Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


Discusses the professional issues involved in clinical speech pathology, including ethics, medico-legal issues, and management issues involved in caseload and service delivery. Job seeking skills and career development will also be covered.


Not currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate ability to use interactive teaching methods suitable for use in community education, health promotion, clinical education, and professional development.

2. Demonstrate independence in identifying and researching issues of current relevance to the profession.

3. Demonstrate clear verbal presentation skills.

4. Document information in an accessible format for a target audience.

5. Select key information regarding ethical issues, and identify other useful resources for ethical/professional issues.

6. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a group.


  • Job seeking skills
  • Stress management
  • Counselling
  • Mentoring
  • Medico-legal issues
  • Professional negligence
  • Ethics
  • Private Practice
  • Rural and remote practice
  • Marketing
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Management issues
  • Quality Improvement
  • Professional development


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology(Hons) and associated combined degree programs.

Assumed knowledge

All prior speech pathology courses in prescribed sequence. Success in the course will be facilitated by undertaking this course not longer than 12 months prior to degree completion.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Written Assignment: Curriculum vitae and cover letter

Role Play: Mock job interview

Presentation: Presentations - Group

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Lecture: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Ungraded requirement: Attendance at lectures covering work readiness topics as advised.