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MG-SPPATH

Speech Pathology

Masters by coursework (graduate entry)

This graduate entry master course combines theory with clinical practice to prepare you for a career as a speech pathologist.

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Speech Pathology
  • Duration

    Duration

    2 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    425
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    033868G
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Intensive Study Period 1, 2024

1 May 2023

Applications now closed!

Intensive Study Period 1, 2025

1 May 2024

7 November 2024

Course outline

Outline

Outline

Speech pathologists diagnose, treat and provide services to people with communication impairments, including speech, language, voice, fluency disorders, or clients with eating and drinking difficulties across the lifespan.

You will gain a detailed understanding of communication development, developmental and acquired communication and swallowing disorders, clinical practice and research. Your studies will be supported by fieldwork opportunities.

The course includes the introduction of theoretical, evidence-based material and its link to clinical practice, and research skills to become an evidence-based clinician.

What you'll learn

  • apply knowledge of human communication science to the delivery of speech pathology services and research in diverse and changing settings
  • critically analyse information to plan, implement and evaluate speech pathology services and research
  • locate, extract and critically appraise evidence and information from a range of resources to solve theoretical and applied problems in human communication science with a high level of independence
  • demonstrate excellence in written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills appropriate to the discipline within a legal and ethical framework
  • use technologies relevant to the human communication sciences to inform clinical practice and research
  • understand and implement a wide variety of learning strategies, and take responsibility for ongoing professional and personal development
  • incorporate and demonstrate awareness of global or international perspectives in health care to clinical practice and research in speech pathology
  • demonstrate awareness of and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
  • independently and collaboratively apply professional skills in an ethical manner across a range of professional settings

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

The diverse learning experiences keeps the course interesting, and the calibre of the teaching staff is phenomenal – they are leaders in their field. Being exposed to a wide variety of people and experiences has given me some of the best life skills I could wish for.

Kate Dixon

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

An honours degree or a bachelor degree with a course weighted average of 65 per cent.

Evidence of studies in human biology at university level is essential. Without this background, you will have to complete additional units in this area before commencing the course.

You will be required to obtain First Aid certification in additional to a number of police clearances and immunisations upon entering this course.

Applicants will also submit a personal statement that reflects relevant work experience and knowledge of the profession.

You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application.

 

Ranking and Selection Process

1. Applicants will be ranked and selected based on published entry requirements and entire academic record.

2. Applicants must provide all required documents and be assessed as eligible to be included in the ranking for an offer.

3. Meeting the minimum entry requirements and course specific prerequisites, does not guarantee selection.

4. In the event the course reaches capacity the University reserves the right not to proceed with subsequent offer rounds.

 

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7

Speaking

7

Reading

7

Listening

7

Overall band score

7

Application Requirements

Please refer to our application requirements before applying for a Master of Speech Pathology at Curtin.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:

$35,917*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 225 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2024

Intensive Study Period 1
  • On campus

2025

Intensive Study Period 1
  • On campus

2026

Intensive Study Period 1
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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  • Curtin course code: MG-SPPATH
  • CRICOS code: 033868G
  • Last updated on: 21 February 2024

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