Speech Pathologist (Aus) / Speech Language Therapist (NZ) - ANZSCO 252712


Description

Assesses and treats people with communication disorders, such as speech, language, voice, fluency and literacy difficulties, and people who have physical problems with eating or swallowing. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level

1

Alternative Titles

Speech Therapist

DIAC Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

2386-11 Speech Pathologist

Occupation Lists

This occupation is on the following skills lists:
1. Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List
2. RSMS Occupations List
This occupation is not on the following skills lists:
3. Skilled Occupations List

Group: 2527 Speech Professionals and Audiologists


Description

provide diagnostic assessment and rehabilitation services related to human hearing defects, and assess and treat people with communication disorders and physical problems associated with eating and swallowing.

Tasks

1. administering and interpreting a wide range of audiometric tests to determine hearing efficiency and locate sites of detected hearing problems
2. interpreting audiometric test results alongside other medical, social and behavioural diagnostic data
3. evaluating total response pattern and acoustic tests to distinguish between organic and non-organic hearing loss
4. planning, directing and participating in counselling, speech reading and other rehabilitation programs
5. prescribing appropriate hearing aids and instructing patients in use
6. administering tests and observing patients to determine nature and extent of disorders
7. planning and conducting programs of remedial exercise to correct disorders such as stuttering and abnormal articulation
8. administering individual and group therapy for rehabilitation of patients with communication problems caused by defective hearing, cerebral palsy, surgery and injury
9. advising on treatment for children with difficulties in learning to speak
10. counselling and guiding language-handicapped individuals, their families, teachers and employers

Skill Level

Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). Registration or licensing is required.

Occupations in this Group

1. 252711 Audiologist
2. 252712 Speech Pathologist (Aus) / Speech Language Therapist (NZ)