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Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
CQUniversity - Rockhampton

Course outline

This course equips students with valuable skills to enable them to work with people of all ages who have communication or swallowing difficulties. Education and training includes a broad range of disciplines such as psychology, allied health, and linguistics and phonetics, designed to ensure students graduate work ready. Students will complete extensive work-integrated learning opportunities at CQUniversity’s Health Clinic, and off-campus at community and clinical sites in and outside of Queensland, where they will observe and work directly with children and adults with communication and/or swallowing difficulties. This allows students to consolidate the content and theory they learn in class with their developing clinical skills and gain valuable practical experience before entering the workforce. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).

Other requirements

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). The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory  to be eligible to attend a work-integrated-learning placement for this course. Additional vaccinations and/or may also be required. Students are also required to hold a current First Aid / CPR certificate. This will depend on the type of placement site and the site location, as different states have different vaccinations regulations and requirements. Students must complete a number of clinical placements hours. 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. For full course requirements, visit courses at CQUniversity.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
Biology (Units 3 & 4, C).
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Career opportunities

Career as a Speech Pathologist in a variety of settings such as public and private hospitals, community centres, rehabilitation centres, kindergartens, schools, aged care facilities, private practice.

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15 Jan 2024

CSP/$8842 (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

Rockhampton & surrounds
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