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SPCH12007 - Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will develop the foundation professional skills required to practise as speech pathologists, with a particular focus on the knowledge and practical skills required to plan and implement therapeutic interventions across a range of practice areas. While undertaking Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) components of this unit, you will develop novice level clinical competencies during therapy sessions. You will also consider social innovations in the delivery of speech pathology in paediatric settings. In order to commence this unit, you must have completed all pre-clinical requirements, and maintain these requirements throughout the unit.


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


  • SPCH13005 Acoustics and Phonetics
  • 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 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Term 2 - 2022 Profile

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. Written Assessment 20%
2. Case Study 40%
3. Portfolio 40%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% 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: Unit coordinator observation; Student feedback to Head of Course
Students need sufficient preparation prior to participating in the work-integrated learning placements in this unit.
It is recommended that the number of work-integrated learning sessions in the unit be reduced in 2020 so students can begin these experiences later in the term. This should allow for adequate preparation in weekly tutorials.
Action Taken
The number of work-integrated learning sessions were reduced to 7 sessions commencing in week 6, allowing students sufficient time to prepare.
Source: Head of Course; Student feedback
Task instructions and rubrics should be clear and aligned with one another.
It is recommended that the assessment tasks for this unit be thoroughly reviewed and updated by the 2020 unit coordinator in conjunction with the Head of Course to ensure the task instructions and rubrics are clear.
Action Taken
The assessment tasks and assessment rubrics for this unit were re-developed.
Source: Have Your Say Survey; Student Feedback to Unit Coordinator
Students requested for the report templates provided in the clinic to align more closely with what is taught within this unit.
The unit coordinator should collaborate with the assigned clinical educator, to ensure students are taught how to create reports using templates that align with the expectations of the University Clinic.
Action Taken
Source: Have Your Say Survey; Student Feedback to Unit Coordinator
Tutorial time was allocated each week to students verbally reflecting on their clinical experiences and receiving feedback from peers and the unit coordinator. Students reported that these sessions were helpful in developing their critical reflection skills and assisted them to complete assessment task 3.
The unit coordinator should allocate tutorial time each week, for students to verbally reflect on their clinical experiences and receive feedback from their peers and the unit coordinator.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply holistic, evidence-based strategies which maximise client participation and achievement during speech pathology intervention
  2. Develop and implement evidence-based therapy plans for speech pathology practice
  3. Review and evaluate communication interventions during work-integrated learning settings
  4. Demonstrate reflective practice skills in a clinical setting.

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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Case Study
3 - Portfolio
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
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Case Study
3 - Portfolio