The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
75.00
85.10 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

UAC code

484150
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Fees

AUD36,160 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Program code: 12318
CRICOS code: 029748F

Career opportunities

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:

  • hospitals
  • community health centres
  • schools
  • rehabilitation units
  • nursing homes
  • specialist disability services
  • academic research
  • management positions
  • private practice

Bachelor of Speech Pathology graduates can find employment in a variety of roles in many different types of organisations. The list below provides typical job titles for graduates of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Research Scientist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • University Lecturer/Academic

Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained upon completion of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

  • Audiologist
  • Disability Services Manager
  • English As A Second Language Teacher (ESL Teacher)
  • Exercise Rehabilitation/Injury Management Advisor
  • International Aid/Development Worker
  • Music Therapist
  • Voice or Vocal Coach

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

Speech Pathology Association of Australia

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.

Societies and associations

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:

Practical experience

Practical experience

This degree requires students to participate in placements in NSW services or facilities, including NSW Health facilities. During placement, students will be subject to the policies and procedures of the placement facility. Students must meet all the Speech Pathology Placement Requirements including a National Criminal Record Check, NSW Working with Children clearance and meet all the NSW Health Verification requirements. For more information visit the UON website.

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.

Clinical placements

Locations

  • Local, metropolitan, regional and rural clinics in Australia
  • International placements in Southeast Asia
  • On-campus speech pathology clinics
  • Intensity

    20+ weeks clinical experience throughout your studies.

    Duration

    Placements range from one-day observation visits to five-week intensive block placements.

    Schedule

    Throughout the school year and during University breaks.


    Southeast Asia Stream

    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.

    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.

    Why choose the SE Asia Stream

    • Gain distinctive graduate skills, knowledge and practical experience
    • Enjoy flexible study options
    • Work in a variety of settings with diverse populations and cultures
    • Gain wider and better understanding of broader health issues locally, regionally and internationally
    • Experience other cultures and languages - network, gain friends and enhance work skills with cultural and linguistic advantages
    • Contribute to the development of speech therapy in the Asia Pacific region.

    For more information, you may download and print our Speech Pathology - Southeast Asia stream flyer (PDF, 1.3MB).


    On-campus speech pathology clinics

    Additionally, some clinical placements will be based within the University's Speech Pathology Clinic centre. Specialised clinics treat members of the public and include: