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Speech pathologists help children and adults with communication difficulties caused by congenital or developmental problems, illness, and emotional or physical trauma.
Speech pathologists work with patients with difficulties including problems with speaking, understanding what people say, reading, writing, voice problems and stuttering. They may also work with patients who have swallowing difficulties or need alternative, non-verbal ways to communicate.
The Discipline of Speech Pathology prepares students to assess and treat people who have a communication or swallowing disability.
The human voice is hard-wired to express who we are and how we feel – it is one of our most fundamental mechanisms of survival and integral to our everyday existence.
Speech pathology is a diverse field and our students go on to work in a variety of workplaces, including:
The Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) prepares you for professional practice as a speech pathologist, and is accredited by Speech Pathology Australia. The course involves the study and treatment of communication disorders in children and adults through hands-on learning and clinical practice.
The Master of Speech Language Pathology helps graduates develop skills to assess and treat communication disorders in people of all backgrounds through case-based learning and extensive clinical placements. The course is accredited by Speech Pathology Australia.
The role of the committee is to give advice and direction to our curriculum in line with future workplace trends and graduate attributes.
If you have specific feedback, you are welcome to contact the Head of Discipline or a relevant EAC member: