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Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) (SPYH)
CRICOS: 111905B

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Ipswich
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Jan


  • Do you have a passion for improving the lives of others? Speech pathologists assess and treat infants, children and adults with a wide range of developmental, congenital and acquired delays and disorders in speech, language, voice, fluency, multimodal communication and swallowing. Study the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at UniSQ and be ready to make a difference. Graduate prepared to help patients with a multitude of health care needs. 
  • Learn to work closely with other health professionals to deliver comprehensive health care plans that improve the lives of those living with communication disorders. 
  • Be guided by experienced academics and industry professionals to ensure you’re prepared to deliver care to people in various communities, particularly high need areas such as regional, rural and remote practice, Indigenous and low resource communities.
  • Develop skills in a range of courses designed to prepare you for the demands of the speech pathology, from clinical learning in communication and swallowing through to understanding more about delivering digital health.
  • Select from two honours pathways within your degree:
  • the project option focuses on partnerships with industry to address everyday practice topics, or
  • the research option allows you to create an individual research project (this pathway is dependent on your GPA).

Regardless of which honours pathway you choose, you will be eligible to apply for entry into a higher degree by research.

Thinking of studying in 2024? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our new academic calendar FAQs.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) is pending accreditation by Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) under the 'Qualifying' classification. During this qualifying period, graduate cohorts are ineligible for certified practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia. 'Provisional' accreditation is awarded when UniSQ's Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) achieves accreditation for the first time.

Career outcomes

  • Graduate with a high-quality theoretical and clinical learning experience ready for professional practice as a speech pathologist.
  • Find job opportunities in private practice (independently and in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams) as well as in schools and early learning settings, government agencies, non-profit organisations, universities, health and wellbeing settings, disability services, rehabilitation, palliative care, intensive care and neonatal intensive care, community health, mental health, juvenile justice, and accent modification.

Entry requirements

Subject pre-requisites

  • General English (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent
  • one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Psychology (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 8.0, or equivalent with a minimum of 8 in speaking and writing. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements that must be met in order to successfully complete this degree. Inherent requirements are fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the degree, while maintaining the academic integrity of the degree. Please read and understand the inherent requirements specific to the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) before applying.

If you think you may experience any problems meeting inherent requirements, you can talk to a Student Equity Officer about reasonable adjustments that may be put in place to assist you. Any reasonable adjustments made must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

Additional requirements for placements

You will need to provide the following documents prior to commencing any clinical placement:

  • Blue Card or Working with Children Check
  • Yellow Card if working with people with disabilities
  • Australian Federal Police Check certificate
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR) certificate
  • First Aid certificate

Plus evidence of the following immunisations:

  • Hepatitis B immunisation evidence
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella immunisation evidence
  • Varicella immunisation evidence
  • Pertussis immunisation evidence
  • Influenza immunisation evidence
  • Tuberculosis Risk Assessment
  • COVID-19 vaccinations as directed by health services

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 32 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 10
Discipline-specific courses 14
Honours courses (Research or Clinic Pathway) 8
Total 32

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Professional experience

As part of the degree, you will need to complete professional experience placements. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional practice within this degree.

You will also need to purchase a clinical uniform before starting your placements.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 30920

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 111905B


  • Applications for 2024 are now open.

Please note: Meeting entry requirements does not guarantee admission. Places within this degree are limited by quota. Quota size is determined by the availability of placements. Where the quota is filled, no further places will be offered.

As places are limited in this degree, applications may close early if all places are filled for a specific intake.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date
Trimester 1, 2024 Monday 15 January Monday 22 January 

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