Master of Speech Pathology

Play a crucial role in assessing and treating communication and swallowing difficulties at a post graduate level.
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Flexible Delivery - Ballarat
Flexible Delivery - Gippsland
Gippsland - Churchill
Location
Semester 1
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
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Flexible Delivery - Ballarat
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Flexible Delivery - Gippsland
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
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Length
2 years
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speech, language, fluency and voice. You will work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia and hearing loss, as well as other difficulties that can affect speech and language. People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a speech pathologist. 

This degree will develop your knowledge and practical skills in linguistics, language and healthcare as well as treatment and management options through coursework, clinical practice and complex case studies. Throughout the degree, you will also undertake clinical practice placement gaining valuable and relevant workplace experience.

Our on campus and blended learning approach through face to face and flexible delivery in Ballarat and Gippsland, offer tutorials, online engagement activities and practical learning, supported by our facilities in Gippsland, and our new Health and Sports Precinct in Ballarat.

As a Speech Pathologist you may work as a clinician, educator, researcher, policy advisor, manager, advocate or consultants in a variety of industries including government and non-government organisations, education, health, welfare, policy development, community-based organisations and private practice.

Please note, our speech pathology programs have been designed to meet the accreditation standards of Speech Pathology Australia and is currently in the qualifying phase of accreditation. Federation University will seek accreditation of the award programs prior to the first cohort of students graduating. To view accreditation progress, please visit the Speech Pathology Australia website.

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Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
EDMST6010, 15 credit points
CLINICAL PROCESSES IN SPEECH PATHOLOGY A
HEASP5014, 15 credit points

Semester 2

SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL PRACTICE 1
HEASP5013, 15 credit points
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATION
HEASP5022, 15 credit points
CLINICAL PROCESSES IN SPEECH PATHOLOGY B
HEASP5024, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

APPLIED PSYCHOLINGUISTICS
EDMSP6014, 15 credit points
RESEARCH PROJECT PART A
EDMSP6112, 15 credit points
SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL PRACTICE 2
HEASP6023, 15 credit points
RESEARCH PROJECT PART A
HEASP6112, 15 credit points

Semester 2

RESEARCH PROJECT PART B
EDMSP6122, 15 credit points
PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND PRACTICE
HEASP6021, 15 credit points
COMPLEX CASE STUDIES IN SPEECH PATHOLOGY
HEASP6024, 15 credit points
SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL PRACTICE 3
HEASP6033, 15 credit points
RESEARCH PROJECT PART B
HEASP6122, 15 credit points

This program includes prescribed professional practice experience placements of 840 hours. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the home (Gippsland/ Mt Helen) campus, at their own expense (Note: health professional programs generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline (e.g. Health Science, Education, Nursing)

Students who have completed Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons) are ineligible to apply for the Master of Speech Pathology (Graduate Entry) Program.

 

Extra Requirements

Inherent requirements for the School of Health programs including Working with Children’s Check Certificate, Police Checks, immunisation etc. .

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: ST9

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$8,021 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2022

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Health

Course coordinator

Judith Lyons