Master of Speech Pathology

Start your health career in demand

Australia wide speech pathologists are in high demand. In just two years you could be on your way to assisting people to achieve their highest quality of life at work, home and socially; irrespective of age, disability or illness. Our newly developed program will provide you with the skills necessary to deliver quality speech pathology services, and equip you to respond to the changing demands of the Australian health system.

A unique aspect of our program is the inclusion of a foundation in business skills as many speech pathologists may elect to operate their own practice. This innovative teaching model and curriculum will have you standing out amongst graduates of postgraduate speech pathology programs around Australia.

Enjoy the flexibility of online delivery complemented by intensive on-campus residentials and placements providing your clinical learning.

Open to new admissions


Admission open to

Domestic students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

2 years

Lowest Selection Rank




Course code


CRICOS number


Career Outcomes

Study a Master of Speech Pathology at UC and you will:

  • integrate and critically evaluate information required to deliver speech pathology practices
  • apply entry-level competency based skills to deliver speech pathology practices
  • interpret and communicate professional knowledge and skills in the delivery of speech pathology practices
  • critique, synthesise and apply evidence from research and science to inform speech pathology practices
  • use advanced cognitive skills and abilities to understand and contextualise the inter-professional nature of the health profession, and its diverse cultural and social settings.

Career Opportunities

A graduate of the Master of Speech Pathology will be qualified to work in a range of positions in:

  • private and public hospitals
  • rehabilitation centres
  • aged care facilities
  • community health clinics
  • schools and disability organisations
  • private business.

Work Integrated Learning

As part of the recent development of the UC Health Precinct and the UC Public Hospital you will have access to the latest clinical learning placements to complement your theoretical unit. Clinical placements will be available both locally and at regional centres.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Clinical Speech Pathology 1
  • Epidemiology and Principles of Research
  • Foundations of Communication Science
  • Principles of Dysphagia
  • Clinical Speech Pathology 2
  • Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  • Specialist Communication Disorders Across the Lifespan
  • Speech and Language Disorders - Paediatrics


  • Complex Communication
  • Professional Practice 1
  • Research Planning
  • Restricted Choice Unit
  • Professional Practice 2
  • Professional Practice 3
  • Research Project in Health

Course specific

All students are required to undergo a Working with Vulnerable People check and the relevant police check prior to undertaking clinical practice. Clinical practice placements are essential to the program and are assessed, and may be outside of normal teaching time. Prior to commencing clinical practice, all students need to present a complete immunisation schedule.

Accreditation by Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) will be sought.


Looking for more detail about the units you will study? Want to know more about fees, admission requirements and delivery modes?

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Head over to our Personalised Course Guide for detailed information presented in a simple-to-get PDF.

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