Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Duration4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Location
Rockhampton
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus
Course codeCB87
CRICOS075752F
First-year fee
A$37,140 ifyf
Speech Pathology student helping patient with guidance from instructor

Overview

Study the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) and equip yourself with the skills needed to start a rewarding and varied career in speech pathology.

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 graduate with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) qualification. As part of your final year of study, you will be required to complete a research project on a topic relevant to speech pathology.

Study experience

Career Opportunities

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.

You may also find employment in research and academic settings.

Structure & Availability

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 30 core units.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Rockhampton
Term 1, 2025Rockhampton

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

Students are required to attend two compulsory residential schools, one as part of SPCH14006 Speech Pathology Work Integrated Learning 6 (2 days) and one as part of SPCH14007 Speech Pathology Work Integrated Learning 7 (3 days).

Professional Practice - Speech Pathology Australia

Core
This course is fully accredited with Speech Pathology Australia (SPA).
Speech and Hearing - SPCH12004

Students will engage in observations and/or clinical sessions with children for up to one half day per week, for a maximum of six weeks.

Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 2 - SPCH12007

Students will engage in clinical sessions with children for up to one half day per week, for a maximum of 12 weeks.

Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 2 - SPCH13001

Students will complete 1 full day or 2 half days per week of work-integrated learning in a clinic setting for the duration of the term.

Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 3 - SPCH13006

Students will complete 1 full day or 2 half days per week of work-integrated learning in a clinic setting for the duration of the term.

Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 5 - SPCH14006

Students will complete one block placement of 5 days/week for 6 weeks in a paediatric setting.

Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 6 - SPCH14007

Students will complete one block placement of 5 days/week for 6 weeks in an adult setting.

Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 4 - SPCH14009

Students will complete up to 15 hours per week in a work-based setting for the duration of the term.

To satisfy the requirements of the Competency Based Occupational Standards of Speech Pathology Australia you are required to undertake clinical placements. There are no minimum requirements in terms of the number of hours of placement but these occur throughout the course and will require attendance on both a daily and block placement basis. Block placements may be in a remote or rural setting.

Requirements

Recommended study

It is recommended that students have had at least one class in a biological science during high school.

When applying, you must demonstrate that you have met the listed Entry Requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements.

After you have applied and enrolled in this course, you will need to be able to meet the Security and Health Requirements as these generally relate to work-integrated learning activities that form part of your course. You will be provided with more information about security and health requirements after enrolling in the relevant units that these relate to. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.

Entry Requirements

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.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for this course to be eligible for WIL placements.

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) placements apply to this course and as such are subject to compulsory pre-placement conditions referred to as mandatory checks and are outlined in the health, security and other compulsory requirements sections. Mandatory checks are determined by industry, organisations, legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures. To be eligible for a WIL placement, students must first achieve compliance with mandatory checks by each closing date prior to a WIL placement and maintain current evidence for the duration of the course.

Mandatory health requirements include immunisation and vaccination evidence (and serology where required) to the following diseases: COVID-19, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Influenza, and Tuberculosis screening. Respirator mask fit testing is also an annual requirement for this course.

Mandatory security requirements include an Australian Federal Police clearance and working with children check.

Other mandatory requirements include a First Aid and CPR certificate, student agreement to privacy and confidentiality, adherence to Speech Pathology Australia's policies for a registered student professional, fitness to participate in WIL student declaration, jurisdictional and site-specific compulsory requirements, and other training modules.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term FeeA$18,600
International Indicative First Year FeeA$37,140

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.