Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology will teach you how to recognise the importance of communication and swallowing as activities that enable people to fully participate in their daily lives. You will assist individuals, groups, families, and communities with speech, language, voice, and fluency concerns; and with multiple modes of communication including speaking, writing, sign, non-verbal cues, and technology-based communication aids. You may also provide advice on swallowing, feeding, and mealtime concerns. You may work as a sole practitioner or in transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or multidisciplinary contexts. Your studies will encompass both theoretical perspectives and professional practice experiences.

Course Fee:

International: $153,280

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. NSW Prerequisites: English (Advanced) or English (Standard) (Band 4) or English as a Second Language (Band 4); plus at least one of biology, chemistry, physics, or personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE); QLD Prerequisites: English (4, SA) and at least one of biology, chemistry, physics, health education or physical education (4, SA); VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English; and a study score of at least 25 in one of biology, chemistry, physics, health and human development, or physical education.


320 credit points. Students in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology undertake a range of professional practice placements to ensure they meet Speech Pathology Australia's graduate entry competency with regard to the management of disorders of communication and swallowing.

Subjects you can Study:

Speech pathology

Study Pathways:

Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree within the Faculty of Health Sciences. Honours graduates may be eligible to undertake a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Further information:

Graduates can work in a wide range of health and human services including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community health, early intervention centres, schools, mental health services, aged care, disability services and private practice.


The course is accredited with Speech Pathology Australia in Brisbane, Melbourne, and North Sydney. Accreditation means that all graduates will be eligible to apply for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Speech Pathologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) 70.7 No Full time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 4 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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