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Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

The University of Newcastle

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Speech pathologists are allied health professionals responsible for the assessment and treatment of children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders. This is used across a range of practice areas including speech, language, voice, fluency, swallowing and multimodal communication. When you undertake a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at the University of Newcastle, you will have the opportunity to study with award-winning researchers and gain an understanding of the profession through substantial clinical experience. Exciting international placements such as our International stream enrich your learning and skills development.

Areas of study

Biomedical science, linguistics, neuroscience and head and neck anatomy, psychology, speech pathology.

Career opportunities

Speech pathologist in hospitals, community health centres, schools, private practice and aged care facilities, health promotion, research and health services. Concurrent enrolment in the Diploma in Languages unlocks unique opportunities and career pathways in Australia and around the world.

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Speech Pathology Association of Australia. Accreditation is recognised in Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States of America. This degree is also recognised by Ministry of Health, Singapore.

Practical experience

More than 20 weeks of clinical placement and a comprehensive range of practical experiences. Opportunities exist for placements in local, metropolitan, regional and rural clinics within Australia and internationally. Additionally, some clinical placements are completed within the University of Newcastle’s on-campus speech pathology clinic. In order for you to attend clinical placement while at the University of Newcastle you must meet the speech pathology placement requirements including the NSW Health verification standards.


All students who complete the requirements of the program will graduate with an honours degree. Admission into a graded honours stream may be offered to students based on merit. Graded honours is awarded to eligible students based on performance in the graded honours stream, which requires completion of research and thesis components.

Fees and charges

Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

Check the special requirements and policies for this course.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Recommended studies: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics Advanced, English Advanced.

Applicants with higher education study

If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.

Explore University of Newcastle entry options.

Advanced standing

If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.

Further information

View all details of this course on the UON website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
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Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit University of Newcastle degrees.

Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year Bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.