Key information

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Study mode

On campus
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Campus locations

Albury-Wodonga
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Duration

4 years full-time
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Session availability

Session 1 201830

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

Study mode

On campus

Campus locations

Albury-Wodonga
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

When you study speech pathology at CSU you will develop skills to work with individuals, families, communities, and other health and education professionals. You'll graduate with confidence in applying your knowledge to diagnostics, treatment planning and intervention for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Hands-on learning

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

Workplace settings

CSU's 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 through our quality facilities, including unobtrusive therapy observation rooms, a speech pathology and audiology laboratory, and anatomy and physiology laboratories.

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 (GPA) 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.

Speech Pathology Australia

CSU's Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology currently has conditional accreditation from Speech Pathology Australia. To be employed as a speech pathologist in Australia, you must be eligible for Speech Pathology Australia membership and meet the professional standards. Eligibility for membership of requires successful completion of an accredited speech pathology program.

The Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology (Honours) currently has conditional accreditation from Speech Pathology Australia. Graduates of the course are eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia and professional registration to work in Australia.

You are required to study theoretical subjects and participate in clinical training with clients. The opportunity to gain real-life experience begins in the first year of the course through participation in a community engagement project and parent tutor program, and continues through each year of the course in a variety of settings and with both paediatric and adult populations. You will have the opportunity to work and study with other allied health students such as those in nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and podiatry.

Immunisation

NSW Health is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all clients in health care settings and providing a safe and healthy working  environment for all staff and other clinical personnel, including students  undertaking workplace learning. This commitment includes adopting an assessment, screening and vaccination policy Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specific Infectious Diseases (PD2011_005) that minimises the risk of acquiring infectious diseases. Compliance with this  policy is mandatory for all health facility staff, including students on clinical placement.

Students must comply with NSW Health immunisation and vaccination requirements and be verified prior to being allocated to a workplace learning facility. This applies to all students regardless of state or territory. All students must undergo vaccination against infectious diseases prior to being allocated to a facility within NSW or other states. Results of these vaccinations are kept on a  personal record card (available from the School through which the student is  studying). This card must be presented, upon request, by NSW Health, or other health facility staff, whilst the student is attending workplace learning.

The Policy requires that you consult your local doctor to  obtain written proof of protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis,  measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B.

NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the requirements of this policy have been met, and failure to comply with the requirements may jeopardise completion of your studies.

As a full course of vaccinations may take several months to complete, you are advised to consult your local medical practitioner well in  advance of the commencement of your studies.

PLEASE NOTE that, as many courses involve workplace learning in the first year of study, the hepatitis B immunisation should be commenced early to meet NSW Health requirements.

Further information is available from NSW Health.


Working with Children Check

Students must have a Working with Children Check. To apply for this Working with Children Check, fill in an online application form. Once the form has been submitted, follow the instructions for collection.


First Aid Certificate

All students are required to have a current First Aid Certificate, obtained at their own cost, from an accredited body (Workcover  approved) before undertaking any workplace learning. The Senior First Aid Certificate must be current for the duration of the course.

If you are an Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse or Paramedic you may instead provide documentation from a current employer which indicates evidence of competency based CPR accreditation.

NOTE: As many courses include workplace learning in the first session, students are advised to complete their First Aid Certificate prior to commencement of their first year of study.

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

SPH214 Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice
SPH413 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency for Entry Level Practice
SPH106 Communication Development in Childhood
SPH303 Speech Pathology Practice Across The Lifespan A
SPH315 Speech Pathology Practice Across the Lifespan (Honours)
SPH415 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency for Entry Level Practice (Honours)
HIP100 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation
SPH405 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency in the Workplace (Honours)
SPH313 Speech Pathology Practice Across The Lifespan B
SPH403 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency in the Workplace

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

This is an on campus course however some subjects may be available to be studied by distance education. The following subjects may have a residential school component for distance education students.

BMS224 Head and Neck Anatomy

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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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.

Diverse employers

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

Private practice

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

Growth area

A nation-wide 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.

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.

Diverse employers

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

Private practice

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

Growth area

A nation-wide 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.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Standard CSU Credit regulations apply.

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology online or on campus.

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Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOn campusAlbury-WodongaFPOSYNNISSP
DirectOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNNKSSP
VTACOn campusAlbury-WodongaFPOSYNN1300113533
UACOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNN214501
VTACOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNN1300113531

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOn campusAlbury-WodongaFPOSYNNISSP
DirectOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNNKSSP
VTACOn campusAlbury-WodongaFPOSYNN1300113533
UACOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNN214501
VTACOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNN1300113531

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Melissa McKinnon - Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology

“I always wanted a career that helped people and made a difference. I liked the nature of speech pathology, especially as I could see the benefits of this career in the long-term when I would eventually start my own family.”

Melissa McKinnon - Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

The course consists of 256 points. At the end of 2nd year students can choose, dependent upon satisfying minimum requirements, to complete the honours stream or remain in the pass degree.

Common Stream

BMS126 Foundations of Human Physiology
BMS224 Head and Neck Anatomy
BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
HIP100 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation
HIP202 Research for Health Practice
IKC100 Indigenous Health
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SPH101 Speech, Language, and Culture
SPH105 Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice
SPH106 Communication Development in Childhood
SPH201 Speech Impairments in Children
SPH202 Managing Auditory Impairments
SPH204 Disability and Communication
SPH211 Language Impairments in Children and Adolescents
SPH214 Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice (16)

Pass Stream

SPH303 Speech Pathology Practice Across the Lifespan A
SPH306 Evidence-Based Management of Stuttering
SPH307 Motor Speech and Voice
SPH309 Analysing Professional Interaction
SPH312 Swallowing
SPH313 Speech Pathology Practice Across the Lifespan B
SPH317 Aphasia and Cognitive Communication
SPH403 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency in the Workplace (16)
SPH413 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency for Entry Level Practice  (16)
SPH421 Transition to Professional Practice (16)
SPH423 Managing Complexity in Speech Pathology (16)
Elective

Auslan 1 and Auslan 2 (Riverina TAFE or equivalent) = credit for one unspecified elective

Honours Stream

HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation (16)
HLT441 Health Honours Project/Dissertation (16)
SPH306 Evidence-Based Management of Stuttering
SPH307 Motor Speech and Voice
SPH309 Analysing Professional Interaction
SPH312 Swallowing
SPH315 Speech Pathology Practice Across the Lifespan (Honours)
SPH317 Aphasia and Cognitive Communication
SPH405 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency in the Workplace (Honours)  (12)
SPH415 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency for Entry Level Practice (Honours)  (12)
SPH424 Managing Complexity in Speech Pathology (Honours)  (12)
SPH425 Transition to Professional Practice (Honours) (12)

Key Subjects
SPH106 Communication Development in Childhood
SPH214 Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice
SPH303 Speech Pathology Practice Across the Lifespan A
SPH313 Speech Pathology Practice Across the Lifespan B
SPH315 Speech Pathology Practice Across the Lifespan (Honours)
SPH421 Transition to Professional Practice
SPH425 Transition to Professional Practice (Honours)
 

The course consists of 256 points. At the end of 2nd year students can choose, dependent upon satisfying minimum requirements, to complete the honours stream or remain in the pass degree.

Common Stream

Session 1 (30)
BMS126 Foundations of Human Physiology
HIP100 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation
SPH101 Speech, Language, and Culture
SPH105 Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice

Session 2 (60)
BMS224 Head and Neck Anatomy
IKC100 Indigenous Health
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SPH106 Communication Development in Childhood

Session 3 (30)
HIP202 Research for Health Practice
SPH201 Speech Impairments in Children
SPH211 Language Impairments in Children and Adolescents
SPH214 Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice (commenced)

Session 4 (60)
BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
SPH202 Managing Auditory Impairments
SPH214 Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice (completed)
SPH306 Evidence-Based Management of Stuttering

Pass Stream
Session 5 (30)
SPH204 Disability and Communication
SPH303 Speech Pathology Practice Across the Lifespan A
SPH307 Motor Speech and Voice
SPH312 Swallowing

Session 6 (60)
[ ] Elective
SPH309 Analysing Professional Interaction
SPH313 Speech Pathology Practice Across the Lifespan B
SPH317 Aphasia and Cognitive Communication

Session 7 (30)
SPH403 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency in the Workplace
SPH423 Managing Complexity in Speech Pathology

Session 8 (60)
SPH413 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency for Entry Level Practice
SPH421 Transition to Professional Practice

Honours Stream
Session 5 (30)
HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation (commenced)
SPH204 Disability and Communication
SPH307 Motor Speech and Voice
SPH312 Swallowing

Session 6 (60)
HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation (completed)
SPH309 Analysing Professional Interaction
SPH315 Speech Pathology Practice Across the Lifespan (Honours)
SPH317 Aphasia and Cognitive Communication

Session 7 (30)
HLT441 Health Research Project/Dissertation (commenced)
SPH405 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency in the Workplace (Honours)
SPH424 Managing Complexity in Speech Pathology (Honours)

Session 8 (60)
HLT441 Health Research Project/Dissertation (completed)
SPH415 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency for Entry Level Practice (Honours)
SPH425 Transition to Professional Practice (Honours)

 

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 256 points. Students wishing to complete a non-professional degree after only 3 years in the B.Health Science (Speech Pathology; ie, 192 points) may exit at this point and graduate with B. Speech and Hearing Science.

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

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Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

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Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

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Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

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(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

28 Sep 2017
VTAC on time applications close

10 Oct 2017
VTAC special consideration (SEAS) applications close

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

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Important dates

31 Aug 2017
2017 Session 3 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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