Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time.

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:


New South Wales

English (Advanced) or English (Standard) (Band 4) or English as an Additional Language (Band 4); plus at least one of biology, chemistry, physics, or personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) (Band 2 for all).


English (Units 3 & 4, C); one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health or Physical Education (Units 3 & 4, C)


Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of biology, chemistry, physics or health and human development.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Disclaimer :The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 30 cp from Inter-professional Units (Part A);
  2. 160 cp from Speech Pathology Theory Units (Part B);
  3. 110 cp from Integration and Practice Units (Part C);
  4. 20 cp from Core Curriculum Units (Part D).

Exit points

A student who has successfully completed 230 cp from units, and 10 cp from Core Curriculum units may exit from the course with following qualification:

  • Bachelor of Allied Health

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator.

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

Part A : Inter-professional Units

Complete exactly 30 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ALHT106Psychology for Allied Health10
BIOL125Human Biology 110
HLSC120Indigenous Health and Culture10

Part B : Speech Pathology Theory Units

Complete exactly 160 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
SPHY100Communication and Development Across the Lifespan10
SPHY102Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology10
SPHY103Linguistics and Phonetics for Speech Pathology10
SPHY104Evidence Based Practice in Speech Pathology10
SPHY200Neuroscience Speech Pathology10
SPHY201Language Disorders (Developmental)10
SPHY202Language Disorders (Acquired)10
SPHY204Speech Disorders (Developmental)10
SPHY205Motor Speech Disorders (Acquired)10
SPHY301Swallowing, Feeding, and Mealtime across the Lifespan10
SPHY303Voice Disorders Across the Lifespan10
SPHY304Fluency Disorders Across the Lifespan10
SPHY306Research in Speech Pathology10
SPHY308Multimodal Communication Across the Lifespan10
SPHY310Community Development, Public Health and Speech Pathology10
SPHY401Contemporary Issues in Speech Pathology10

Part C : Speech Pathology Integration and Practice Units

Complete exactly 110 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
SPHY101Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice10
SPHY203Speech Pathology Practice 2A10
SPHY207Speech Pathology Practice 2B10
SPHY302Speech Pathology Practice 3A10
SPHY305Speech Pathology Practice 3B10
SPHY400Speech Pathology Practice 4A30
SPHY402Speech Pathology Practice 4B30
SPHY410Speech Pathology Professional and Reflective Practice 4A30
SPHY412Speech Pathology Professional and Reflective Practice 4B30

Part D : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10
PHCC320The Just Society10

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