|Indicative ATAR||80 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Duration||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent*|
Speech pathologists are specialists who diagnose, treat and provide management services to people of all ages with communication disorders, including speech, language, voice, fluency and literacy difficulties, or people who have physical problems with eating or swallowing.
The course aims to develop your understanding of typical communication development, developmental and acquired communication and swallowing disorders, clinical practice in speech pathology, clinical measurement, and research.
Your studies will focus on five main areas of human communication science: clinical science, cognitive neuroscience, human communication science, research methods and speech and hearing science.
You can apply your learning during supervised clinical practice in the on- campus clinic and in professional practice settings. During the course you will have the opportunity to experience working in an interprofessional team.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Not accepted. May be used to demonstrate English competence
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
- At least one science course at level 3A/3B from the following: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biological Science, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology
Desirable WACE coursesAt least Mathematics 2C/2D
Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:
Evidence of the successful completion of a Senior First Aid Certificate is required before you begin clinical placement in third year.
*The final year is available full-time only.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
The Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) degree is accredited by Speech Pathology, Australia. Upon graduation you may be eligible for membership.
If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning.
This course can help you become a:
- Speech Pathologist
This course can help you become a Speech Pathologist (also known as a Speech Language Pathologist or Speech Therapist).
- Access to well-equipped clinical education facilities and resources including video, audio and computer hardware and software.
- Experienced staff with considerable clinical, teaching and research expertise.
- You can gain the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the health sector (for example, in administration) or undertake higher degree by research programs in health research or audiology.