Bachelor of Speech Pathology
Southern Cross University - Coffs Harbour

Course outline

This course prepares students for entry into professional speech pathology practice. Speech pathologists assess and treat adults and children exhibiting acquired or congenital disorders of speech, fluency, voice, language and swallowing and multimodal communication. The course aims to educate students to become knowledgeable, skilled, empathetic, ethical and innovative professionals. The course contains industry-specific and inter-professional units of study. A mix of theory units are combined with simulated learning and clinical practicum opportunities. Students have access to modern laboratories and clinical learning spaces. Embedded throughout the course are principals of critical thinking, evidence-based practice and cultural competency. Teaching facilities include computer-assisted technologies and simulation and clinical laboratories. Students complete approximately 1000 hours of professional placement in various settings. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Southern Cross University.


For students commencing in July, course duration is 4.5F or 9P.


Optional major Indigenous health

Other requirements

Before undertaking clinical placements, students must fulfil certain prerequisites including vaccination against specific diseases (note a full course of vaccination may take several months), a criminal record check and working with children clearance, and completion of a nationally accredited first aid certificate; refer to Southern Cross University for details.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for Southern Cross University and for this course, refer to the Southern Cross University website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency to a level required by the institution. Applicants from a non-English speaking background require a minimum IELTS of 7.5 overall with minimum 8.0 in Listening and Speaking and minimum 7.0 in Writing and Reading. Refer to institution for more information.

Recommended study
Mathematical Methods; Biology; Chemistry
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

Speech pathologists work in diverse settings including private practice, the corporate sector, schools, community health centres, nursing homes and mental health services.


Speech Pathology Australia.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$8016 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Mid North Coast NSW