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Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

Learning Outcomes

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


Course Learning Outcome

Graduate Quality


Meet the entry level competency standards for the right to practise in Australia as defined by the Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) (2011 and as revised).

Depth of disciplinary expertise


Integrate and apply an understanding of human communication and swallowing function, clinical evidence, and patient preferences to improve the function, activity, participation and well-being of clients/patients, carers and communities.

Depth of disciplinary expertise


Consider cultural, social and personal contexts to critically evaluate clinical decisions for and interactions with clients/patients, carers and communities.

Critical thinking and Problem solving


Communicate professional expertise in oral and written forms to a wide range of audiences in professional and community contexts.

Communication (oral and written)


Evaluate the quality of digital resources and use technology judiciously to facilitate effective health care for clients/patients, carers and communities.

Information and Digital literacy


Develop innovative, evidence-based solutions and tailored interventions for clients/patients, carers and communities, including for preventative health care.



Engage respectfully and reflectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds both within Australia and internationally to provide culturally safe care.

Cultural competence


Work independently and work collaboratively to provide possible contributions to holistic treatment plans in multi- and interdisciplinary contexts.

Interdisciplinary effectiveness


Maintain ethical conduct with respect for self, clients, their families and professional groups as described in the Speech Pathology Australia, Code of Ethics (2010, and as revised).

Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity


Engage in reflective practice to continue to develop their professionalism and competence as a Speech Pathologist.

Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity


Advocate for clients, their families, and the Speech Pathology profession in local community, state, national and international contexts.