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
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.
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
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 8.0 overall with a minimum score of 8.0 in each of the four components. Refer to the institution for more information.
For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
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.
For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
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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.
11 Jan 2024
4 years Full time or 8 years Part time