University Programs

Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) is recognised by the Federal Government of Australia, Department of Education, Skills and Employment, as well as the National Alliance of Self Regulating Health Professions (NASRHP) as the professional body which represents speech pathologists in Australia. As a member of NASRHP, the Association must meet the benchmark standards for regulation and accreditation of speech pathology degree programs in Australia.

Current university programs

The Australian university programs currently offering speech pathology degrees are listed below, including their accreditation classification and the term of current accreditation.

Accreditation will automatically lapse at the end of the determined period based on the accreditation classification awarded. For Full Accreditation, this is at the end of a five-year term and for Provisional, at the end of up to two years. Conditional accreditation is case dependent.

In the year prior to the end of the accredited term, universities typically seek re-accreditation. This requires the university to submit documentation for review by a Speech Pathology Australia Accreditation Panel. The Panel will also conduct a site visit at the university. This process enables the Panel to determine if a further period of accreditation will be recommended.

The process of re-accreditation takes several months. For this reason, Speech Pathology Australia and universities undergoing re-accreditation, must adhere to strict accreditation cycle timelines. These timelines enable students from eligible university programs to apply for membership to Speech Pathology Australia upon graduation.

Further information about University Accreditation, the Accreditation Process, and Accreditation Fees is available on separate pages of this website:

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Table 1 below provides information on the university courses current accreditation classification.

Table 1: University programs current accreditation classification (NB. information regarding individual programs should be sought from the relevant university)

State City University Program Accreditation Classification Current Accreditation Term Ends Other Information
ACT Canberra University of Canberra Master of Speech Pathology Provisional Dec 2020  
NSW Sydney Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2024
NSW Albury Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2022 No new student intake from 2021 onwards.
NSW Albury Charles Sturt University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2024
NSW Sydney Macquarie University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2021  
NSW Coffs Harbour Southern Cross University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Qualifying N/A Program commencing in 2021. Seeking accreditation for graduates of 2024-2025.
NSW Newcastle University of Newcastle Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) Full Accreditation Dec 2023  
NSW Sydney University of Sydney Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Full Accreditation Dec 2023  
NSW Sydney University of Sydney Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2023  
NSW Sydney University of Technology Sydney Master of Speech Pathology Provisional Dec 2021  
NSW Sydney Western Sydney University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Qualifying N/A Program commencing in 2020. Seeking accreditation for graduates of 2023 and 2024.
NT Darwin Charles Darwin University Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Speech and Language Therapy Qualifying N/A Program commencing in 2020. Seeking accreditation for graduates of 2023 and 2024.
NT Darwin Charles Darwin University Master of Speech and Language Therapy Qualifying N/A Program commencing in 2022. Seeking accreditation for graduates of 2023 and 2024.
QLD Brisbane Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2024
QLD Rockhampton Central Queensland University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2023  
QLD Gold Coast Griffith University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2023
QLD Brisbane Griffith University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2023 No new student intake from 2021 onwards.
QLD Townsville James Cook University Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) Provisional Dec 2022  
QLD Gold Coast Southern Cross University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Conditional Dec 2020 Accreditation complete. Outcome pending ratification.
QLD Brisbane University of Queensland Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) Full Accreditation Dec 2023  
QLD Brisbane University of Queensland Master of Speech Pathology Studies Full Accreditation Dec 2023  
SA Adelaide Flinders University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2021  
SA Adelaide Flinders University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2021  
SA Adelaide University of Adelaide Bachelor of Speech Pathology (honours) Qualifying N/A Program commencing in 2021. Seeking accreditation for graduates of 2024 and 2025.
SA Adelaide University of South Australia Bachelor of Speech Pathology (honours) Qualifying N/A Program commencing in 2020. Seeking accreditation for graduates of 2023 and 2024.
TAS Launceston, Bernie and Hobart University of Tasmania Master of Speech Pathology Qualifying N/A Program commencing in 2022. Seeking accreditation in 2022 for graduates of 2023 and 2024.
VIC Melbourne Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2024  
VIC Melbourne (Bundoora) and Bendigo La Trobe University Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2020 No new student intake from 2021 onwards.
VIC Melbourne (Bundoora) and Bendigo La Trobe University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2020  
VIC Melbourne (Bundoora) La Trobe University  Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) Qualifying N/A Program commencing in 2021. Seeking accreditation for graduates of 2024 and 2025.
VIC Melbourne (Bendigo) La Trobe University Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) Qualifying N/A Program commencing in 2021. Seeking accreditation for graduates of 2024 and 2025
VIC Melbourne University of Melbourne Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2021  
VIC Melbourne Victoria University Bachelor of Speech and Language Sciences / Master of Speech Pathology Qualifying N/A Program commencing in 2020. Seeking accreditation for graduates of 2024 and 2025.
VIC Melbourne Victoria University Master of Speech Pathology Qualifying N/A Program anticipated to commence in 2022. Seeking accreditation for graduates of 2024 and 2025.
WA Perth Curtin University Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) and Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) (Honours) Full Accreditation Dec 2021 No new student intake.
WA Perth Curtin University Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) (Honours) Qualifying N/A Program seeking accreditation in 2022 for graduates of 2022 and 2023.
WA Perth Curtin University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2020 Currently undergoing accreditation.
WA Perth Edith Cowan University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation Dec 2021