||Master of Speech Language Pathology
||Graduate Diploma in Communication Disorders (Exit only)
The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time, according to candidate choice.
The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.
Available places in the Master of Speech Language Pathology will be offered to qualified applicants based on academic merit. No offers of admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Communications Disorders will be made - this is an exit award only.
Admission to candidature for the Master of Speech Language Pathology requires:
A PhD, master's or bachelor's degree from an Australian institution or equivalent; and
Pre-existing knowledge in the following two areas:
(i) Phonology (applicants who do not have prior studies in phonology 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).
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.
To qualify for the award of the Master of Speech Language Pathology a candidate must complete 96 credit points of core units of study.
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 first year of the Master of Speech Language Pathology.
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.
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 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, 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.