Federation University Australia

Master of Speech Pathology

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

If you have completed an undergraduate degree in a cognate area such as health science, education or nursing, this program will help you build specialist knowledge in diagnosing and treating people of all ages with communication and/or swallowing disorders as a result of illness, injury or disability. Completion of this program qualifies you to work as a speech pathologist, as either a sole therapist or as part of an interdisciplinary team.


2 year full-time equivalent program (flexible delivery options).


  • Anatomy and physiology for speech pathology
  • Introduction to speech pathology
  • Introduction to linguistics and phonetics
  • Applied psycholinguistics for speech pathology
  • Lifespan development and communication
  • Health and healthcare in Australia
  • Language acquisition
  • Evidence-based health care
  • Health promotion for health professionals
  • Speech pathology development and impairment
  • Speech pathology clinical practice
  • Language development and impairment
  • Acquired language and speech impairment
  • Case studies in speech pathology
  • Healthcare in rural and regional Australia Swallowing disabilities across the life span
  • Complex case studies in speech pathology
  • Professional Honours project
  • Advanced clinical reasoning.

Standard entry requirements

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit study.federation.edu.au

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gippsland (Churchill) No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years

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