Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology

Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University
  • Awarded by

    Charles Sturt University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    4 years full time, 8 years part time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Speech Pathology Assistant | Speech Pathologist

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Last modified: 06 Feb 2019

In a Nutshell

Get hands-on experience with people from diverse backgrounds while you study with this Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology from Charles Sturt University. This course prepares you for the realities of your future career, ensuring you enter your new role with confidence.

Learn everything you need to know to pursue a successful career as a speech pathologist! This course develops your knowledge in key areas of speech and language pathology including diagnostics, treatment planning and intervention for people of all ages and backgrounds. You'll graduate with confidence in your ability to apply your technical knowledge to real-world situations.

In this comprehensive course, you'll explore rural and remote health, social justice, cultural safety and issues of access and equity, and develop essential skills in working with people and their families, communities, and other health and education professionals.

With outstanding clinical facilities, expert practitioners teaching and opportunities for regional and overseas study, CSU is dedicated to helping you get the most out of your degree.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 75 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent; OR
    • Successful completion of two University level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies; OR
    • A completed AQF Diploma level qualification or higher level qualification; OR
    • A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies; AND
    • Meet applicable English language requirements. An Academic IELTS of 7.0 with no score below a 6.5 in each of the individual skill areas or a qualification deemed equivalent.
  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this speech pathology course, subjects you may study include:

    • Foundations of Human Physiology
    • Head and Neck Anatomy
    • Neuroscience for Health Practice
    • Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation
    • Research for Health Practice
    • Indigenous Health
    • Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
    • Speech, Language, and Culture
    • Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice
    • Communication Development in Childhood
    • Speech Impairments in Children
    • Managing Auditory Impairments
    • Disability and Communication
    • Language Impairments in Children and Adolescents
    • Foundations of Speech Pathology Practice
    • Speech Pathology Practice Across the Lifespan A
    • Evidence-Based Management of Stuttering
    • Motor Speech and Voice
    • Analysing Professional Interaction
    • Swallowing
    • Speech Pathology Practice Across the Lifespan B
    • Aphasia and Cognitive Communication
    • Integrating Speech Pathology Competency in the Workplace
    • Integrating Speech Pathology Competency for Entry Level Practice
    • Transition to Professional Practice
    • Community and Evidence Based Speech Pathology Practice
    • Community Health Honours Research Preparation
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  • Why Charles Sturt University?

    One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology. Charles Sturt has 6 campuses in NSW, Australia. All CSU students can attend any campus for support and to use available facilities. Campus locations include; Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga.

    CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

    You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology from Charles Sturt University.

Qualified speech pathologists are in high demand, particularly in rural and regional areas. There is a diverse range of employment opportunities in schools, community health centres, hospitals, rehabilitation units, nursing homes or disability services both in Australia and abroad.

Wondering where a career in speech pathology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Speech Pathologist, Speech Therapist, Speech Pathology Assistant, Speech Therapy Assistant, Rehabilitation Assistant, Allied Health Assistant.

Let's Talk Price

Charles Sturt University offers upfront payment for this course. Students who meet citizenship and residency requirements may be eligible for Government support, allowing you to defer part or all of your course fees.

Enquire now to find out more about options available to you.


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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