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Master of Speech Pathology

La Trobe University

24 months
45000 AUD/year
36400 AUD/year
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Speech pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and provide management and advocacy services to people with communication or swallowing disorders. The Master of Speech Pathology is offered by La Trobe University.

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People with communication disorders may have difficulties in speech, language, voice, fluency, reading and spelling.

All students in the  Master of Speech Pathology from La Trobe University required to complete the bridging course which is designed to enable students to develop foundation knowledge in Speech Pathology (including human bioscience (anatomy and physiology), linguistics (phonetics and grammar) and problem based learning) which will serve as a basis for their future studies in speech pathology.

Some students may be eligible for exemptions from part of the bridging course based on previous studies.

Career outcomes

Graduates practise in hospitals, community health centres, private practice, schools, rehabilitation centres and aged-care centres. Graduates can also work in areas such as health promotion and teaching, and consulting, in communication and presentation. Employment opportunities also exist in specialised centres helping people with a hearing impairment, cerebral palsy and intellectual disability.


The Master of Speech Pathology is accredited by Speech Pathology Australia (SPA). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment of Communication and Swallowing
  • Speech Pathology Practice
  • Evidence in Practice in Speech Pathology 
  • Assessment and Intervention  
  • Assessment and Intervention in Speech Pathology Clinic
  • Critical Implementation of the Evidence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.


240 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 073116F  

  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 70% or above at entire Bachelor Degree level.
  • WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) H2A in Honours year

Tuition Fee

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    45000 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 45000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    36400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36400 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
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