Bachelor of Speech Pathology
Australian Catholic University - Brisbane

Course outline

Speech pathologists are trained to assess and diagnose swallowing and communication difficulties, and to provide intervention and support for individuals who experience them to enable successful participation in life activities, including social interactions, education and employment. The Bachelor of Speech Pathology encompasses theory and practice, preparing students to identify causes of impairments to communication (i.e., speech, literacy, language, voice, fluency), feeding and swallowing and to determine the most effective, wholistic and person-centred approaches to management. This course is designed to expose students to speech pathology practice from the first year of the degree. An embedded honours program is available from third year for high-achieving students.
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The Bachelor of Speech Pathology is currently accredited with Speech Pathology Australia on the Brisbane, Melbourne, and North Sydney campuses. Accreditation means that all graduates will be eligible to apply for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

Fee notes

Average first year fee. Indicative only; subject to passage of legislation.

Other requirements

Students undertake professional experience across four years. Before students can begin professional experience for this course, students should review the mandatory State or Territory legal and industry policy requirements. An overview of these requirements can be found at Students must meet the inherent requirements – essential components of this course (capabilities, knowledge and skills) – to achieve the course learning outcomes. For more information see

Admissions Criteria

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


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Chemistry, Biology or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C)

Additional entry requirements

Applicants who have undertaken higher education study at bachelor level or higher with one full year completed are considered on the basis of the selection rank from that study.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Public and private hospitals, acute care and outpatient facilities, schools, community health centres, early childhood clinics, private practice.


Speech Pathology Australia.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

CSP/$8763 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

4 years Full time