Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program includes the theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and attitudes to work with a broad range of people with communication disability. Speech pathologists assess and treat people from all age groups who have a communication disability. This includes those who have difficulties with pronunciation, articulation, language, voice, fluency as well as swallowing problems. Bachelor of Speech Pathology studies include health science subjects, anatomy/physiology and specialised areas such as linguistics, phonetics, and current professional issues. There is a special focus on rural and remote practice. Clinical placements are undertaken in a variety of settings.
96 credit points. Levels 1 and 2 can be completed part-time however levels 3 and 4 must be completed full-time.
- Professional Honours
- Research Honours
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- English (Units 3/4,C), plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health (Units 3/4,C). Students must provide evidence of a current First Aid/CPR certificate and immunity to hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A Suitability to Work with Children Card (Blue Card) is required prior to the first clinical placement. Some placement agencies require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check.
Speech Pathology Australia
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If students identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, JCU can assist them in pursuit of a health career through the Indigenous Health Careers Access Program (IHCAP). International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.