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    Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
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    Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

    CQUniversity Australia

    CQUniversity Australia


    Australia, Rockhampton

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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines10-Mar-2025 20-Jun-2025
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    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 37,140  / year
    Apply Date 20-Jun-2025
    Next Intake 10-Mar-2025

    Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)


    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.

    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.

    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.


    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 for further information.

    Each student will be assessed individually.

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    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.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 37,140 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
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    Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

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