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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Speech and Language Therapy is a four-year program that will qualify you to work as a speech pathologist within the Australian healthcare system. The course is undertaken online, with intensive on-campus residential and placements providing the clinical learning. Upon graduating from the course you will be equipped to work in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, aged care facilities, community health clinics schools or disability organisations assisting people to achieve their highest quality of life at work, home and socially; irrespective of age, disability or illness.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students are encouraged to apply. CDU's Indigenous Student Support services are on hand to support you through your degree.

This course offers international study opportunities and welcomes international students with a dedicated international student support academic.

Career opportunities:

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in areas such as Hospitals, Community health centres, Residential and age care facilities, Disability services, Mental health facilities, Education facilities, Universities and research facilities, Juvenile justice centres, Private clinics.

Course structure:

This course incorporates health practicum supported by CDU academics and registered speech pathology professionals. There are unique placement opportunities in the Northern Territory's local, rural and remote areas.

Which department am I in?

College of Health & Human Sciences

CRICOS

101042

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,240.00 (16,25,806) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

7 August 2022

More details

Start date

22 August 2022

Venue

Charles Darwin University

Casuarina Campus,

Ellengowan Drive,

Northern Territory,

0810, DARWIN, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed minimum academic entry requirements for admissions to undergraduate degree is the completion of a qualification deemed equivalent to Australian Year 12 by the University's qualification assessment references. Applicants must have completed IB diploma with minimum 24 points from 6 subjects at one sitting. English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic Module- A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169; Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency: A minimum overall grade of B2; Navitas Academic English: A minimum overall pass and 55% in Academic English 3; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module: A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50; TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

For international students

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 70.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Diploma level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.

English language requirement:

  • TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21
  • IELTS Academic: A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module: A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Charles Darwin University

CDU is the No.1 Australian university for postgraduate full-time employment outcomes (Good Universities Guide 2022).

  • A top 100 university for education - THE Impact Rankings 2021
  • CDU led the return of international students to Australia
  • A leader in e-learning with over 20 years in online learning
  • Multiple study locations across Australia