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).
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.
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
For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
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.
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Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
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Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
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.
11 Jan 2024
4 years Full time or 8 years Part time