Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
University of Southern Queensland - Ipswich

Course outline

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at UniSQ is an innovative program designed to produce entry-level graduates who are eligible to apply to be certified practising speech pathologists. Students will learn to diagnose and treat a range of communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults and to apply these skills in a variety of professional settings. A key focus of the program is to engage students from regional and remote areas and to support them in returning to practice in their communities through the acquisition and application of advanced digital health skills and an extensive regional and remote clinical placement. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the importance of Speech Pathology in juvenile justice, social policy and advocacy and educational settings.


Clinical placements are a key requirement of the program and students will need to travel away from home to undertake these at different stages of the degree.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to UniSQ’s website.


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

Additional entry requirements

Inherent requirements are applicable to the program please refer to for more information.

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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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.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Speech pathologists are employed in a wide variety of settings, such as sole and interprofessional private practices, health care facilities such as in hospitals, specialist settings such as cancer institutions, aged care, hospitals and increasingly palliative care settings, preschools, primary and secondary schools, non-government organisations and community settings. This program will prepare entry-level practitioners for all professional environments in Australia

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time