Courses & Units

Speech Pathology Practice 2 CXA726

Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

Students will be allocated PEP within individual health care agencies. Students must be available 5 days a week (40 hours) during the allocated PEP, and must be prepared to undertake a range of shifts – morning, evening and nightshift, which may include weekends, as per roster provided by the healthcare agency. Students may be expected to relocate and are expected to travel to where PEP is available. To be eligible to undertake PEP, all students must be ‘Verified’ as meeting College of Health and Medicine PEP Safety in Practice Compliance as per the Course Entry Requirements.

Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.

PEP dates MAY differ from University of Tasmania calendar semester dates. 


Speech Pathology Practice 2 extends students’ core knowledge and application of concepts and skills developed in Stage 1 and concurrently in Optimising Communication and Swallowing 1. Students will integrate and apply their understanding and skills in workshops in the residential schools and as they work in
supervised practice in either a paediatric, adult or mixed practice context. Throughout the learning activities and the practice education placement, students will focus on person and family-centredness, biopsychosocial models of practice, clinical reasoning, self-reflection, critical thinking, cultural responsiveness, and
evidence-based practice. Students will develop a range of communication and swallowing assessment and management skills across the lifespan. During practice education experiences, students in Stage 2 will receive significant levels of support and guidance from their Practice Educator and/or peers and will be managing relatively straightforward speech pathology client or community needs.


Unit name Speech Pathology Practice 2
Unit code CXA726
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Associate Professor Alison Holm
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Provide evidence-based, person-centred and responsive speech pathology practice in situations involving a low degree of complexity, high degree of familiarity and significant levels of support.
  • Plan and administer contextually appropriate assessments and demonstrate clinical reasoning to synthesise, interpret, and report assessment findings for relatively straightforward needs in either an adult, paediatric or mixed practice context.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate intervention or service responses and demonstrate a range of therapeutic skills for relatively straightforward needs in either an adult, paediatric or mixed practice context.
  • Achieve respectful partnerships and collaboration in situations involving a low degree of complexity, high degree of familiarity and significant levels of support.
  • Critical reflect and evaluate own performance and learning to inform ongoing professional development and life-long learning in situations involving a low degree of complexity, high degree of familiarity and significant levels of support.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
061707 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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CXA725 Speech Pathology Practice 1 and CXA724 Foundations of Speech Pathology


CXA734 Optimising Communication and Swallowing 1


Teaching Pattern

Workshop: On campus - 6 hours (1 day), Semester (2 times); Online class: 1 hour, Semester 4 times; Online class: 1 hour, Semester 11 times; Independent learning/Individual Study: 2 hours, Semester 11 times; Clinical Practice 3 days/week over 6 weeks (18 days)

AssessmentAssessment task 1: Speech Pathology Skill Performance|Assessment task 2: Assessment of Speech Pathology Practice|Assessment task 3: My Practice Standards portfolio and reflection assignment|Assessment task 4: Case presentation and clinical viva
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