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Speech and Language Pathology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Albury, Australia
Change lives with the Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology from Charles Sturt University. Encompassing rural and remote health, social justice, cultural safety and issues of access and equity, this course develops your skills in working with people and their families, communities and other health and education professionals.
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You'll graduate from this Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology from Charles Sturt University with confidence in applying your knowledge to diagnostics, treatment planning and intervention for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Course highlights

  • Hands-on learning

    Simulated and real-world experience in our on-campus clinic will give you the practical skills you'll need for the workplace.

  • Real-world experience

    Charles Sturt University Speech and Language Pathology bachelor's degree regional setting gives you the opportunity to work with people from diverse backgrounds. There are also opportunities for overseas study during the course that could see you working at an orphanage in Vietnam.

  • Outstanding facilities

    Develop your practical clinical skills in our quality facilities, including unobtrusive therapy observation rooms, a speech pathology and audiology laboratory, and anatomy and physiology laboratories. This course is fully accredited with the national accrediting body, Speech Pathology Australia.

  • Graduate with Honours

    An Honours year focuses on developing your organisational, research and writing skills and gives you a competitive edge in the workforce. If you achieve a grade point average of 5.0 or above across your first and second year subjects, you'll be eligible to apply to transfer to the Honours stream. Selection depends on academic merit, suitable project topic and the availability of appropriate supervisors.

Career opportunities

Depending on your interests, you could work across a range of settings with young people, mature people or those with disabilities or speech impediments. You could also work with actors or singers as a voice coach.

  • Explore a wide range of opportunities

    Find employment in schools, community health centres, hospitals, rehabilitation units, nursing homes or disability services in Australia or overseas.

  • Move into private practice

    Explore the opportunities available in private practice, or even be your own boss.

  • Work in a growth area

    A nationwide shortage of speech pathologists means you'll have excellent job prospects after graduation, particularly in rural and regional areas. The Australian Government's Job Outlook forecasts very strong employment growth in speech pathology in the next five years.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    256 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included
  • Foundations of Human Physiology
  • Speech, Language, and Culture
  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Indigenous Health
  • Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
  • Foundations of Therapeutic Communication 
  • Research for Health Practice
  • Speech Impairments in Children
  • Language Impairments in Children and Adolescents
  • Therapeutic Communication Practice 
  • Neuroscience for Health Practice
  • Managing Auditory Impairments
  • Diversity and Communication
  • Communication, Disability & Neurological Impairment (commenced)
  • Analysing Professional Interaction
  • Swallowing
  • Elective
  • Evidence-Based Management of Stuttering

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

CRICOS CODE: 039052M (Albury-Wodonga)

  • A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 70 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of two University level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • ​A completed AQF Certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

Tuition Fee


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