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Speech Pathology

Bachelor Honours Degree

BH-SPEECH

Course
Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) (Honours)
CRICOS
0100583
Duration
4 years full-time
Credit
800
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Learn to diagnose and treat people with communication, speech, swallowing and feeding difficulties.

Marcella Low

I chose speech pathology because I wanted a career where I could be helping others, and I love language and working with children.

Professional recognition

Professionally accredited by Speech Pathology Australia.

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Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Speech pathologists work with many different people with lots of different communication challenges, for example giving feeding advice to a mother whose baby has a cleft palate, helping a child with a stutter to speak more fluently or assisting an adult who has had a stroke or a brain injury, to regain their communication skills.

This course gives you the skills you need to work in this field, developing your understanding of typical and acquired communication development, swallowing disorders and clinical practice in speech pathology.

Your first year is interprofessional and taken with other health sciences students. Your studies will then focus on the science and anatomy of speech and language, and ways to assess, manage and prevent
functional impairment.

You will develop practical skills and apply your learning by completing supervised clinical practice in Curtin’s on-campus clinic, preparing to become an evidence-based clinician. You’ll manage a research project in your final year and graduate with an honours degree.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership with Speech Pathology Australia.

Career information

Careers

  • Speech pathologist.

Industries

  • Education and training
  • Health care
  • Public administration and safety
  • Social assistance.

What you'll learn

  • apply knowledge of human communication science to the delivery of speech pathology services and research in diverse and changing settings
  • critically analyse information to plan, implement and evaluate speech pathology services and research
  • locate, extract and critically appraise evidence and information from a range of resources to solve theoretical and applied problems in human communication science
  • demonstrate excellence in written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills appropriate to the discipline within a legal and ethical framework
  • use technologies relevant to the human communication sciences to inform clinical practice and research
  • understand and implement varied learning strategies, and take responsibility for ongoing professional and personal development
  • incorporate and demonstrate awareness of global or international perspectives in health care to clinical practice and research in speech pathology
  • demonstrate awareness of and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
  • independently and collaboratively apply professional skills in an ethical manner across a range of professional settings

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 8
HKDSE 18
IB 28
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 70
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 80
WAUFP (CPS) 59
India (CBSE) 70%
India (HSC) 71%
Sri Lanka 8

Please select a country above.

Other requirements and notes for this course

You must complete the fieldwork requirements before entering clinical placements in third year.

The July intake is intended for domestic course switching students. Places are limited. Enrolment may be on a part-time basis depending on unit availability, which could extend the course duration. Please contact the Course Coordinator.

Please note places in the course may be limited and meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee a place in the course.  Enrolment in the course may involve a period of part-time study which may increase the duration of the course.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on the fieldwork component of this course:

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $751*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,000*
Total indicative course fee $145,800*
Indicative year 1 fee $36,300*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $751*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,400*
Total indicative course fee $149,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $37,100*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: BH-SPEECH
  • CRICOS code: 0100583
  • Last updated on: September 24, 2020