Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
Course start date
Newcastle – Callaghan 484150 CSP 4F/EqP 24 Feb 2020
20 Jul 2020


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.

Areas of study: Human biomedical science, linguistics, 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.

Honours: 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: Visit the University of Newcastle website for current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

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: visit the University of Newcastle website.

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: visit the University of Newcastle website.

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: visit the University of Newcastle website.

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. Visit the University of Newcastle website.

Student profile

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Further information

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How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

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Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.

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

Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours 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 honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2019)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
484150 71.10 82.40 98.35 77.10 88.55 99.95


  1. 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 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. 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 2016 to 2018) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2018 Year 12 students and 2016/17 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2018 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. 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.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank