Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time.

Course available at

  • 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 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.

Disclamer :

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. 20 cp from University Core Curriculum Units (Part A)
  2. 30 cp from Inter-professional Units (Part B)
  3. 140 cp from Honours Speech Pathology Theory Units (Part C)
  4. 50 cp from Honours Integration and Practice Units (Part D)
  5. 80 cp from Honours 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.

Schedule of unit offerings

Part A : University 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

Part B : 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 C : Honours Speech Pathology Theory Units

Complete exactly 140 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
SPHY301Mealtimes Feeding and Swallowing10
SPHY303Voice Disorders Across the Lifespan10
SPHY304Fluency Disorders Across the Lifespan10
SPHY307Complex Cases in Speech Pathology10
SPHY308Multimodal Communication Across the Lifespan10

Part D : Honours 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 E : Honours Units

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ALHT404Honours Research Project Implementation10
ALHT405Honours Research Design10
ALHT406Honours Dissertation20
SPHY403Speech Pathology Practice 4a (Honours)20
SPHY404Speech Pathology Practice 4b (Honours)20

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