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Bachelor of  Speech Pathology (Honours)

Program code: 2370
QTAC code: 727002
OP Guarantee Scheme: No

Min. selection threshold

OP

4
/

Rank

94
/

IB

36
Minimum selection threshold

Location

St Lucia

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)

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.
  • Build a strong knowledge foundation from your first year of study in fields such as anatomy, linguistics, psychology and research. You'll also explore the areas of speech, language, voice, fluency, hearing, and swallowing.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • child care centres
  • aged care / high-care facilities
  • private practice
  • 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

    Our Speech Pathology program was ranked number one by students for teaching quality and educational experience in the 2016 QILT survey

  • 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.

Summary

  • Program code
    2370
  • QTAC code
    727002
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    4 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    64
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

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

OP / Rank / IB Diploma

Minimum selection threshold

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) in 2019:

OPRankIB
4 94 36

OP / Rank profile for those offered a place in Semester 1, 2019

This table shows the entry scores of all recent secondary students who were offered a place in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours):

Unadjusted OP / RankAdjusted OP / Rank
Highest1 / 99 1 / 99
Median4 / 94 2 / 97
Lowest6 / 89 4 / 94

Learn more about the admissions 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.

Student profile

The table below shows the most recent student intake in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) in Semester 1, 2019:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students
(A) Higher education study48 43.64%
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study0 0%
(C) Work and life experience<5 <5
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
51 46.36%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
0 0%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
0 0%
International studentsN/P N/P
Total110 100%

Student profiles show your likely peer group in a program. They are not the basis for admission to a program.

Notes:
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

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 complete supervised clinical placements throughout the duration of the program to demonstrate competency for entry into the profession. These clinical placements can include 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.

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.

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, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Find out more about HECS-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $8,412
Indicative fee 2019 Commonwealth supported place

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees (student contribution amounts) will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR re-certification (approximately $60 per year)
  • 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) (approximately $155 renewed every 3 years)
  • 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

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

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

Applying to QTAC

Apply now to QTAC

All domestic student applications for the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) need to be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

You can list up to six programs in order of preference on your QTAC application. Listing the maximum of six will strengthen your chances of being offered a place at university.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) is 727002. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

Apply now to QTAC

Additional application information

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.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university. Many of these dates are managed by organisations that are independent of UQ.

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".

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

Admission schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple and certain as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Admission pathways

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the typical entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Read more about admission pathways

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