Charles Sturt University's Master of Speech Pathology prepares you for professional practice and research in the fields of communication disability and swallowing disorders. The course focuses on rural and remote health, social justice issues of access and equity, community development and cultural responsiveness. This course has provisional accreditation from Speech Pathology Australia, awarded when a course has achieved accreditation for the first time. New courses must have achieved provisional accreditation status prior to the first cohort graduating in order for this cohort to be eligible for practising membership of the association.
Through a program of scaffolded learning (foundation, intermediate and graduate-entry levels of practice), you'll build the knowledge, skills and professional attributes required for speech pathology assessment and intervention. You'll also develop your skills in working with individuals, families, communities and fellow professionals in health and education.
This is the first speech pathology degree in Australia that blends the flexibility of online study with on-campus residential schools and workplace learning to enrich your learning experience. Part-time course delivery means you can combine study with your other commitments, such as part-time employment.
Our academics and clinical educators are experienced speech pathologists dedicated to teaching, research and active involvement in the speech pathology profession.
Our Master of Speech Pathology prepares you to work professionally as a speech pathologist in a variety of settings. Depending on your interests, you could work with children, older people, or people with disabilities or speech and language impairments. You could also work with actors or singers as a voice coach. Employment opportunities exist in private practice, community health centres, schools, hospitals, rehabilitation units, nursing homes and specialist disability services in Australia and overseas. It's also possible to take on academic and research roles. Speech pathologists are in short supply in rural and regional areas, and there is a growing need for speech pathology services in Australia as a result of the nation's ageing population, increased incidence of chronic disease, introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and a growing awareness of the importance of early intervention. The Australian Government's Job Outlook forecasts very strong employment growth in speech pathology.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
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The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
Minimum required score (Grade B2):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Prospective students must have completed a three year undergraduate degree in any discipline, demonstrating a good level of academic ability through previous studies. Additionally, prospective students are required to have successfully completed study in linguistics and head and neck anatomy, prior to admission to the Master of Speech Pathology.
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
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