Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

Speech pathologists provide professional services for persons whose educational, vocational, personal and social functioning is impaired by disorders of speech, language, voice, swallowing, fluency and hearing. The diagnostic and therapeutic services needed by such persons are made available within a variety of settings: pre-schools, schools, clinics established in hospitals, community health centres, mental health agencies, nursing homes and private practices. Speech pathologists also conduct research into a wide range of issues related to communications and swallowing.


The major academic components of this course comprise lifespan development and social context and its impact on health, anatomy/pathophysiology, phonetics and linguistics, professional studies related to communication and swallowing disorders, and research methods. Students will undertake extensive clinical experience including 2 block placements of 6-8 weeks each.


  • Speech pathology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or results from the completion of a foundation studies program


Graduates will meet the entry-level standards of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA), the national accrediting body, which will enable them to practise in Australia and many other countries around the world including the UK and Asia.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bedford Park No information available No No information available

Further information

An honours degree can be completed in four years by undertaking additional units, including a research project at honours level, in Year 4.

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