University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Speech pathologists are responsible for the assessment and treatment of children and adults with communication and related disorders, for example delayed speech and language development, cleft palate, swallowing disorders and stuttering.


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.


  • Linguistics
  • Speech pathology

Standard 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


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.

Study pathways

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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $160,360
  • ATAR: 70.00
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection. Other costs may include placement uniforms, cost of travel to/from placements and out of area accommodation if required.

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