Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

Speech pathologists provide professional services for persons whose educational, vocational, personal and social functioning is impaired by disorders of speech, language, voice, swallowing, fluency and hearing. The diagnostic and therapeutic services needed by such persons are made available within a variety of settings: pre-schools, schools, clinics established in hospitals, community health centres, mental health agencies, nursing homes and private practices. Speech pathologists also conduct research into a wide range of issues related to communications and swallowing.


The major academic components of this course comprise lifespan development and social context and its impact on health, anatomy/pathophysiology, phonetics and linguistics, professional studies related to communication and swallowing disorders, and research methods. Students will undertake extensive clinical experience including 2 block placements of 6-8 weeks each.


  • Speech pathology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or results from the completion of a foundation studies program


Graduates will meet the entry-level standards of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA), the national accrediting body, which will enable them to practise in Australia and many other countries around the world including the UK and Asia.

Study pathways

An annual subquota is available for applicants from rural and remote areas. To be considered for the rural and remote subquota applicants must apply to SATAC in the normal way.Applicants must also, within 10 working days after submitting the SATAC application, submit a Statutory Declaration to SATAC which confirms that they have lived in non-metropolitan areas of Australia (Remoteness Classifications RA2 to RA5) for at least five consecutive years, or 10 years cumulatively, from birth (i.e. during any period of their life).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bedford Park International: $154,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

An honours degree can be completed in four years by undertaking additional units, including a research project at honours level, in Year 4.

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