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.
4 years full-time
It is recommended that students have had at least one class in a biological science during high school.
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.
|Core Units||30||Major Units||None|
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.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
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.
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.
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.
|Term 1 - 2023||Rockhampton|
|Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 5||SPCH14009||Students will complete up to 15 hours per week in a work-based setting for the duration of the term.|
|Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 7||SPCH14007||Students will complete one block placement of 5 days/week for 6 weeks in an adult setting.|
|Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 3||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 6||SPCH14006||Students will complete one block placement of 5 days/week for 6 weeks in a paediatric setting.|
|Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 4||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 1||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.|
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.
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.
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.
As a part of this course, students will undertake clinical placements. To participate in clinical placements, students will require a range of documentation (e.g., Criminal Police Check); this documentation varies depending on the type of placement site as different organisations / placement sites have different requirements. These requirements are reviewed in Year 1 of the course and prior to each clinical placement.
As a part of this course, students will undertake clinical placements. To participate in clinical placements students require a range of immunisations, vaccinations, and screenings (e.g., Hepatitis B; tuberculosis screening). Students are also required to hold a current First Aid / CPR certificate. Additional vaccinations and/or may also be required. This will depend on the type of placement site and the site location, as different states have different vaccinations regulations and requirements.
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
- aged care facilities
- private practice.
You may also find employment in research and academic settings.
|2022 Indicative Fees|
|International Indicative First Term Fee||$17,280.00|
|International Indicative First Year Fee||$37,740.00|
Please note the following important information:
- Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
- 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.
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.