Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
  • Awarded by

    Western Sydney 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 Therapy Assistant | Speech Pathologist

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

Take the first step in a meaningful career removing barriers to self-expression with this Bachelor of Speech Pathology course from Western Sydney University. 

Speech pathologists assess and treat disorders of communication in areas such as speech, voice, language and swallowing in children and adults. This undergraduate course offers a solid foundation in the skills, knowledge and experience required to effectively work as a professional speech therapist, using your skills to help others lead more meaningful, engaged lives.

This industry-recognised course combines evidence-based theoretical studies grounded in health science, linguists and psychology, with the professional skills required to deliver quality care. Over two years of advanced training in speech pathology and clinical practice, you'll hone the skills needed to deliver safe, ethical and high-quality care to clients. This course has been designed to meet the accreditation standards of Speech Pathology Australia and is a Qualifying Course with Speech Pathology Australia.

If you're an empathetic, caring person with a problem-solving mind, a career in speech pathology may be for you. It starts with this course.


  • What You'll Need to Get In


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  • Subject Breakdown

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

    • Population health and society
    • Professional health competencies
    • Human anatomy and physiology 1
    • Introduction to speech pathology practice
    • Communication in health
    • Foundations of research and evidence-based practice
    • Human anatomy and physiology 2
    • Psychology: behavioural science
    • Culture, diversity and health
    • Research methods (quantitative and qualitative)
    • Introduction to linguistics
    • Child speech and language development
    • Anatomy of the head and neck
    • Adult speech and language
    • Speech impairment sin children
    • Speech and hearing across the lifespan
    • Cognitive processes
    • Swallowing assessment and management
    • Alternative and augmented communication systems
    • Clinical practice 1
    • Evidence-based practice
    • Neuroanatomy
    • Fluency and voice
    • Clinical practice 2
    • Complex communication needs
    • Clinical practice 3
    • Professional issues
    • Clinical practice 4
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  • Why Western Sydney University?

    Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today. 

    When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

    Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

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 Pathology from Western Sydney University.

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work as a speech pathologist. You may choose to seek work in a hospital, clinic or private practice setting. You may also choose to specialise your practice to work with children, as a paediatric speech pathologist. 

You'll complete this course with the skills and personal insights required to deliver ethical, safe and high-quality care to your clients. It's designed to meet the accreditation standards of Speech Pathology Australia, and is a Qualifying Course with Speech Pathology Australia.

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

Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.


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 $45,881 (2019-20 income year). 


Find out more about government study loans here.

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