JCU Speech Pathology is a leader in improving the lives of people of all ages, particularly those in rural and remote communities. Graduates gain valuable skills and benefit from diverse educational and placement experiences. Develop a competitive edge with JCU Speech Pathology.
Get set for success
Develop high-level skills necessary to merge theory with real-world situations as you work with real clients in professional placements under the supervision of caring professionals dedicated to your success.
Support to succeed
Excel through personalised support, small class sizes and engaging teaching materials. JCU Speech Pathology is independently rated five stars for student support and graduate employment outcomes.*
*Good Universities Guide 2021, UG Rehabilitation study area
Make a difference
A speech therapy degree from JCU will help you build a bright future for yourself and for others. Gain valuable experience throughout the course with real clients in JCU’s state-of-the-art Speech Pathology Clinic.
Experience has no substitute
Achieve high-level clinical skills in unique placements such as rural, remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Be prepared to work in any setting, with a range of clients, and treat various communication and swallowing disorders.
Gain a one-year university qualification while opening up your pathway into many JCU Bachelor degrees. The Diploma of Higher Education is recognised as a stand-alone qualification designed for students who don’t meet the entry requirements of a Bachelor degree.
Enrich your career by specialising in public health issues relevant to tropical Australia and its near neighbours. Gain valuable skills important for delivering health outcomes to rural and tropical areas.
Expand your technical proficiency to design, manage, and evaluate rehabilitation plans for individuals and communities in culturally diverse populations. You will learn to develop solutions for complex problems in health professional practice.
JCU’s Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice provides Allied Health professionals with a pathway for advancing their academic and clinical expertise in a wide range of community and clinical settings.
JCU Master of Philosophy graduates are internationally recognised as experts who discover valuable new knowledge in their fields. The skills you develop during your MPhil will enable you to develop yourself professionally within your existing sector, or to apply your research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to new contexts. Graduates can also continue their independent research in a Doctor of Philosophy.
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.
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.
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.
Course Coordinator, Rehabilitation
The Master of Rehabilitation is an exciting pathway in your healthcare career. There is a great variety of subjects to help upskill in the area of rehabilitation, addressing perspectives from many different disciplines. Whatever your aim, this course will assist the development of your skill set in rehabilitation.