Occupation Profile – Speech Pathologist – (ANZSCO 252712) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleSPEECH PATHOLOGIST (AUS) / SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPIST (NZ)
ANZSCO Code252712
Occupations in this Group252711 Audiologist
252712 Speech Pathologist (Aus) / Speech Language Therapist (NZ)
DescriptionAssesses 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 Level1
Alternative TitleSpeech Therapist
Occupation ListMedium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
Tasks-administering and interpreting a wide range of audiometric tests to determine hearing efficiency and locate sites of detected hearing problems
-interpreting audiometric test results alongside other medical, social and behavioural diagnostic data
-evaluating total response pattern and acoustic tests to distinguish between organic and non-organic hearing loss
-planning, directing and participating in counselling, speech reading and other rehabilitation programs
-prescribing appropriate hearing aids and instructing patients in use
-administering tests and observing patients to determine nature and extent of disorders
-planning and conducting programs of remedial exercise to correct disorders such as stuttering and abnormal articulation
-administering individual and group therapy for rehabilitation of patients with communication problems caused by defective hearing, cerebral palsy, surgery and injury
-advising on treatment for children with difficulties in learning to speak
-counselling and guiding language-handicapped individuals, their families, teachers and employers
Skills Assessment AuthoritySpeech Pathology Association of Australia
Related Occupations252711 Audiologist
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsSuperior English, with grades of at least 3 As and 1 B (listening and reading subtests only) on the Occupational English Test subtests