Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Central Queensland University

Program Overview

Speech pathology is an exciting career that will enable you the opportunity to work with people across the lifespan. Completing the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at CQUniversity will equip you with valuable skills to enable you to work with people of all ages who have communication or swallowing difficulties. Your education and training will include a broad range of disciplines such as psychology, medical sciences and linguistics and phonetics, designed to ensure you graduate work-ready.

Completing placements in a variety of practice settings during your studies will enable you to gain valuable practical experience before you enter the workforce. This includes being part of a multidisciplinary team at the purpose-built Allied Health Clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton where you will learn alongside students from other disciplines including occupational therapy, physiotherapy and oral health.

On completion of this course, you will be qualified as an entry-level speech pathologist, ready to work with children and/or adults with a diverse range of communication and swallowing difficulties, in a variety of contexts. As part of your final year of study, you will be required to complete a research project on a topic relevant to speech pathology.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,740



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Available units

Students must complete the following compulsory units:

  •  Introduction to Communication and Swallowing Disorders    

  •  Introduction to Allied Health Practice    

  •  Fundamentals of Psychology 1: Understanding Human Behaviour    

  •  Life Course Development for Health Professionals    

  •  Linguistics    

  •  Communication Development and Disorders in Early Childhood    

  •  Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 1    

  •  Acoustics and Phonetics    

  •  Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals    

  •  Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Thorax    

  •  Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 2    

  •  Communication Disorders across the School Years    

  •  Neurogenic Communication Disorders 1    

  •  Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 3    

  •  Dysphagia across the Lifespan    

  •  Multi-Modal Communication    

  •  SPCH13006    Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 4    

  •  Neurogenic Communication Disorders 2    

  •  Integrated Practice in Speech Pathology    

  •  Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 6    

  •  Research Methods for Health Professionals    

  •  Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1    

  •  Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2    

  •  Voice Disorders and Clinical Practice    

  •  Fluency Disorders and Clinical Practice    

  •  Research Project for Health Professionals 1    

  •  Research Project for Health Professionals 2    

  •  Rural and Remote Practice for Health Professionals    

  •  Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 5    

  •  Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 7

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent


English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or

  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0


completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 8.0 with a minimum of 8.0 in each subset; or

  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

Tuition Fees

International Indicative First Year Fee  

Completing the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) is your gateway to a rewarding career as a Speech Pathologist in a variety of settings such as:

  • public and private hospitals

  • community centres

  • rehabilitation centres

  • crèches

  • schools

  • aged care facilities

  • private practice.

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