SPCH12007 - Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will continue to develop your clinical and professional competence in extension from previous WIL units (i.e., SPCH12004). You will demonstrate advanced beginner level competencies in a work integrated learning context including assessment and management in the paediatric population. You will further develop your clinical reasoning and reflective practice skills. You must have completed all pre-clinical requirements, and maintain these requirements throughout the unit to engage in your work integrated learning.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


  • SPCH12004 Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 1

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Case Study 60%
2. Portfolio 40%
3. Professional Practice Placement 0%
4. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 71.43% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Unit Evaluation Data
Students would like clearer expectations in relation to assessment tasks.
It is recommended that the unit coordinator should set clear expectations of assessment tasks through the assessment task descriptions, including use of a detailed rubric.
Action Taken
A detailed rubric was created with additional information based on the feedback from SPCH12004 (the prerequisite unit). Additionally, a Q & A session was held prior to the assessment submission.
Source: Student feedback
Students enjoyed applying theory to practice in their work integrated learning experience at the CQUniversity Health Clinic.
It is recommended that students should continue to complete a work integrated learning experience at the CQUniversity Health Clinic as part of this unit.
Action Taken
The work integrated learning experience remains a core part of the unit which students attended during the term.
Source: SUTE feedback, UC observation and informal feedback from students.
Student contributions need to be encouraged and requested by unit coordinator.
It is recommended that innovative engagement strategies be explored to find additional ways of including input from students with various learning styles across different learning platforms.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced beginner-level knowledge, skills, and attributes associated with the professional standards outlined by Speech Pathology Australia
  2. Demonstrate self-awareness and critical reflection to inform personal and professional development
  3. Develop and justify holistic, evidence-based management plans which optimise functional, activity, and participation outcomes from speech pathology services
  4. Document and track the work-integrated learning experiences gained across areas of communication.

The learning outcomes in this unit contribute to the development of clinical and professional competencies as outlined by Speech Pathology Australia's Professional standards.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Case Study
2 - Portfolio
3 - Professional Practice Placement
4 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10