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B-SPEECH

Speech Pathology

Bachelor degree pass/honours

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.

This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.

Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Minimum ATAR 80
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology)
  • Duration

    Duration

    4 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    800
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    032949D
Course outline
Speech Pathology

Outline

Outline

This information is relevant for students studying in 2019. If you plan to commence study in 2020, please view the planned offering

Diagnose and treat people with communication impairments including speech, language and stuttering, and difficulties relating to swallowing.

This course will develop your understanding of typical and acquired communication development, swallowing disorders and clinical practice in speech pathology.

Your first year is interprofessional and taken with other health sciences students. In your second year your studies will focus on three streams: human communication science, clinical science in speech pathology, and research methods.

You can apply your learning during supervised clinical practice in the on-campus clinic and in professional practice settings. You must complete the fieldwork requirements before entering clinical placements in third year.

Speech Pathology students undertake over 900 hours of clinical training prior to graduation.

 

  • Speech Pathologist (Aus)

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
  • 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 varied 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

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

I chose speech pathology because I wanted a career where I could be helping others, and I love language and working with children.

Marcella Low

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.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    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 subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics: Applications ATAR

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

StepUp Entry

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • Indigenous applicant

    If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Not accepted. May be used to demonstrate English competence

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

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

Other requirements and notes for this course

This can be a physically and mentally challenging course. Please familiarise yourself with the Inherent requirements before applying. Reasonable adjustments can be made for students with disability.

You must complete the fieldwork requirements before entering clinical placements in third year.

The July intake is intended for domestic course switching students. Places are limited. Enrolment may be on a part-time basis depending on unit availability, which could extend the course duration. Please contact the Course Coordinator.

Please note places in the course may be limited and meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee a place in the course.  Enrolment in the course may involve a period of part-time study which may increase the duration of the course.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Not accepted. May be used to demonstrate English competence

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    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 subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics: Applications ATAR

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

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

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

This can be a physically and mentally challenging course. Please familiarise yourself with the Inherent requirements before applying. Reasonable adjustments can be made for students with disability.

You must complete the fieldwork requirements before entering clinical placements in third year.

The July intake is intended for domestic course switching students. Places are limited. Enrolment may be on a part-time basis depending on unit availability, which could extend the course duration. Please contact the Course Coordinator.

Please note places in the course may be limited and meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee a place in the course.  Enrolment in the course may involve a period of part-time study which may increase the duration of the course.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • TAFE entry

    AQF Diploma; or AQF Advanced Diploma AND completed the prerequisite. The Science pre-requisite can be met with: Biology ATAR/Chemistry ATAR/Earth and Environmental Science ATAR/Human Biology ATAR/Integrated Science ATAR/Physics ATAR/Psychology ATAR; or HUMB1002 Functional Anatomy/CHEM1001 Biological Chemistry/CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry/HUMB1006 Human Physiology for Exercise Science/HUMB1000 Human Structure and Function/MEDI1000 Foundations of Biomedical Science/PHYS1006 Foundations of Physics.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Not accepted. May be used to demonstrate English competence

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    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 subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics: Applications ATAR

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

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

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

This can be a physically and mentally challenging course. Please familiarise yourself with the Inherent requirements before applying. Reasonable adjustments can be made for students with disability.

You must complete the fieldwork requirements before entering clinical placements in third year.

The July intake is intended for domestic course switching students. Places are limited. Enrolment may be on a part-time basis depending on unit availability, which could extend the course duration. Please contact the Course Coordinator.

Please note places in the course may be limited and meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee a place in the course.  Enrolment in the course may involve a period of part-time study which may increase the duration of the course.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from semester one 2019, you need to have:

  • completed 100 credits with a course weighted average (CWA) of 65% or higher; and
  • an academic status of Good Standing; and
  • met the prerequisites.

The Science prerequisite can be met with:

  • HUMB1002 Functional Anatomy; or
  • CHEM1001 Biological Chemistry; or
  • CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry; or
  • HUMB1006 Human Physiology for Exercise Science; or
  • HUMB1000 Human Structure and Function; or
  • MEDI1000 Foundations of Biomedical Science; or
  • PHYS1006 Foundations of Physics.

Higher education course switcher criteria

This course has a semester one intake only. Please refer to the TISC website for more information.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    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 subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics: Applications ATAR

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

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

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

This can be a physically and mentally challenging course. Please familiarise yourself with the Inherent requirements before applying. Reasonable adjustments can be made for students with disability.

You must complete the fieldwork requirements before entering clinical placements in third year.

The July intake is intended for domestic course switching students. Places are limited. Enrolment may be on a part-time basis depending on unit availability, which could extend the course duration. Please contact the Course Coordinator.

Please note places in the course may be limited and meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee a place in the course.  Enrolment in the course may involve a period of part-time study which may increase the duration of the course.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

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  • Curtin course code: B-SPEECH
  • CRICOS code: 032949D
  • Last updated on: 15 July 2024

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