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What will I learn?

Secure your future with highly specialised training, exciting placements and flexible outcomes.

Speech pathologists are allied health professionals responsible for the assessment and treatment of children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders, such as delayed speech and language development, cleft lip and palate, voice disorders and stuttering.

When you study a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at UON you are accessing the most comprehensive degree of its kind in Australia, opening up experiences and job opportunities like no other.

Why study with us?

Our speech pathology graduates get jobs with 87% securing employment within four months of completing their degree.

Hands on learning with 20+ weeks of clinical placements throughout your studies ensure you gain comprehensive professional experience.

Exciting international placements such as our Southeast Asia stream enrich your learning and skills development.

On-campus speech pathology clinics provide easy access to industry experience via our Stuttering, Voice and Speech Intelligibility Clinics.

Globally recognised qualifications and Australian accreditation opens up multiple opportunities and career options.

What you will study

You will develop competencies and learn the necessary skills to confidently take on the full range of conditions that speech pathologists assess and rehabilitate, including:

All acquired and developmental human communication disorders

  • Audiology
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Phonological and articulatory disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Voice disorders
  • Communication disorders of neurological origin

Students will study a variety of foundation courses including:

  • Linguistics
  • Psychology
  • Bioscience
  • Anatomy
  • Neuroscience

Career opportunities

Gain professionally accredited expertise in all areas of speech pathology. The strong experience-based nature of this degree, along with an internationally recognised professional accreditation, prepares UON graduates for immediate professional employment. In fact, 87% of our graduates in 2016 were employed within four months of completion.

Opportunities exist in:

  • hospitals
  • community health centres
  • schools
  • rehabilitation units
  • nursing homes
  • specialist disability services
  • academic research
  • management positions
  • private practice

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Arts



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,970.00 (20,32,655) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

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

Start date

21 February 2022


University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,


New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

There are a number of ways to gain entry to undergraduate programs at the University of Newcastle. You may be considered for admission on the basis of: a completed NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent – irrespective of age of qualification; completed or partly completed higher education studies; TAFE/VET qualifications, with a minimum of a completed Certificate III (AQF level 3), excluding the Bachelor of Nursing; TAFE/VET qualifications, with a minimum of a completed Certificate II (AQF level 2) in conjunction with meeting additional performance based selection criteria for the Bachelor of Music and associated combined degrees; completion of a recognised enabling program within a 10 year period preceding admission to the University; overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies. English language requirement: TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

For international students

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 589; TOEFL internet based score of 94; IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0; PTE GSE score of 65; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 67.

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Newcastle offers below pathways course for this subject

About University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

  • 15 of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
  • Ranked 8th in Australia by Excellence in Research Australia
  • At AUD 113M it’s 9th in Australia for research income (HERDC)
  • 39,000+ students from 105 nations