Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology prepares students for entry into professional speech pathology practice. Speech pathologists assess and treat adults and children exhibiting acquired or congenital disorders of speech, fluency, voice, language and swallowing. This distinctive course aims to educate students to become knowledgeable, skilled, empathetic, ethical and innovative professionals who are able to provide effective speech pathology assessment and intervention for people of different ages. The course contains industry-specific and inter-professional units of study. A mix of theory units are combined with simulated learning and clinical practicum opportunities across the four-year course.

Structure

32 units: 384 credit points. Students complete 1,000 hours of professional placement in various settings throughout the course. The course includes an embedded Honours program for eligible students, which can be studied concurrently during the Bachelor degree course.

Subjects

  • Speech pathology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Recommended: Maths B
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Police and health record checks
  • English proficiency
  • IELTS of 7.5 overall with minimum 8.0 in Listening and Speaking and minimum 7.0 in Writing and Reading

Recognition

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology is accredited by the Speech Pathology Australia (SPA), the national professional and accrediting body. Students and graduates of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology will be eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Gold Coast No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Speech pathologists work in community settings such as private practice, health centres, nursing homes and hospitals. There are opportunities to work with interdisciplinary teams in acute or rehabilitation hospitals, in school classroom-based speech pathology intervention (training educators and parents to implement specialist programs), or with other specialists to assess and treat people of any age who have speech, language, language-based literacy, voice, fluency or swallowing difficulties.

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