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    Master of Speech Pathology

    Flinders University

    Flinders University


    Australia, Adelaide

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    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesMarch-2025
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    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 49,500  / year
    Next Intake March-2025

    Master of Speech Pathology


    Become a competent, reflective and innovative practitioner in the field of speech pathology.

    Speech pathologists provide professional services for people across the lifespan whose educational, vocational, personal and social functioning is impaired by disorders of communication and swallowing. Communication and swallowing disabilities may severely impact people's quality of life and result from developmental difficulties, social disadvantage, illness or accident.

    This coursework program is founded on principles designed to encourage lifelong learning in the practice of speech pathology. It involves an innovative, integrated enquiry-based curriculum, incorporating a problem-based learning format. This approach is supported by a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies including lectures, workshops, clinical skills tutorials and practicum.

    A variety of assessment methods are used, including peer and self-assessment, performance within authentic tasks and competency-based assessment of practical work.

    The program teaches you to research, analyse and articulate a framework for inclusive and ethical professional social work practice. You will develop the skills to identify the cultural context of various approaches and their relevance to specific situations and populations, and to delineate the connections between interpersonal practice, social policy and research. Topics cover areas such as social work with diverse populations, complexities in work with children and families, mental health through the life course, and trauma and resilience.


    Practical experience

    You will undertake two field placements totalling 500 hours each. Placements are usually offered over four days per week.

    Placements are designed to provide you with learning opportunities in a range of practice settings, with varied practice methodologies and different client groups.

    Field placements enable you to develop professional values, knowledge and skills and demonstrate your judgement and expertise.

    Practical experience requirements

    You are required to receive a National Criminal History Check and Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) screening and background checks, stating that you have successful clearances, in order to be eligible to undertake field placements. Students who do not receive DCSI clearances will not be able to complete their placement and therefore complete their degree. You are strongly advised to hold an Australian Driver's Licence. Some placement agencies require students to receive vaccinations.


    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification or hold a the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education or closely related qualification. In addition, applicants must also have no less than two years’ work experience in an organisation.

    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.


    Graduates will be equipped to begin practice in a wide range of health, educational and community settings. The course fosters your ability to respond effectively to the changing nature of professional knowledge and practice, preparing you to provide quality services throughout your working life.

    Speech pathology graduates are employed in a wide range of settings around the world and work with people of all ages, their carers/families, services, communities and other professionals across a wide variety of agencies.

    Potential occupations include:

    • speech pathologist
    • project officer
    • researcher
    • manager
    • policy advisor.

    Potential employers include:

    • healthcare sector (including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community health services, mental health services)
    • aged care sector
    • disability services sector
    • education sector (including mainstream, special schools and special education units)
    • early childhood education sector
    • private practice.

    Professional accreditation / recognition

    Graduates will meet the entry-level standards of Speech Pathology Australia, the national accrediting body, which will enable them to practise in Australia and to apply for mutual recognition of qualifications in many other countries and regions around the world, including the UK, New Zealand and Asia.

    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 49,500 

    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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