Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Flinders University

Speech pathologists provide professional services for persons whose educational, vocational, personal and social functioning is impaired by disorders of speech, language, voice, swallowing, fluency and hearing. The diagnostic and therapeutic services needed by such persons are made available within a variety of settings: pre-schools, schools, clinics established in hospitals, community health centres, mental health agencies, nursing homes and private practices. Speech pathologists also conduct research into a wide range of issues related to communications and swallowing.

Course Fee:

International: $134,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; or mature age entry (STAT); or TAFE/VET qualifications; or higher education transfers; or results from the completion of a foundation studies program


The major academic components of this course comprise lifespan development and social context and its impact on health, anatomy/pathophysiology, phonetics and linguistics, professional studies related to communication and swallowing disorders, and research methods. Students will undertake extensive clinical experience including 2 block placements of 6-8 weeks each.

Subjects you can Study:

Speech pathology

Further information:

An honours degree can be completed in four years by undertaking additional units, including a research project at honours level, in Year 4.


Graduates will meet the entry-level standards of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA), the national accrediting body, which will enable them to practise in Australia and many other countries around the world including the UK and Asia.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Speech Pathologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info No Full time 4 years
Flinders is a leading international university in Australia, distinguished by its boldness, vigour and imagination. The University has a record of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement.

While the main campus is located in the suburb of Bedford Park, just a short drive south of Adelaide's Central Business District and easily accessible by public transport, the University's geographical footprint also stretches across South Australia, Western Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Flinders has over 2,600 staff and more than 26,100 students, with over 5,400 coming from countries as diverse as Canada, India and Kenya. Its graduates are encouraged to be knowledgeable, to communicate effectively, and to develop skills to connect across boundaries and tackle major challenges.

Flinders has led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to University, and offers a choice of pathways that cater to people from a variety of backgrounds.

Offering over 140 undergraduate and 280 postgraduate courses, Flinders prides itself on the quality of its programs and the attention given to the learning experience of its students.

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