Clinical Practice 2 (CSCD5031)


Students attend external speech pathology clinics to consolidate their client skills in areas required for competency as an intermediate level speech pathology student.

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Further unit of study information


Clinical placement block mode or weekly for 2x16 day off-campus placements depending on availability. Days of attendance at the placement site are organised by the university. Students are expected to undertake all components of this unit of study to their completion and in their entirety. Students are supported with information in off-campus orientation/briefing sessions (barrier) during the semester prior to their attendance at their placements. This is supplemented with an off-campus handbook which is available on the speech pathology professional placement elearning site. Students are also required to participate in scheduled orientation activities at the placement site.


Clinical competency assessment at mid and end semester for each placement (100%); 0% barrier tasks - attend all orientation sessions and clinical meetings; and completion of other paperwork requirements.


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) Off-campus Placement Handbook (available on the Learning Management System (LMS) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


CSCD5023 and CSCD5024 and CSCD5025 and CSCD5026 and CSCD5027

Additional Information

This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5032, CSCD5033, CSCD5053 and CSCD5054. Failure to achieve a pass grade in the first scheduled 16 day placement will result in students being withdrawn from their second 16 day placement. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. 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 commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. 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.

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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.