Clinical Practice 3 - Paediatric (CSCD5053)


Students attend a speech pathology clinical placement to consolidate their skills with paediatric clients in areas required for competency as an entry-level practitioner in speech pathology.

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Further unit of study information


Clinical Placement block Monday-Friday with on site attendance minimum 3days/week for 8 weeks or equivalent. Additional orientation sessions and debriefing attendance is also required.


Clinical competency assessment (100%); 0% barrier tasks - attend clinic orientation and all clinical meetings; portfolio; clinical viva and complete all required clinical paperwork


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


CSCD5027 and CSCD5028 and CSCD5029 and CSCD5030 and CSCD5031

Additional Information

This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment with CSCD5054. Failure to achieve a pass grade in the first scheduled block may result in students being withdrawn from their second block placement. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can commence 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.

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.