Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Southern Cross University

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

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology prepares you for entry into professional speech pathology practice. Topics covered include phonetics and linguistics, audiology and neurology, working alongside and interacting with students from other health disciplines. As well as taking advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities, you will receive hands on experience via clinical placements in schools, hospitals, nursing homes and the Southern Cross University Health Clinics at our Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses.


Credit points 384


  • Phonetics and linguistics
  • Audiology and neurology for speech pathology
  • Professionalism
  • Person-centred care and holistic practice. Optional major: Indigenous health.

Standard entry requirements

  • English proficiency is a requirement for all students. Applicants who do not meet Rule 2 English Language Proficiency Requirements must demonstrate English language proficiency by: Achieving an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 8.0 overall and a minimum score of 8.0 in each of the four components
  • Or Achieving an International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) score of at least 4+ in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. An applicant who has completed a Certificate III qualification will not be admitted solely on the basis of this qualification.


The Bachelor of Speech Pathology is accredited by 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

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Coffs Harbour International: $123,328 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Gold Coast International: $123,328 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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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