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Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Western Sydney University

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About

Speech pathologists apply their knowledge and skills in areas such as speech, voice, language and swallowing in children and adults to support all individuals’ rights to optimal communication, swallowing and mealtime experiences. The first two years of this degree combine evidence-based studies in speech pathology with a broad understanding of biomedical and health sciences, linguistics and psychology, to develop the professional competencies essential for ethical and safe interprofessional practice. The final two years focus on the development of advanced knowledge and skills in speech pathology and clinical practice, which support work integrated learning within a range of community settings.

Areas of study

Human behavioural sciences, human medical sciences, linguistics, speech pathology theory and practice, professional health competencies, research methods and evidence-based practice.

Career opportunities

Speech pathologists are employed in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, schools, private and public rehabilitation centres, private practice, government policy units, chronic health management clinics, mental health settings and disability services.

Professional recognition

This course has been designed to meet the accreditation standards of Speech Pathology Australia and is a Qualifying Course with Speech Pathology Australia.

Practical experience

Students complete professional practice placements in years 3 and 4 of the course as well as on-campus practicums to develop their clinical skills. Students are responsible for their own accommodation and travel arrangements to and from their clinical placements, which may be in metropolitan or rural areas. Professional practice placements require full-time attendance.

Honours

Available to high achieving students. Honours students can graduate at the end of the four-year period with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).

Fees and charges

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Essential requirements for admission

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Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Any 2 units of English.

Refer to Western Sydney University general admission criteria.

Other applicants

Refer to Western Sydney University general admission criteria.

Student profile

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Further information

View all details of this course on the Western Sydney University website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

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 2024 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.

Abbreviations

– = 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

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