The Master of Speech Pathology uses an active learning approach and is delivered by innovative, clinically-experienced, research-active speech pathologists, alongside other health professionals, in the Graduate School of Health.
For full course information, including entry requirements and fees, visit the Master of Speech Pathology course information page.
Course teaching mode
You will actively engage in problem-based learning through simulated clinical experiences in lectures, interactive workshops, online forums, and through clinical placements on campus and in the community. You can expect to be present engaged on campus or on a placement four-to-five days per week during each session, and may have obligations for clinical placements during session breaks.
This is a course for people who are passionate about communication rights, and improving the lives of individuals with communication disability and/or swallowing disorders. Speech pathologists work with a diverse range of people, including children and young people with developmental speech/language disorders, people who stutter, people with lifelong conditions such as cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, or autism, and people with acquired conditions such as stroke, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s, or traumatic brain injury. Speech pathologists work in hospitals, health centres, schools, private practices, and a range of other settings. Your future work as a speech pathologist will help and enable people with these conditions and others who struggle to get their message across to participate in all aspects of society and people with swallowing difficulties to have safe and enjoyable meals.
UTS speech pathology graduates will have the opportunity to use the latest digital technologies for health and education and how to apply many different information communication technologies, including social media, in their day to day work. They will learn about the business aspects of speech pathology, and ways to prepare for changes to the workforce expected with the growth of the private practice sector, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and the use of personal electronic health records.
Grounded firmly in the profession, the two-year course allows you to be an active participant in learning as you acquire the clinical and professional skills needed to be ‘work ready’ on graduation.
Through a variety of learning experiences, you will participate in meaningful clinical practice, coursework, and research training. Setting your sights on evidence to date and future directions, this course offers lifelong learning strategies to continually develop your skills and interests in speech pathology throughout your career.
Certification as a Speech Pathologist
The University of Technology’s Master of Speech Pathology program is accredited with Speech Pathology Australia, now holding Provisional Accreditation. This is the highest level of accreditation available to new courses. Graduates will be qualified to practice as Speech Pathologists in Australia and will be eligible to apply for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.
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