Resources for Professional Practice
Speech pathologists work in a variety of sectors and practice areas. The Association’s Core Documents can assist you in your work.
Speech Pathology Australia members are required to abide by the Code of Ethics within all professional activities. If you would like to seek clarification on issues relating to ethical practice, contact the Association's Ethics team.
The Professional Standards detail the minimum standards for the speech pathology profession in Australia.
Evidence-Based Practice for Speech Pathology in Australia affirms that principles of evidence-based practice should inform all aspects of the work of speech pathologists. This document provides resources for engaging in evidence-based practices.
The Speech Pathology Scope of Practice in Australia provides a contemporary definition of ‘practice’. It describes the scope of speech pathology practice in relation to the roles, networks and range of practice settings in Australia.
The Association's Parameters of Practice contains information and guidelines for delegation, collaboration and teamwork in speech pathology practice. This can support your understanding of your role in a range of situations, such as your work within an interdisciplinary team, how roles and input can be shared amongst different professionals, and what roles or tasks you might delegate to an Allied Health Assistant.
The Association's Practice Guidelines provide an outline on professional practice and workplace issues in specific areas. The document reflects on the best available evidence and practice at a point in time. Practice guidelines may be used to inform speech pathologists and other stakeholders.
The Association’s Position Statements provide a summary of information on specific clinical and workplace issues, reflect evidence at a point in time, and outline the position of Speech Pathology Australia on a given topic.