Bachelor of Speech Pathology with Honours (Graduate)

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Course Code





Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure



Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Successful completion of a pass degree in Speech Pathology.

  • Normally candidates will have achieved a GPA of not less than 5.0 calculated over the four levels of the pass degree.

  • Candidates’ professional experience and continuing professional development will also be considered in their application.

Candidates may be required to undertake work additional to the pass degree before commencing honours.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.

An overall IELTS of 7.0 (with a minimum writing score of 6.0; minimum speaking score of 8.0; minimum reading and listening score of 7.0).

Additional selection requirements

Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the necessary standard of academic achievement.

Special admission requirements

Candidates must

Hold membership, or be eligible for membership of, Speech Pathology Australia; and

Be registered with the Speech Pathologists Board of Queensland.

Post admission requirements

Hepatitis B immunisation:

Students must provide evidence of being immune to Hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.

Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:

Current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate:

Candidates must hold a current First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements.  Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Some professional/clinical placement agencies may require that candidates hold an advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate before undertaking a professional or clinical placement. Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Australian Federal Police check:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements.  Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check. This is in addition to the requirements for a Blue Card. If requested, students must provide written confirmation of clearance to the Clinical Placement Officer prior to commencement of clinical placement.

Application documents can be accessed at:

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure


Select full-time or part honours

Full Time Honours (100109-FT-HONS)

SL4501:12  Speech Pathology Honours Part 1 of 2

SL4502:12  Speech Pathology Honours Part 2 of 2


Part Time Honours (100109-PT-HONS)

SL4511:06  Speech Pathology Honours Part 1 of 4

SL4512:06  Speech Pathology Honours Part 2 of 4

SL4513:06  Speech Pathology Honours Part 3 of 4

SL4514:06  Speech Pathology Honours Part 4 of 4







Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


Accreditation requirements


Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing


Not eligible

Maximum allowed



Not applicable


Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable