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Speech Pathology

Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) - BSc(Curtin) - B-SPEECH Health Sciences
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.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent*

Course overview

Come along to our Psychology and Speech Pathology information evening on 11 October to speak to the experts about your options in undergraduate and postgraduate speech pathology.

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

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

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

At least one ATAR science course from the following list: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology

Desirable WACE courses

At least Mathematics: Applications ATAR

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

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) degree is accredited by Speech Pathology, Australia. Upon graduation you may be eligible for membership.

Credit for previous study

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.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

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).

Why Speech Pathology?

  • 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.