Supervision is important to speech pathology practice. The Professional Standards (2.2) describe the importance of supervision to reflective practice and life-long learning. The Code of Ethics (1.1 and 1.3) outlines the role of supervision in governance and in maintaining our capacity to practice.
Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) 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
Position Statement – Professional Support, Supervision and Mentoring
Professional Support Templates (fillable form)
Professional Support Templates
Setting fees for services including supervision.
While the Association recognises the importance for supervisors 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 supervision.
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 the knowledge and experience required to support a speech pathologist’s individual circumstances, including knowledge of the area of practice, age of service users, work sector, relevant laws, and workplace policies and procedures. Members can learn more about recommended skills and experience by reading the Position Statement: Professional Support, Supervision and Mentoring 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.