathology profession, as well as social and networking opportunities.

Join Speech Pathology Australia today!