Master of Speech Language Pathology – MASPLAPA1000

Course rules

 

Master of Speech Language Pathology

Graduate Diploma in Communication Disorders


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Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
MASPLAPA-01 Master of Speech Language Pathology
GNCOMMDI-01 Graduate Diploma in Communication Disorders

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time, according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places in the Master of Speech Language Pathology will be offered to qualified applicants based on academic merit. Admission to for the Graduate Diploma in Communications Disordersis onlyby transfer from the Master of Speech Language Pathology.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Speech Language Pathology requires:
(a)
A minimum of a bachelor's degree from an Australian institution or equivalent; and
(b)
Prerequisiteknowledge in the following areas:
(i)
Phonetics (applicants who do not have prior studies in phonetics including phonetic transcription must complete prescribed units prior to commencement of the degree).
(ii)
Linguistics (applicants who do not have prior studies in linguistics must complete prescribed units prior to commencement of the degree).
(iii)
Anatomy of the Speech System (applicants who do not have prior studies in anatomy of the speech system including head, neck, hearing and respiratory systems must complete prescribed units prior to commencement of the degree).
(iv)
Neurology of the Speech System (applicants who do not have prior studies in neurology of the speech system including the nervous system and motor control of the speech system must complete prescribed units prior to commencement of the degree).

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for this course are set out in the Faculty of Health Sciences Table of units of study for the Master of Speech Language Pathology.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Speech Language Pathology a candidate must complete 96 credit points of core units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Communication Disorders a candidate must complete 48 credit points of core units of study prescribed for the Master of Speech Language Pathology.

6 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with the graduate diploma, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the graduate diploma have been met.

7 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2018 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2018 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2018 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2025. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.