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 2024 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.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

  • ALHT106Psychology for Allied Health10 CP
  • HLSC120Indigenous Health and Culture10 CP
  • ALHT210Neuroscience for Allied Health10 CP
  • ALHT211Research and Evidence - Informed Practice in Allied Health10 CP

Complete exactly 140 credit points from the following:

  • SPHY100Communication, Swallowing and Development Across the Lifespan10 CP
  • SPHY102Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology10 CP
  • SPHY103Linguistics and Phonetics for Speech Pathology10 CP
  • SPHY105Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice10 CP
  • SPHY201Language Disorders (Developmental)10 CP
  • SPHY202Language Disorders (Acquired)10 CP
  • SPHY205Motor Speech Disorders (Acquired)10 CP
  • SPHY209Speech disorders (developmental) and hearing10 CP

    replaces OTHY204 from S1 2023

  • SPHY301Swallowing, Feeding, and Mealtime across the Lifespan10 CP
  • SPHY303Voice Disorders Across the Lifespan10 CP
  • SPHY304Fluency Disorders Across the Lifespan10 CP
  • SPHY407Professional Reasoning in Speech Pathology - 110 CP
  • SPHY408Professional Reasoning in Speech Pathology 210 CP
  • SPHY309Language, literacy and cognition across the lifespan10 CP

Complete exactly 50 credit points from the following:

  • SPHY101Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice10 CP
  • SPHY203Speech Pathology Practice 2A10 CP
  • SPHY207Speech Pathology Practice 2B10 CP
  • SPHY302Speech Pathology Practice 3A10 CP
  • SPHY305Speech Pathology Practice 3B10 CP

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

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

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

  • UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10 CP
  • PHCC102Being Human10 CP
  • PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10 CP

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

Year 1 and 2 of the course map are completed as part of Bachelor of Speech Pathology.

  • Inter-professional UnitsALHT106Psychology for Allied Health10 cp
  • Inter-professional UnitsHLSC120Indigenous Health and Culture10 cp
  • Speech Pathology Theory UnitsSPHY103Linguistics and Phonetics for Speech Pathology10 cp
  • Integration and Practice UnitsSPHY101Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice10 cp
  • Speech Pathology Theory UnitsSPHY102Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology10 cp
  • Core Curriculum Units Core Curriculum Unit 1See the ACU Core Curriculum page for details10 cp
  • Speech Pathology Theory UnitsSPHY100Communication, Swallowing and Development Across the Lifespan

    (Pre: SPHY103)

    10 cp
  • Speech Pathology Theory UnitsSPHY105Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice

    (Pre: SPHY101 & SPHY103)

    10 cp

All units are delivered in campus attendance mode.

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in this unit.

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