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

To be eligible to apply for admission to the Honours program, a student must have completed 160 cp from years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology pass degree, with a grade point average of at least 5.50 on the ACU seven point scale.

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

International applicants 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 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

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

  1. 40 cp from Inter-professional Units (Part A)
  2. 140 cp from Speech Pathology Theory Units (Part B)
  3. 50 cp from Integration and Practice Units (Part C)
  4. 80 cp from Honours units (Part D)
  5. 10 cp from Core Curriculum Units (Part E)

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 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ALHT106Psychology for Allied Health10
HLSC120Indigenous Health and Culture10
ALHT210Neuroscience for Allied Health10
ALHT211Research and Evidence - Informed Practice in Allied Health10

Part B : Speech Pathology Theory Units

Complete exactly 140 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
SPHY100Communication, Swallowing and Development Across the Lifespan10
SPHY102Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology10
SPHY103Linguistics and Phonetics for Speech Pathology10
SPHY105Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice10
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
SPHY407Professional Reasoning in Speech Pathology - 110
SPHY408Professional Reasoning in Speech Pathology 210
SPHY309Language, literacy and cognition across the lifespan10

Part C : Integration and Practice Units

Complete exactly 50 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

Part D : Honours Units

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ALHT411Honours Literature Review for Allied Health10
ALHT412Honours Research Methods for Allied Health10
ALHT413Honours Research Project Implementation for Allied Health10
ALHT414Honours Thesis for Allied Health10
SPHY413Speech Pathology Professional and Reflective Practice 4A Honours20
SPHY414Speech Pathology Professional and Reflective Practice 4B Honours20

Part E : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10

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