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Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Program code: 2370
QTAC code: 727002
CRICOS code: 082623A

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

Speech pathologists help people overcome a range of barriers affecting their communication, from speech impairments to problems with voice control, language, fluency, swallowing and eating.

  • Learn how to assess, diagnose, and treat a range of clients with communication disorders, such as children with delayed communication skills and adults with impairments as a result of disease or injury.
  • Spend more than 600 hours on supervised placements throughout your program, building your confidence and skills as a clinician. More than 200 locations are available for clinical placements, including UQ's Speech Pathology Clinic at St Lucia.
  • Build a strong knowledge foundation from your first year in anatomy, linguistics, psychology and research. You'll also explore the areas of speech, language, voice, fluency, hearing, and swallowing.
  • Graduate with a respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market, demonstrate your leadership skills, and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) is recognised around Australia and across the world for its award-winning teachers and graduates.

  • Teaching staff

    Learn from the best

    The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is home to experienced lecturers, researchers and clinical educators. Our speech pathology researchers are some of the best in the world, specialising in areas including aphasia and paediatric communication

  • Beyond the classroom

    International options

    In your final year you may have the opportunity to undertake a placement in Vietnam or Timor Leste. The international placement will allow you to experience health services outside of Australia while under the supervision of clinical educators.

  • In the classroom

    State-of-the-art facilities

    UQ has its own Speech Pathology Clinic where you will develop your professional competency during your studies. The clinic is open to the public and helps children and adults with various communication difficulties, including delayed speech development, stuttering, and language difficulties following stroke.

  • Fast Facts

    Research and teaching excellence

    UQ has offered speech pathology programs since 1962 and we're leaders in teaching and research. Our researchers also scored the highest possible rating in the 2015 ERA Outcomes, which means your curriculum is informed by the very best research.

Career outcomes

There are many career options in Australia and internationally for Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) graduates, including work in:

  • Education settings,
  • Public and private hospitals,
  • Community health centres and agencies,
  • Rehabilitation units,
  • Preschools and child care centres,
  • Aged care / high-care facilities,
  • Private practice, and
  • Government and non-government institutions and organisations.

  • Students
    "My experience in the simulation clinic during my studies involved a variety of areas of speech pathology, including swallow assessments and language therapy for patients with aphasia. Knowing that we're in safe hands with this simulated program is something that gives us all confidence." Greg Chiapello, BSpPath (Hons) student
  • Beyond the classroom

    Simulated learning

  • Students

    Happy students

    Within UQ, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is ranked number one in overall student satisfaction and is in equal first place for the greatest number of staff teaching and learning awards, citations, grants and fellowships.

  • Professional experience

    Hands-on, practical learning

    Develop hands-on skills through supervised clinical placements in a variety of community and healthcare settings in metropolitan, regional and rural areas of Queensland.

  • Careers

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Summary

  • Program code
    2370
  • QTAC code
    727002
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    4 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    64
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    082623A

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Entry scores

All international applicants need to meet the minimum entry score for this program.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; speaking 8; reading 7; writing 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

You will undertake over 600 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organisations, private practices and UQ's internal clinics. During your placements, you will have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop your clinical skills in real life settings.

You will undertake a variety of sessional practical experiences from year one before commencing full time block placements during years three and four.

Clinical placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area where you will be required to fund your travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Speech Pathology Australia

Accreditation body

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) is accredited by:

  • Speech Pathology Australia

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $41,184
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased from the School.
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

How you apply for the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) depends on what type of applicant you are.

Apply now to QTAC

Your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian year 12 (either in Australia or offshore), or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia.

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All other international applicants

If you’re not currently studying Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, submit your application directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

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Additional application information

This program has limited intake capacity.

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow adequate time for their student visa to be processed.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university.

If you’re studying year 12 in Australia, a good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a “course” we call a "program".

If you’re applying directly to UQ, the closing date for the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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