Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology

Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: No deadline
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: A$80
Intakes: March
International tuition: A$43,200
Domestic tuition: A$9,359

Program overview

In first year you'll be introduced to the fundamentals of human biosciences, the factors influencing health, and the requirements of working as a health professional. First year also includes observational opportunities and mentoring by speech pathologists. Second year allows you to focus on developing your knowledge of typical communication development, linguistics, general psychology and anatomy. Your third and fourth years include learning how to diagnose and treat speech pathology cases using real-life examples and a range of professional placement experiences. Our students complete placements at a range of hospital and community agencies, schools and rehabilitation centres, so you'll gain the skills to work with all kinds of people, from children with developmental delay to adults with acquired disorders. Fourth year is also your chance to participate in seminars on advanced issues in speech pathology. These will sharpen your presentation skills and help you discover your areas of special interest. During your clinical placement, you could be involved in the development of resources and projects aimed at helping the speech pathology community. The course structure lets you complete the required subjects for this 4.5 year degree in only four years.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



Entry into a Bachelor Degree program at La Trobe University requires completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with a certain grade, and meeting subject pre-requisites (if applicable). Please check your course for details. Subject prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics. IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5 with no individual band score less than 7.0.

Career opportunities

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

Campus location

Shepparton , Australia