Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

University of Newcastle

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology at UON is the most comprehensive degree of its kind in Australia, opening up experiences and job opportunities like no other. This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as Speech Pathologists. Speech Pathology courses deal with all acquired and developmental human communication disorders: child language disorders, phonological and articulation disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, communication disorders of neurological origin and audiology. All students graduate with Honours. High performing students may be selected for admission into a graded Honours stream or International Stream. Students will study a variety of foundation courses including: Linguistics; Psychology; Bioscience; Anatomy; Neuroscience. On-campus speech pathology clinics provide easy access to industry experience via our Stuttering, Voice and Speech Intelligibility Clinics.

Course Fee:

International: $137,760

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; selection based on ATAR or equivalent; A background in Maths will be helpful for the Psychology component of the course; Students with knowledge in Biology and Chemistry will find these areas helpful for the study of Human Biosciences and Neuroscience


Students complete 320 units of courses (typically 80 units per year for four years). The program includes a substantial clinical practicum commencing in the 1st year of study, which provides students with the full range of clinical experience required by the Speech Pathology Association of Australia. Clinical placements are arranged in the Hunter area, Central Coast, Sydney and rural areas. Interstate and International clinical placements may also be available.

Subjects you can Study:

Linguistics; Speech pathology

Study Pathways:

Completed Associate Diploma or AQF Diploma - credit of 20 units.


The program is accredited by Speech pathology association of Australia and mutually recognised by the professional association of speech pathologists in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The program is also recognised by the Ministry of Health, Singapore. All graduates are eligible for membership to Speech Pathology Australia.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Related Careers:

Speech Pathologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan 77.1 No Part time 8 years
Callaghan 77.1 No Full time 4 years

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