Clinical Education in Australia

This graphic shows the cover of the Clinical Education in Australia: Building a profession for the future. This page is linked to a PDF version of the same report. Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) recognises the importance of clinical education for speech pathology students who need to enter the profession with the appropriate skills and training.

Clinical education is now occurring in an environment of more university programs and expanding student cohorts which is consequently increasing the demand for clinical placements.

In 2017, Speech Pathology Australia commissioned a national report to provide an overview of current speech pathology clinical education in Australia.

Clinical Education in Australia: Building a profession for the future includes information about best practice and new and innovative recommendations for future developments in clinical education.

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Supporting Clinical Education and Placements during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Association has released Supporting Clinical Education and Speech Pathology Placements during the COVID-19 pandemic as a new resource for speech pathology placement providers, clinical educators universities and students. It provides information on a range of facilitators and considerations to support the continuance of quality clinical education in line with current federal and state government guidelines and workplace directives in relation to minimising transmission of COVID-19.

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Private Practitioners as Clinical Educators FAQ

This document provides responses to questions that Association members ask about private practitioners offering student placements and becoming a clinical educator. View the Private Practitioners as Clinical Educators FAQ.

Clinical Education Coordinator University Contacts

Speech pathologists interested in discussing or offering a speech pathology student placement at their workplace can view the details of all Australian University Clinical Education Coordinator Contacts This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF..