Advanced Practice A: Clinical (CSCD4053)


Students manage a client caseload and participate in a variety of clinical management and service activities within the on-campus clinic. Students also participate in a clinical mentoring experience with novice/intermediate students. Students are responsible for supporting and facilitating the learning of the novice/intermediate students. They participate in supervisory conferences with their clinical educators and peers. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in professional communication skills, team work and effective time management, as well as overall client management.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Lectures during orientation only.


Clinical competency assessment (100%); 0% barrier tasks - clinic orientation, clinic meetings, required paperwork, TAM duty


There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents: COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013) Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011) CDTRC Clinic Handbook and Off-campus Placement Handbook ( both available on eLearning) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084)


CSCD4054 and CSCD4052

Additional Information

This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment in CSCD4054 Advanced Practice A: Community. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can commence in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16 depending on availability. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.