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The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
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4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
4 years full-time.
Face to Face
Secure your future with highly specialised training, exciting placements and flexible outcomes.
Speech pathologists are allied health professionals responsible for the assessment and treatment of children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders, such as delayed speech and language development, cleft lip and palate, voice disorders and stuttering. When you study Speech Pathology at UON you are accessing the most comprehensive degree of its kind in Australia, opening up experiences and job opportunities like no other.
You will develop competencies and skills to confidently take on the full range of conditions that speech pathologists assess and rehabilitate, including:
Foundation courses include linguistics, psychology, bioscience, anatomy and neuroscience.
As part of the honours component in this degree you can choose from the study pathways outlined in the Speech Pathology handbook .
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Gain professionally accredited expertise in all areas of speech pathology. The strong experience-based nature of this degree, along with an internationally recognised professional accreditation, prepares UON graduates for immediate professional employment. In fact, 87% of our graduates in 2016 were employed within four months of completion.
Opportunities exist in:
The Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) degree is accredited by the Speech Pathology Association of Australia, the national peak body for speech pathology in the country.
The Association offers a Continuing Professional Development program, as well as many other benefits and resources for students and practising professionals. Accreditation is recognised in Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States of America.
Student societies and associations enable you to enrich your learning and grow your networks. Below are some of the groups UON speech pathology students can access:
Develop impressive real-world skills with more than 20 weeks of clinical placements and a comprehensive range of practical experiences throughout your studies. The program will provide you with clinical education and experience that is sufficient in both quality and quantity so that you gain confidence and meet professional accreditation requirements.
At UON, our dedicated professional experience unit will ensure that you gain the best placements preparing you for successful careers.
20+ weeks clinical experience throughout your studies.
Placements range from one-day observation visits to five-week intensive block placements.
Throughout the school year and during University breaks.
You may also develop clinical skills and experience through various international placement opportunities. The program also offers students exciting opportunities through its well-regarded Southeast Asia stream.
The University of Newcastle has strong regional and international links in Southeast (SE) Asia. Apart from diverse placements in Australia, you can enrich your practical experience further through our exciting SE Asia stream.
For more information, you may download and print our Speech Pathology - Southeast Asia stream flyer (PDF, 1.3MB).
Additionally, some clinical placements will be based within the University's Speech Pathology Clinic centre. Specialised clinics treat members of the public and include: