Clinical Supervision

Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) recognises the importance of supervision of clinical practice and has developed resources for members to support supervision processes in their practice. This page provides links to these resources as well as other support for the development of supervision frameworks, processes and evaluation.

The Association also maintains and supports a Mentoring Program. Further information for mentors, mentees, and a number of useful links are available from the Mentoring page.

Relevant Association Documents

Supervision FAQs This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Position Statement – The Role and Value of Professional Support

Supervision Standards This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Supervision and Clinical Support Definitions and Templates This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Setting fees for services including supervision.

Supervision Training

While the Association recognises the need for supervising clinicians to have undertaken training in the process of supervision, the Association does not currently offer training in supervision, nor does it endorse any particular course in supervision.

Most universities that offer courses in allied health professions, also offer training in clinical supervision.

Supervision Register

The Association no longer holds a list of speech pathologists who are available to provide paid external supervision.

Members interested in receiving supervision can search the online Supervision Register.

The Association recommends that supervisors have a professional qualification in speech pathology, a minimum of three years post qualifying experience in the field of practice, and that they undertake a training course in the provision of supervision. Members can learn more about recommended skills and experience by reading the Supervision Standards and Supervision FAQs documents on this page.

Members interested in providing supervision can input their details using this webform.

For more information about receiving or providing supervision contact the Association.


Disclaimer: Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) provides information and contact details of those members who have self nominated as supervisors, for the benefit of those members looking for external supervisors. The information on this and related pages is supplied by individuals and organisations outside of remit of the Association. The Association therefore cannot confirm the accuracy or the validity of the information provided. The views expressed in supervision relationships are not necessarily the views of, or endorsed by the Association. The Association makes no warranty or representation in relation to the content, currency or accuracy of any of the views expressed in supervision relationships. The Association expressly disclaims any and all liability (including liability for negligence) in respect of use of information and the information contained within views expressed in supervisory relationships. The Association recommends you seek independent professional advice prior to making any decision involving matters outlined in views expressed in supervision relationships.