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Speech and Language Pathology

24 months
51000 AUD/year
28428 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Speech and Language Pathology program at Macquarie University will prepare you for a rewarding career in speech pathology, in which you will have opportunities to implement tailored services with individuals who have developmental and acquired communication and swallowing disabilities, and effect potentially life-changing outcomes.

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Speech pathologists work with people who have communication and swallowing disabilities. 

They have a particular focus on helping children aged 0-5 who have developmental speech and language difficulties; providing specialist support to school-aged children and adolescents with language, learning, and reading difficulties; implementing rehabilitation programs with adults who have had a brain injury; supporting children and adults with complex medical, developmental and acquired conditions such as autism, cleft palate and dementia with communication and swallowing; and working with a variety of professionals in optimising their voice and vocal skills.

Key features

  • You'll gain experience in multidisciplinary and holistic approaches to communication and swallowing disabilities.
  • You'll have opportunities to undertake extensive supervised clinical placements to develop your skills in assessment of, and intervention for, individuals with developmental and acquired communication and swallowing disabilities.
  • You'll undertake a diverse range of coursework units and clinical experiences with a focus on the application of linguistics to communication disability.

Career Opportunities

Job prospects within Australia are excellent, you will be qualified to practice as a speech pathologist in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, community health centres, and private practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lifelong Disability and AAC 
  • Speech Pathology Intervention
  • Body Functions and Structures for Speech Pathology 
  • Speech Pathology Clinical Practice
  • Voice and Fluency Disorders 
  • Speech and Language Disorders in Children 
  • Speech and Language Disorders in Adults 
  • Language and Communication Analysis 
  • Integrated Case Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students: It is a good idea to apply at least two to three months before Session begins.




160 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements


  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65, and
  • Recent successful completion of specified prerequisite units at AQF level 7

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    28428 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28428 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Speech and Language Pathology
Macquarie University