student standing in front of health clinic

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    March, October

  • Duration

    4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

  • Location

    Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

  • Course abbreviation

    BSpPath

  • Course code

    3007306

  • Credit points

    384

  • Equivalent units

    32

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

International snapshot

  • Start Date

    February

  • Duration

    4 years full-time

  • Location

    Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

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 that total 910 hours 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.

Clinical Exercise Physiology student Vincent Manze at the Exercise lab on Gold Coast campus

“My experience at Southern Cross has been really good. There has been a vast array of opportunities for me. I've seen the whole spectrum of what I'm capable of doing."

The Southern Cross Model is a game-changer in higher education study.

Our students now engage in shorter, six-week unit structures designed around immersive and interactive learning experiences. The shorter unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum as they achieve milestones quickly, resulting in increased student success rates, and course and teacher satisfaction. Lectures are a thing of the past - students will be engaged in active, interactive and discussion-based learning.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online study option is highly interactive and may include a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching and assessment may vary from unit to unit.

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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 (GA).

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

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

GA2: Creativity

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

GA3: Ethical practice

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

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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

GA5: Lifelong learning

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

GA6: Communication and social skills

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

GA7: Cultural competence

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

Students complete 910 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.

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 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.

Location Teaching period
Coffs HarbourTerm  1, Term  5
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  5
Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Coffs HarbourTerm  1$30,832 ($3,854 per unit)085520F
Gold CoastTerm  1$30,832 ($3,854 per unit)085520F

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.

Career Outcomes

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.

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology at the Gold Coast campus is fully accredited by Speech Pathology Australia (SPA), the national professional and accrediting body. The Coffs Harbour campus offering has qualifying accreditation and the process for full accreditation is underway.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Entry requirements

  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.

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

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

Course requirements

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

  • 24 core units (288) credit points); and
  • 1 major (96 credit points).

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.

Other things to consider

The Early Offer program allows Year 12 students to secure a place in a Southern Cross University undergraduate degree before Year 12 results are released. It’s designed to remove some of the pressure from Year 12 and provide a pathway directly into university study that is not based solely on Year 12 results.

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There are different pathways into an undergraduate degree.

Whether you are returning to study after some time or you have just finished school and you need some extra academic preparation before embarking on a degree, Southern Cross University offers two excellent, fee-free academic preparation programs that develop the skills you need to be successful at university.

SCU College also offers a range of one-year Diplomas that provide extra academic support as you commence university. Diplomas are a great pathway to a degree and may also prepare you for diverse paraprofessional roles.

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Credit for Prior Learning, also referred to as ‘Advanced Standing’ or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), is the process of looking at your prior study and/or experience to assess if you can be awarded academic credit or gain entry to a course on the basis of your existing knowledge and skills.

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Course structure

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. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Current Students should select their units by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment as these may be different.

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Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

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

First Year

SPCH1001Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
HLTH1006Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
Term1,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,5
Term1,5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
SPCH2011Communication Development Across the Lifespan
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Gold Coast
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Lismore
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7. Details will be provided closer to the time.
SPCH1002Phonetics and Linguistics for Speech Pathology
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesSPCH1001 - Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession
SPCH1003Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Pre-requisitesSPCH1001 - Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession AND SPCH2011 - Communication Development Across the Lifespan
INDG2001Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
PSYC1009Introducing Health Psychology
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4

Second Year

SPCH2012Assessment of Child Speech and Language
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesSPCH1002 - Phonetics and Linguistics for Speech Pathology AND SPCH2011 - Communication Development Across the Lifespan
HBIO2008Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Head and Neck
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesHBIO1001 - Human Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
SPCH2013Intervention for Child Speech and Language
Term2
12
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
12
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
12
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
Enrolment informationThis unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
STAT2001Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Term1,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,4
Term1,4
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Lismore
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites36 credit points
SPCH2014Assessment of Adult Speech and Language
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesSPCH2002 - Neurology for Speech Pathology

Third Year

SPCH2015Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 2
Dual Term2
12
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
Enrolment informationThis unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
SPCH3004Intervention for Adult Speech and Language
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesSPCH2014 - Assessment of Adult Speech and Language
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
Elective - any University-wide Elective
SPCH3006Speech Pathology Practice 2
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesHBIO2008 - Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Head and Neck
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
Elective - any University-wide Elective
HLTH1003Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
SPCH2016Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 3
Tri Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Gold Coast
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH2015 - Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 2
Enrolment informationThis unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
SPCH3005Speech Pathology Practice 1
Term4
12
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

Fourth Year

SPCH3007Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 4
Dual Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1
Dual Term1
Gold Coast
Dual Term1
Dual Term1
Pre-requisitesSPCH2016 - Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 3
Enrolment informationThis unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
SPCH3008Advanced Practice in Speech Pathology
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesSPCH3005 - Speech Pathology Practice 1 AND SPCH3006 - Speech Pathology Practice 2
HLTH3004Transition to Practice
Summer Term
Term2
12
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-requisitesStudents must complete 192 credit points 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 192 credit points in 3007012 - Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology AND must have completed or be currently enrolled in SPRT3001 - Professional Preparation; OR Students must complete 288 CP in 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology OR 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007308 - Bachelor of Podiatry; OR Students must complete 120 CP in 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
Enrolment informationThis unit must be done in the final year except for Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology students who should complete it in Year 3.
SPCH3009Critical Reflection in Speech Pathology
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
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
24 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)
Enrolment informationThis unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
PBHL2002Health Promotion
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Pre-requisites288 credit points in 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology; OR 192 credit points in any other course
Enrolment informationIt is recommended that students who need to complete both PBHL2002 Health Promotion and PBHL3001 Health Promotion Project as part of their course, enrol in both units in the same year.
PBHL3001Health Promotion Project
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesPBHL2002 - Health Promotion OR PBHL1002 - Health Promotion and Wellness
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

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

First Year

SPCH1001Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
HLTH1006Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
Term1,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,5
Term1,5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
SPCH2011Communication Development Across the Lifespan
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
HBIO1009Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Gold Coast
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Lismore
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7. Details will be provided closer to the time.
SPCH1002Phonetics and Linguistics for Speech Pathology
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesSPCH1001 - Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession
SPCH1003Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Pre-requisitesSPCH1001 - Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession AND SPCH2011 - Communication Development Across the Lifespan
INDG2001Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
PSYC1009Introducing Health Psychology
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4

Second Year

SPCH2012Assessment of Child Speech and Language
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesSPCH1002 - Phonetics and Linguistics for Speech Pathology AND SPCH2011 - Communication Development Across the Lifespan
HBIO2008Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Head and Neck
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesHBIO1001 - Human Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
SPCH2013Intervention for Child Speech and Language
Term2
12
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
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.
SPCH1004Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 1
Tri Term2
12
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
Enrolment informationThis unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
SPCH2002Neurology for Speech Pathology
Term3
12
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
STAT2001Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Term1,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,4
Term1,4
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Lismore
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites36 credit points
SPCH2014Assessment of Adult Speech and Language
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesSPCH2002 - Neurology for Speech Pathology

Third Year

SPCH2015Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 2
Dual Term2
12
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
Enrolment informationThis unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
SPCH3004Intervention for Adult Speech and Language
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesSPCH2014 - Assessment of Adult Speech and Language
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
INDG1010Trauma and Resilience I
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term1
Term1
SPCH3006Speech Pathology Practice 2
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesHBIO2008 - Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Head and Neck
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
SPCH2016Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 3
Tri Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Gold Coast
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Pre-requisitesSPCH2015 - Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 2
Enrolment informationThis unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
INDG2011Aboriginal Social Realities
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term3
N/A
INDG3001 -  Caring for Country

OR

INDG2008 -  Racism and Eugenics
SPCH3005Speech Pathology Practice 1
Term4
12
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

Fourth Year

SPCH3007Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 4
Dual Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1
Dual Term1
Gold Coast
Dual Term1
Dual Term1
Pre-requisitesSPCH2016 - Work Integrated Learning in Speech Pathology 3
Enrolment informationThis unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
SPCH3008Advanced Practice in Speech Pathology
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesSPCH3005 - Speech Pathology Practice 1 AND SPCH3006 - Speech Pathology Practice 2
HLTH3004Transition to Practice
Summer Term
Term2
12
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-requisitesStudents must complete 192 credit points 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 192 credit points in 3007012 - Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology AND must have completed or be currently enrolled in SPRT3001 - Professional Preparation; OR Students must complete 288 CP in 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology OR 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007308 - Bachelor of Podiatry; OR Students must complete 120 CP in 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
Enrolment informationThis unit must be done in the final year except for Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology students who should complete it in Year 3.
SPCH3009Critical Reflection in Speech Pathology
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
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
24 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)
Enrolment informationThis unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
PBHL2002Health Promotion
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Pre-requisites288 credit points in 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology; OR 192 credit points in any other course
Enrolment informationIt is recommended that students who need to complete both PBHL2002 Health Promotion and PBHL3001 Health Promotion Project as part of their course, enrol in both units in the same year.
PBHL3001Health Promotion Project
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesPBHL2002 - Health Promotion OR PBHL1002 - Health Promotion and Wellness
Enrolment informationPlease note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.


Note 1:

Double-weighted unit

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

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Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

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