Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


Students undertake supervised face-to-face clinical experience with particular speech pathology caseloads, i.e. voice, and fluency. Clinical placements are usually the on-campus setting, and involve full day attendance (8.00am - 5pm), as allocated (one day per week, or block allocation), for the period allocated for up to 20 days (and may include attendance outside the semester). In addition, when available, observation of specialist paediatric caseload management in the hospital setting may be required.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate levels of clinical competence as required to meet the Competency Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathologists, and in reasoning, communication, professionalism, and lifelong learning

2. Experience (directly or indirectly) clinical management of voice and fluency disorders in children or adults.

3. Communicate their clinical experience and competence verbally and in writing in a professional and ethical manner.

4. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour appropriate to the policies and procedures of the clinical placement setting.


This course provides clinical practice experience with voice and fluency caseloads.

The student is supervised by a qualified speech pathologist.

Students will be involved with the planning and delivery of services for assessment and treatment of individual cases, as well as having the opportunity to participate in a range of service delivery/caseload management models.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


To enrol in this course students must be active in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) program. Students are not able to concurrently enrol in SPTH4080 and SPTH4090.

Students cannot concurrently enrol in SPTH4080 and SPTH4090.

Assumed knowledge

SPTH2001, SPTH2004, SPTH3004, SPTH3080, PSYC2300

Assessment items

Professional Task: Ungraded requirements - COMPASSĀ® Assessment

Written Assignment: Ungraded - Record of Range of Experience

Compulsory Requirements

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

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact hours



Face to Face Off Campus 160 hour(s) per Term Full Term

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