Speech pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and provide management and advocacy services to people with communication or swallowing disorders.
People with communication disorders may have difficulties in speech, language, voice, fluency, reading and spelling.
All students are required to complete the bridging course which is designed to enable students to develop foundation knowledge in Speech Pathology (including human bioscience (anatomy and physiology), linguistics (phonetics and grammar) and problem based learning) which will serve as a basis for their future studies in speech pathology.
Some students may be eligible for exemptions from part of the bridging course based on previous studies.
This four week intensive course commences in January 2021 and finishes in mid February 2021. You will be involved in 13 hours of direct contact (PBL, lectures and on line activities, quizzes) each week for four weeks and will also be required to complete at least 13 hours of self directed study.
IELTS: 7.5 TOEFL: 102
Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.
Academic entry requirement
Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) H2A in Honours year
WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 70% or above at entire Bachelor Degree level.
All students are expected to undertake a four-week bridging course at the Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus, which is designed to enable students to develop foundation knowledge in Speech Pathology (including human bioscience (anatomy and physiology), linguistics (phonetics and grammar) and problem-based learning) which will serve as a basis for their future studies in Speech Pathology.
Annual tuition fee
A$46 200 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.
Graduates practise in hospitals, community health centres, private practice, schools, rehabilitation centres and aged-care centres. Graduates can also work in areas such as health promotion and teaching, and consulting, in communication and presentation. Employment opportunities also exist in specialised centres helping people with a hearing impairment, cerebral palsy and intellectual disability.
The Master of Speech Pathology is seeking accreditation from Speech Pathology Australia (SPA). Upon receipt of the outcome, graduates of the Master of Speech Pathology may be eligible to apply for membership with Speech Pathology Australia (SPA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.