Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Develop highly specialised theoretical and practical knowledge within speech pathology, anatomy, linguistics, psychology, medicine, education and communication in this accredited degree. Apply a holistic and interdisciplinary understanding of health care to assess, diagnose and manage communication and swallowing difficulties and differences that will improve peoples' quality of life. You’ll benefit from over 60 hours of placement opportunities, including in rural and remote areas.

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  • Townsville: January



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


4 years full-time

6 years part-time

Only Levels 1 & 2 can be completed part-time

Entry Requirements


English (Units 3/4,C) plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Health (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 317041

Course detail

Real stories

  • Tracy van Reyk.


    Tracy van Reyk

    Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

    Studying speech pathology at JCU did not only open the door to understanding the speech disorder that my daughter has but also helped me to better support her. I also discovered a love for providing communication support. This is an incredible degree that will open doors to amazing adventures in the future.

  • Student of Bachelor of Speech Pathology


    Nicole Dunn

    Bachelor of Speech Pathology

    Speech Pathologists go through the human lifespan. You can get jobs in paediatrics – right from when babies are born, all the way through to palliative care. There’s so many different places we can work, and we’re in really high demand, especially in rural areas.

  • studied Bachelor of Speech Pathology


    Tamara Bosnjak

    Bachelor of Speech Pathology

    One of the best things about studying speech pathology at JCU is the smaller class sizes, which means you get to know your classmates well and not only make friends but work colleagues when you graduate. You also get to know the lecturers, who were super supportive and helpful on my journey.

  • Lecturer of Speech Pathology


    Jacqueline Lim

    Speech Pathology

    We have a unique focus on preparing graduates to work in rural and remote locations. Many of our graduates thoroughly enjoy the opportunities the course provides to experiencing the complexities and joys of rural and remote practice, and many choose to work in regional Australia after graduation.

  • Jenna Mottin, Co-Founder of TalkHQ and JCU Speech Pathology Alumni, is proud to employ JCU graduates.


    Jenna Mottin

    A Director of Talk HQ

    It was an honour to have studied and graduated with a JCU Bachelor of Speech Pathology and now being an employer to many JCU Speech Pathology graduates in my private practices. It is such a rewarding career and it excites me seeing new graduates with the same passion and zest for the profession.