Speech Pathology, Master | La Trobe University | Melbourne, Australia
24 months
46200 AUD/year
36400 AUD/year
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Speech Pathologists provide valuable assistance to people with a wide range of communication needs, including speaking, listening, reading, writing, non-verbal communication, fluency and voice. The Master of Speech Pathology is offered by La Trobe University.

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The Master of Speech Pathology from La Trobe University gives you the knowledge and skills to help people realise their communication and swallowing potential. Learn how to observe communication and mealtimes in everyday settings, conduct assessments, interpret clinical data and develop interventions. You'll also gain hands-on experience working with a range of individual clients.

As you learn, you'll take part in clinical workshops, guided demonstration sessions and simulation activities. You'll also work with service providers to help people with communication and swallowing needs participate and feel included in their community.

Graduate ready to help people live their best lives.

You'll learn:

  • Speech pathology practice
    • Explore the roles and functions of speech pathologists and how to optimise communication and swallowing in a variety of social and clinical contexts.
  • Assessment of communication and swallowing
    • Gain theoretical and practical experience in conducting and interpreting speech pathology assessments.
  • Therapeutic intervention and management
    • Discover how to use assessment information, clinical experience and client observation to formulate intervention and management strategies in partnership with others.
  • Clinical management
    • Develop your clinical and workplace skills by undertaking placements in a range of community health, school, hospital and private practice settings.

Career outcomes

After graduating, you'll be well placed to pursue speech pathology roles in hospitals, community health centres, private practice, schools, rehabilitation centres and aged-care centres. You could also work in areas such as health promotion, teaching, consulting and communication.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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

More details

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


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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
  • 7.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 7.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46200 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
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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