Experience Industry in the Government sector (Department of Education and Training) working on an update of current research and best-practice for delivery of speech-language therapy services supporting student access, participation and learning in schools.

This research will include information on prioritisation strategies, workload management strategies, and the role and scope of speech-language therapy services within a whole-school approach to supporting student learning in an inclusive education framework.


Provision of a literature review providing a critical analysis and synthesis of the best-practice measurement of outcomes within an educational framework proposing a framework on which each discipline will be able to develop outcomes measures.


This placement will be 30 to 40 days in duration, either full-time or part-time by negotiation. The deadline for completion of the project is December 2017.

This placement is likely to include some onsite experience with support and supervision at the Brisbane city office.

Financial support

On successful completion of this Placement, the successful candidate will be entitled to $3,000 Industry Experience Award payment, subject to the award Terms and Conditions.

Holders of UQ-administered living allowance scholarships can also be credited with 15 points towards the Career Development Scholarship Extension.


Selection criteria asks that the candidate should be able to critically analyse and synthesize literature, and develop and understand the provision of therapy and nursing services within an educational context.

Candidates should have

  • demonstrated experience planning, co-ordinating and carrying out projects,
  • proven ability to work to timelines, milestones and meet critical deadlines in a professional environment,
  • effective communication with a range of stakeholders and ability to build and maintain positive relationships within a professional environment,
  • ability to work within a professional environment and contribute positively to team dynamics,
  • experience applying analytical/evaluation skills to a problem to achieve a desirable outcome for an organisation/project, and
  • demonstrated capacity to synthesise high level research into a plain language report format.

Please note to undertake a placement, candidates must be on track, past the confirmation milestone, enrolled throughout the placement duration, with approval of their advisory team.

How to apply

You will need the following documents:

Please note this placement will only proceed once the host organisation has selected a candidate, and a signed placement agreement is in place.

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