Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
- Effective from: 2021
- Approved Abbreviation: BSpeechPath(Hons)
- Western Sydney University Program Code: 4788
- AQF Level: 8
CRICOS Code: 0100190
This program applies to students who commenced in 2021 or later.
Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.
Students apply for entry to the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) from Year 3, Spring of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology
The Honours program is available to high achieving students in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology. Honours is a key early step in the pathway to leadership and research within the profession without taking any longer to complete the degree. Students are invited for entry into the Honours program in year three of the combined degree. Students complete an honours thesis during the fourth year of the program, along-side the core units of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, including clinical placements. The thesis presents research that addresses current and topical speech pathology issues.
Four years full-time.
Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.
|Campbelltown Campus||Full Time||Internal||See above|
The Bachelor of Speech Pathology and the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) are registered with Speech Pathology Australia as qualifying courses and have not yet undergone accreditation evaluation. Both courses have been designed to meet the Competency-Based Occupational Standards of Speech Pathology Australia and accreditation is being sought.
Work Integrated Learning
Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.
There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program. Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.
International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website
For programs that will lead to AHPRA registered careers and students studying Sport and Exercise Science and Speech Pathology, students are required to have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall with a minimum score of 7.0 in Speaking and Listening, and 6.5 in Writing and Reading or equivalents, in an acceptable language test.
International Office Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.
Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements
Students must meet Western Sydney University program requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.
Western Program Requirements
Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your course
Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements
To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your course, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet
Please ensure that you
1. Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one
2. Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history
3. Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements
4. Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.
International students have additional requirements: the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.
Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as
- If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
- If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
- NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire course.
- Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire course - approved course providers can be found at the Government Training website
- Other non-health related requirements
- Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page
Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which includes the subjects listed below.
[Note: Students enrol in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology and apply for entry to the Honours program from Year 3, Spring]
|Autumn session||Credit Points|
|PUBH 1006||Population Health and Society||10|
|HLTH 1010||Professional Health Competencies||10|
|NATS 1009||Human Anatomy and Physiology 1||10|
|REHA 1005||Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice||10|
|COMM 1007||Communication in Health||10|
|HLTH 1012||Evidence in Health||10|
|NATS 1010||Human Anatomy and Physiology 2||10|
|REHA 1006||Communication and Mealtime Foundations||10|
|PUBH 2005||Culture, Diversity and Health||10|
|HLTH 2024||Research Methods in Health||10|
|REHA 2018||Elements of Language: Analysis and Application||10|
|REHA 2017||Communication Changes Across the Lifespan||10|
|REHA 2016||Hearing, Speech and Swallowing Science||10|
|REHA 2019||Optimising Communication for Adults||10|
|REHA 2020||Optimising Communication for Children||10|
|BEHV 1014||Psychology and Health||10|
|REHA 3049||Speech Pathology Practice 1||10|
|BEHV 2002||Brain and Behaviour||10|
|REHA 3046||Optimising Mealtimes Across the Lifespan||10|
|REHA 3048||Speech Pathologists Working with Children, Families and Communities||10|
|REHA 3050||Speech Pathology Practice 2||10|
|PUBH 3023||Evidence in Professional Reasoning||10|
|REHA 3045||Communication Access in Communities||10|
|REHA 3047||Speech Pathologists Working with Adults, Families and Communities||10|
|REHA 4027||Innovative Speech Pathology Practice||10|
|REHA 4028||Speech Pathology Practice 3||10|
|REHA 4031||Honours Research 1||20|
|REHA 4030||Speech Pathology Professional Issues||10|
|REHA 4029||Speech Pathology Practice 4||10|
|REHA 4032||Honours Research 2||20|
|Total Credit Points||320|