Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology will teach you how to recognise the importance of communication and swallowing as activities that enable people to fully participate in their daily lives. You will assist individuals, groups, families, and communities with speech, language, voice, and fluency concerns; and with multiple modes of communication including speaking, writing, sign, non-verbal cues, and technology-based communication aids. You may also provide advice on swallowing, feeding, and mealtime concerns. You may work as a sole practitioner or in transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or multidisciplinary contexts. Your studies will encompass both theoretical perspectives and professional practice experiences.


320 credit points. Students in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology undertake a range of professional practice placements to ensure they meet Speech Pathology Australia's graduate entry competency with regard to the management of disorders of communication and swallowing.


  • Speech pathology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent. NSW Prerequisites: English (Advanced) or English (Standard) (Band 4) or English as a Second Language (Band 4)
  • Plus at least one of biology, chemistry, physics, or personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
  • QLD Prerequisites: English (4, SA) and at least one of biology, chemistry, physics, health education or physical education (4, SA)
  • VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English
  • And a study score of at least 25 in one of biology, chemistry, physics, health and human development, or physical education.


The course is accredited with Speech Pathology Australia in Brisbane, Melbourne, and North Sydney. Accreditation means that all graduates will be eligible to apply for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

Study pathways

Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree within the Faculty of Health Sciences. Honours graduates may be eligible to undertake a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $157,888
  • ATAR: 75
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $157,888
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) International: $157,888
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

Graduates can work in a wide range of health and human services including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community health, early intervention centres, schools, mental health services, aged care, disability services and private practice.

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