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Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Completing the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at CQUniversity will equip you with valuable skills to enable you to work with people of all ages who have communication or swallowing difficulties.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
CB87, 075752F
Study Mode
In person

About this course

Completing the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at CQUniversity will equip you with valuable skills to enable you to work with people of all ages who have communication or swallowing difficulties. Your education and training will include a broad range of disciplines such as psychology, medical sciences and linguistics and phonetics, designed to ensure you graduate work-ready.

Completing placements in a variety of practice settings during your studies will enable you to gain valuable practical experience before you enter the workforce. This includes being part of a multidisciplinary team at the purpose-built Allied Health Clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton where you will learn alongside students from other disciplines including occupational therapy, physiotherapy and oral health.

On completion of this course, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) qualification. As part of your final year of study, you will be required to complete a research project on a topic relevant to speech pathology.

Entry requirements

When applying, you must demonstrate that you have met the listed Entry Requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements.

After you have applied and enrolled in this course, you will need to be able to meet the Security and Health Requirements as these generally relate to work-integrated learning activities that form part of your course. You will be provided with more information about security and health requirements after enrolling in the relevant units that these relate to.

Entry Requirements

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements


If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 8.0 with a minimum of 8.0 in each subset; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

Working with Children Check - Blue Card Services

National Criminal Record Check

Health Requirements

Immunisations, Vaccines and Screening - Hepatitis B; Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR); Varicella; Tuberculosis Screening; Adult Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (dTpa)

CPR and First Aid

Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students have had at least one class in a biological science during high school.

Study locations

Rockhampton

Career pathways

Completing the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) is your gateway to a rewarding career as a Speech Pathologist in a variety of settings such as:

  • public and private hospitals
  • community centres
  • rehabilitation centres
  • crèches
  • schools
  • aged care facilities
  • private practice.

You may also find employment in research and academic settings.