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Speech pathology

Speech pathologists employed by Queensland Health work both individually and in multi-disciplinary teams in hospital and community based settings. Outreach services to regional Queensland are facilitated through a state of the art state-wide telehealth network.

Services are provided to clients and patients who have communication and swallowing difficulties.  Conditions may include:

  • dysphagia
  • behavioural feeding difficulties
  • tracheostomy
  • cleft palate
  • cochlear implant
  • speech difficulties
  • cancer
  • stroke
  • voice disorders.

Speech Pathologists employed by Queensland Health have access to active clinical research programs as well as opportunities to contribute to the ongoing clinical education of speech pathology graduates across Queensland.

Requirements to practise

Individuals wishing to practise as a Speech Pathologist in Queensland continue to be required to possess a tertiary degree in Speech Pathology, providing eligibility for practicing membership to Speech Pathology Australia.

Internationally qualified speech pathologists

Speech pathologists who have obtained their qualification outside of Australia or New Zealand are required to undertake an international qualification assessment to satisfy the employment requirement for eligibility for practising membership to Speech Pathology Australia.

If you possess relevant professional membership in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada or USA you may be eligible to have your qualifications assessed under the Mutual Recognition Agreement.
Last updated: 11 June 2014