Bachelor of Speech Pathology

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 7:51 AM on Sat, 3 December

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
75
Duration
4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

4.5 years min for students commencing in July

4 years full-time
Location
Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast
Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast
Start date
March, October
February
Course code
3007306
Course abbreviation
BSpPath
Credit points
384
Equivalent units
32
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

Speech pathologists assess and treat adults and children exhibiting acquired or congenital disorders of speech, fluency, voice, language, swallowing and multimodal communication.

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology prepares you for entry into professional speech pathology practice.

Topics covered include phonetics and linguistics, audiology and neurology, working alongside and interacting with students from other health disciplines. As well as taking advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities, you will receive hands on experience via clinical placements in schools, hospitals, nursing homes and the Southern Cross University Health Clinics at our Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses.

Career opportunities for speech pathologists continue to grow nationally and internationally, often working with various specialists in diverse settings such as; private practice, not for profit organisations as well as government health and education services.

Speech pathologists assess and treat adults and children exhibiting acquired or congenital disorders of speech, fluency, voice, language, swallowing and multimodal communication.

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology prepares you for entry into professional speech pathology practice.

Topics covered include phonetics and linguistics, audiology and neurology, working alongside and interacting with students from other health disciplines. As well as taking advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities, you will receive hands on experience via clinical placements in schools, hospitals, nursing homes and the Southern Cross University Health Clinics at our Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses.

Career opportunities for speech pathologists continue to grow nationally and internationally, often working with various specialists in diverse settings such as; private practice, not for profit organisations as well as government health and education services.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. English proficiency is a requirement for all students. Applicants who do not meet Rule 2 English Language Proficiency Requirements must demonstrate English language proficiency by:
    • achieving an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 8.0 overall and a minimum score of 8.0 in each of the four components; or
    • Achieving an International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) score of at least 4+ in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  2. An applicant who has completed a Certificate III qualification will not be admitted solely on the basis of this qualification.

CountryScore
Austria AMC2.7
Bangladesh HSC4.8
Brazil SSLC9.7
Canada High School OSSD64
Chile PSU6.8, plus 750-800
China Gao Kao484
Colombia CB (NAT)97, overall 350-349
Denmark USSLE7.3
France FB12
German Abitur3.2
Hong Kong HKDSE17
India CBSE (best 4)12.5 external exam
India CISCE83
India Higher Secondary School Certificate (best 4)97 in academic
Indonesia SMA9.7
International Baccalaureate29
Japan USSLC4.8
Korea, Republic of, CSAT314
Malaysia ICSSUEC78>
Malaysia STPM10 (best 3 A levels)
Nepal Higher Secondary Education Certificate91
Nepal Proficiency Certificate97
Norway GPA3.2
Pakistan HSSC46
Pakistan HSSC Humanities and Science streams96
Pakistan HSSC Pre-Eng and Pre-Med streams46
Papua New Guinea HSC (best 5)3.0 pass Eng & Math
Peru OCSE19.4
Phillipines NSAT99
Russia FCCSE4.9
Saudi Arabia MESSLC97
Singapore SCGCE19
Spain SSSD9.7
Spain STBPU6
Sri Lanka GCE6
Sweden SSLC14.7
Taiwan GSAT63
Taiwan Senior High School Certificate98
Thailand CSE(Matayom 6) 2.6
Turkey HSD4.8
UK Board GCE A Levels16.5
USA SAT & ACTSAT 1560, ACT 25
Vietnam (in 4 subjects)9.7 academic

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall Score8.0
Reading8.0
Writing8.0
Listening8.0
Speaking8.0

About the course

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology enables students to develop high-level communication skills (both written and oral) and to develop an understanding of the theoretical and practical components of speech pathology, with a focus on both general and specialist knowledge and skills. The course shares components with other Southern Cross University degrees such as the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Podiatry and the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies).

Arts and science-based units are included in the course, for example phonetics and linguistics, audiology and neurology for speech pathology. Embedded throughout the course are principals of professionalism, evidence-based practice, cultural safety and responsiveness, person-centred care and holistic practice.

Optional major: Indigenous Health
This optional major can be studied at Gold Coast and Coffs Harbour campuses and offers students the opportunity to build theoretical and practical capabilities in cultural protocols and Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Embedded placement opportunities equip graduates with the professional skills required to contribute to the improvement of health and social outcomes in Australian communities.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
Coffs HarbourTerm  1, Term  5
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
Coffs HarbourTerm  1$29,360 ($3,670 per unit)085520F
Gold CoastTerm  1$29,360 ($3,670 per unit)085520F
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

International students studying in Australia

View domestic application details View international application details

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:

Professional Experience Learning

This course includes professional experience learning. Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, as detailed on Faculty of Health Professional Experience page must be met prior to attending professional experience placement. All professional experience learning hours must be completed and professional behaviour and conduct must be demonstrated.

Progression

Students are not permitted to have an extended period of more than 18 months between study of any two (2) professional experience learning units.

Students are not permitted to have an extended period of more than 18 months between study of a theory unit that relates specifically to a particular professional experience learning unit.

Students who have an interrupted study sequence of more than 18 months will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be required to undertake a specified supported professional experience placement to ensure clinical currency prior to continuation of the course.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Equity & Inclusion website. Students who have a disability or health condition which may impact on their ability to meet these requirements are encouraged to visit the Student Equity & Inclusion website for further information and contact details.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
SPCH1001Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession
SPCH2011Communication Development Across the Lifespan
HLTH1006Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
SPCH1002Phonetics and Linguistics for Speech Pathology
HBIO2008Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Head and Neck
PSYC1009Introducing Health Psychology
SPCH2012Assessment of Child Speech and Language
SPCH1003Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice
SPCH2013Intervention for Child Speech and Language
SPCH2002Neurology for Speech Pathology
SPCH2014Assessment of Adult Speech and Language
STAT2001Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
SPCH1004Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 1
SPCH3004Intervention for Adult Speech and Language
SPCH3005Speech Pathology Practice 1
SPCH3006Speech Pathology Practice 2
PBHL2002Health Promotion
SPCH3007Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 4
SPCH3008Advanced Practice in Speech Pathology
HLTH3004Transition to Practice
SPCH3009Critical Reflection in Speech Pathology
SPCH3010Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 5 Note 1
Majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
INDG2001Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
PBHL3001Health Promotion Project
HLTH1003Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport
SPCH2015Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 2
SPCH2016Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 3
Education elective unit - any uni-wide elective from the Faculty of Education
Elective - any unit from Southern Cross University
Elective - any unit from Southern Cross University

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
INDG2001Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
INDG2005Working with Aboriginal Communities I (Professional Engagement)
INDG1010Trauma and Resilience I
INDG2011Aboriginal Social Realities
PBHL3001Health Promotion Project
SPCH2015Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 2
SPCH2016Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 3
Plus one of:
INDG3001Caring for Country
INDG2008Racism and Eugenics


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

SPCH1001Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
SPCH2011Communication Development Across the Lifespan
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
HLTH1006Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
Term2,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,5
Term2,5
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Lismore
Term2,5
Term2,5
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,5
Term2,5
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Lismore
Term2,5
Term2,5
SPCH1002Phonetics and Linguistics for Speech Pathology
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesSPCH1001 - Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession
HBIO2008Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Head and Neck
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesHBIO1001 - Human Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
INDG2001Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
Summer Term
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
PSYC1009Introducing Health Psychology
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A

Second Year

SPCH2012Assessment of Child Speech and Language
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesSPCH1002 - Phonetics and Linguistics for Speech Pathology AND SPCH2011 - Communication Development Across the Lifespan
SPCH1003Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesSPCH1001 - Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession AND SPCH2011 - Communication Development Across the Lifespan
SPCH2013Intervention for Child Speech and Language
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH2012 - Assessment of Child Speech and Language
Education Elective Unit - any Uni-wide elective from the Faculty of Education
SPCH2002Neurology for Speech Pathology
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesMust have completed or be currently enrolled in HBIO2008 - Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Head and Neck
SPCH1004Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 1
Tri Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Gold Coast
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH1003 - Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice AND SPCH2013 - Intervention for Child Speech and Language
STAT2001Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Term1,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term1
N/A
Pre-requisites36 credit points
SPCH2014Assessment of Adult Speech and Language
Term1,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,4
Term1,4
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Pre-requisitesSPCH2002 - Neurology for Speech Pathology

Third Year

SPCH2015Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 2
Dual Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Gold Coast
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH1004 - Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 1 OR SPCH2005 - Child Language and Literacy: Theory and Practice
SPCH3004Intervention for Adult Speech and Language
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH2014 - Assessment of Adult Speech and Language
SPCH3005Speech Pathology Practice 1
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesSPCH1004 - Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 1 OR SPCH2005 - Child Language and Literacy: Theory and Practice
Elective - any University-wide Elective
SPCH2016Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 3
Tri Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Gold Coast
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH2015 - Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 2
HLTH1003Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term3,5
N/A
SPCH3006Speech Pathology Practice 2
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesHBIO2008 - Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Head and Neck
Elective - any University-wide Elective

Fourth Year

SPCH3007Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 4

Not currently available

Pre-requisitesSPCH2016 - Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 3
SPCH3008Advanced Practice in Speech Pathology

Not currently available

Pre-requisitesSPCH3005 - Speech Pathology Practice 1 AND SPCH3006 - Speech Pathology Practice 2
HLTH3004Transition to Practice
Summer Term
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Lismore
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Pre-requisites(Students must complete 192 CP in 3007229 - Bachelor of Midwifery OR 3005105 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3005113 - Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science) OR (Students must complete 288 CP in 3007012 - Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology OR 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology OR 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007308 - Bachelor of Podiatry)
Enrolment informationThis unit must be done in the final year.
SPCH3009Critical Reflection in Speech Pathology
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH3008 - Advanced Practice in Speech Pathology OR REHB3001 - Diagnostic Intake Clinic: Advanced and Interdisciplinary Practice (Internal)
SPCH3010Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 5
Tri Term2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Gold Coast
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH3007 - Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 4 OR REHB3001 - Diagnostic Intake Clinic: Advanced and Interdisciplinary Practice (Internal)
PBHL2002Health Promotion
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites288 credit points in 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology; OR 192 credit points in any other course
PBHL3001Health Promotion Project
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisitesPBHL2002 - Health Promotion

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

SPCH1001Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
SPCH2011Communication Development Across the Lifespan
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
HLTH1006Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
Term2,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,5
Term2,5
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Lismore
Term2,5
Term2,5
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,5
Term2,5
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Lismore
Term2,5
Term2,5
SPCH1002Phonetics and Linguistics for Speech Pathology
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesSPCH1001 - Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession
HBIO2008Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Head and Neck
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesHBIO1001 - Human Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
INDG2001Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
Summer Term
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
PSYC1009Introducing Health Psychology
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A

Second Year

SPCH2012Assessment of Child Speech and Language
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesSPCH1002 - Phonetics and Linguistics for Speech Pathology AND SPCH2011 - Communication Development Across the Lifespan
SPCH1003Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesSPCH1001 - Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession AND SPCH2011 - Communication Development Across the Lifespan
SPCH2013Intervention for Child Speech and Language
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH2012 - Assessment of Child Speech and Language
INDG2005Working with Aboriginal Communities I (Professional Engagement)
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.
SPCH2002Neurology for Speech Pathology
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesMust have completed or be currently enrolled in HBIO2008 - Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Head and Neck
SPCH1004Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 1
Tri Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Gold Coast
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH1003 - Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice AND SPCH2013 - Intervention for Child Speech and Language
STAT2001Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Term1,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term1
N/A
Pre-requisites36 credit points
SPCH2014Assessment of Adult Speech and Language
Term1,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,4
Term1,4
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Pre-requisitesSPCH2002 - Neurology for Speech Pathology

Third Year

SPCH3004Intervention for Adult Speech and Language
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH2014 - Assessment of Adult Speech and Language
INDG1010Trauma and Resilience I
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term1
N/A
SPCH2015Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 2
Dual Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Gold Coast
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH1004 - Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 1 OR SPCH2005 - Child Language and Literacy: Theory and Practice
SPCH3005Speech Pathology Practice 1
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesSPCH1004 - Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 1 OR SPCH2005 - Child Language and Literacy: Theory and Practice
SPCH2016Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 3
Tri Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Gold Coast
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH2015 - Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 2
INDG3001 -  Caring for Country

OR

INDG2008 -  Racism and Eugenics
INDG2011Aboriginal Social Realities
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term3
N/A
SPCH3006Speech Pathology Practice 2
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesHBIO2008 - Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Head and Neck

Fourth Year

SPCH3007Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 4

Not currently available

Pre-requisitesSPCH2016 - Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 3
SPCH3008Advanced Practice in Speech Pathology

Not currently available

Pre-requisitesSPCH3005 - Speech Pathology Practice 1 AND SPCH3006 - Speech Pathology Practice 2
HLTH3004Transition to Practice
Summer Term
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Lismore
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Pre-requisites(Students must complete 192 CP in 3007229 - Bachelor of Midwifery OR 3005105 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3005113 - Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science) OR (Students must complete 288 CP in 3007012 - Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology OR 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology OR 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007308 - Bachelor of Podiatry)
Enrolment informationThis unit must be done in the final year.
SPCH3009Critical Reflection in Speech Pathology
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH3008 - Advanced Practice in Speech Pathology OR REHB3001 - Diagnostic Intake Clinic: Advanced and Interdisciplinary Practice (Internal)
SPCH3010Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 5
Tri Term2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Gold Coast
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH3007 - Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 4 OR REHB3001 - Diagnostic Intake Clinic: Advanced and Interdisciplinary Practice (Internal)
PBHL2002Health Promotion
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites288 credit points in 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology; OR 192 credit points in any other course
PBHL3001Health Promotion Project
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisitesPBHL2002 - Health Promotion


Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit

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Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Effectively integrate, contribute to and apply clinical and research evidence to ensure holistic person-centred speech pathology services

Advocate for, and advance, communication and swallowing outcomes for clients, their carers and community

Engage in collaborative, respectful and ethical interprofessional practice to ensure safe and quality speech pathology services

Integrate well developed knowledge and skills to effectively and ethically practice speech pathology in accordance with the relevant Australian professional standards and legislation

Apply reflective practice and academic skills to engage in lifelong learning as a speech pathologist

Effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders, including clients, their families, community, and interdisciplinary team members, to ensure optimal communication and swallowing outcomes

Demonstrate culturally safe professional practice that is respectful to all people, nationally and globally, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples


Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary for each unit and include multiple choice questions, quizzes, short answer and essay style examinations, scenario-based case studies and self-reflective journals, oral presentations, written assignments, vivas, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), practical skill testing and fieldwork performance evaluations.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including online workshops, tutorials, as well as other online activities such as podcasts, video linked virtual classes, as well as clinical practical experience. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Speech pathologists work in diverse settings including private practice, school programs, in government agencies or in the health and wellbeing industry. They work independently and also with other health and education specialists in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.

Professional placement

Students can complete up to 1,000 hours of professional placement in various settings throughout the four years of study. These settings include, but are not limited to, the Southern Cross University Health Clinic on campus, public hospitals, private practice, community health, rehabilitation centres, aged care facilities, schools and regional and remote health locations.

Professional experience placements require students to fulfil certain pre-requisites prior to attending any placements. Before applying for this course, it is important that you understand what these requirements are.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology is accredited by Speech Pathology Australia (SPA), the national professional and accrediting body. Students and graduates of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology will be eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

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