ACU English Language Centres

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

ACU English Language Centres

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

Speech pathologists recognise the importance of communication and swallowing as activities that enable people to participate fully in their daily lives. They work with individuals, groups, families, and communities to support the development, rehabilitation and maintenance of effective communication and swallowing skills across the lifespan.Our speech pathology program will prepare you to assess and diagnose difficulties with speech, language, voice, fluency, multi-modal communication and swallowing, and enable you to provide intervention and support that is person-centred, culturally-sensitive and evidence-based. You will recognise the dignity of the human person and your responsibility towards the common good, and have opportunities to put your values, knowledge and skills into action with professional practice and community engagement activities in Australia and overseas.

Structure

320 credit points. Students in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology undertake a range of professional practice placements to ensure they meet Speech Pathology Australia's graduate entry competency with regard to the management of disorders of communication and swallowing.

Subjects

  • Speech pathology

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent: New South Wales Prerequisites : English (Advanced) or English (Standard) (Band 4) or English as an Additional Language (Band 4)
  • Plus at least one of biology, chemistry, physics, or personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) (Band 2 for all). Queensland Prerequisites : English (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health or Physical Education (Units 3 & 4, C). Victoria Prerequisites : Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any English other than EAL
  • And a study score of at least 25 in one of biology, chemistry, physics or health and human development.

Recognition

The course is accredited with Speech Pathology Australia in Brisbane, Melbourne, and North Sydney. Accreditation means that all graduates will be eligible to apply for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

Study pathways

Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree within the Faculty of Health Sciences. Honours graduates may be eligible to undertake a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $169,216 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $169,216 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) International: $169,216 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

Graduates can work in a wide range of health and human services including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community health, early intervention centres, schools, mental health services, aged care, disability services and private practice.

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