Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Rank thresholdATAR: 70 SR: 70
Duration4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Next start termTerm 1, 2025
Study modeOn Campus
Course codeCB87
First-year fee
$9,303 (Indicative) (CSP)
Speech Pathology student helping patient with guidance from instructor


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

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    I'd walk out of placement sessions with such a happy feeling and looking forward to the next session, which I think is very important. It means it's the job for me.

    Keturah Ruge

    Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

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

You are required to complete 30 core units.

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

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

On-Campus Availability

Term 1, 2023Rockhampton
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

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.


To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements. 

Rank Threshold
ATAR 70.00 | SR 70.00
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
Recommended StudyOptional
Studying this subjects in school may help you understand more about the topics you'll study in this degree.

Student and Course Profiles

View the student and course profiles for this course and learn about CQU's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2023 via our Institute Profile. 

Institute Profile

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Indicative First-Year Fee

Indicative first-year CSP place

The Indicative First-Year Fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one full-time academic year (eight units over two terms) for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth Supported Places

This course has Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available, and as a domestic student, you'll be offered a CSP, provided you meet CSP eligibility requirements. CSPs are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees.


You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan if you are offered a CSP. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. 

Learn more about paying for university.

Part of your course costs will include Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). SSAF is charged in addition to your student contribution or tuition fees and is used to help enhance your study experience. There may also be other costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

We believe a quality education can be for everyone – regardless of background, location, or life circumstances. That's why we offer a variety of scholarships and bursaries that can give you a helping hand with a range of expenses and enhance your employability.

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How to apply

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