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Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) - CB87

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

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STUDY MODES

On Campus

RANK CUT OFF

OP:12 SR:75 ATAR:74.2

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:75 ATAR:75

UNITS/CREDITS

30/192

DURATION

4 years full-time

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton

RECOMMENDED STUDY

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

CRICOS

075752F

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 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.

Core Units 30 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

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

Term 1 - 2021Rockhampton
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Introduction to Communication and Swallowing DisordersSPCH11001Students will observe clinical sessions with children and/or adults at the CQUniversity Health Clinic.
Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 1 SPCH12004Students will engage in observations and interactions with children for up to one half day per week, for a maximum of six weeks.
Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 2SPCH12007Students will engage in observations and interactions with children for up to one half day per week, for a maximum of six weeks.
Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 3SPCH13001Students 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 4SPCH13006Students 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 6SPCH14006Students will complete one block placement of 5 days/week for 6 weeks in a paediatric setting.
Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 7SPCH14007Students will complete one block placement of 5 days/week for 6 weeks in an adult setting.
Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 5SPCH14009Students will complete up to 14 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.

This course has no residential schools.

Rank Threshold
SR 75 | ATAR 75.0

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.

Rank Cut-Off - minimum unadjusted
OP 11 | SR 77 | ATAR 76.0

Rank Cut-Off - minimum adjusted
OP 10 | SR 77 | ATAR 76.0

The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2020. There is an unadjusted score before any adjustment schemes or factors are applied and an adjusted score if these were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.


Student Profile
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 view our Institute Profile.

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.

Security Requirements

Working with Children Check - Blue Card Services

National Criminal Record Check 

Health Requirements

Immunisations, Vaccines and Screening - Hepatitis B; Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR); Varicella; Tuberculosis Screening; Adult Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (dTpa)

CPR and First Aid 

Assumed Knowledge

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

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.

This course is accredited with Speech Pathology Australia (SPA). 

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.

This course is available at our regional campuses, and you will automatically be eligible for an International Student Scholarship – Regional

QueenslandROK: 851411

If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

CAREER FOCUSSED
Accredited by Speech Pathology Australia, our Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) qualifies you to work as an entry-level speech pathologist. As a graduate, you will be ready to work with children and/or adults with a diverse range of communication and swallowing difficulties, in a variety of contexts such as in public and private hospitals, community and rehabilitation centres, kindergartens, schools and aged care facilities. You may also find employment in research and academic settings. You’ll graduate work-ready having developed industry-relevant skills such as high-level independent and clinical decision-making skills through extensive work-integrated-learning opportunities where you observe and work with clients in various clinical settings.

REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
Throughout your studies, you will undertake hands-on experience treating real patients in the CQUniversity Health Clinic and at various off-campus clinical sites in and outside of Queensland. The CQUniversity Health Clinic is a public access multi-disciplined clinic located on the Rockhampton campus.

You will observe and work directly with children and adults with communication and/or swallowing difficulties. This will allow you to consolidate the content and theory you are learning in class with your developing clinical skills.

Throughout these experiences, you will exercise critical thinking and self-reflection, allowing you to develop lifelong learning skills. These skills enhance your work readiness and allow you to make valuable connections with industry.

Practical experience
Your practical experience is broken into small blocks that are either internal, at CQUniversity’s Health Clinic in Rockhampton, or at various external clinical placement sites. You will begin your practical experience early in your course, allowing you to progressively gain experience and apply the discipline knowledge you gain throughout your studies. Your practical experience is scheduled as follows:

  • In year 1, you will observe clinical sessions with children and/or adults at the CQUniversity Health Clinic.
  • In year 2, you will engage in observations and interactions with children for up to one-half day per week, for a maximum of six weeks.
  • Year 3 will see you continue one full day or two half-days per week of work-integrated learning in a clinic setting for the duration of the academic terms.
  • In year 4, you will complete up to 14 hours per week in a work-based setting for the duration of the first term. In your second term, you will complete two work-integrated learning units. In one of your units, you will complete one block placement of five days per week for six weeks in a paediatric setting. In the other unit, you will complete one block placement of five days per week for six weeks in an adult setting.

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

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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)

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STUDY SPEECH PATHOLOGY AT CQUNI

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