University Programs

Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) is recognised by the Federal Government of Australia, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, as well as the National Alliance of Self Regulating Health Professions (NASRHP) as the professional body which represents speech pathologists in Australia.

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:

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

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

University Course Accreditation / Classification Re-accreditation due
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Melbourne) Full Accreditation 2019
  Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Sydney) Full Accreditation 2019
  Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Brisbane) Provisional 2019
Central Queensland University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Not accredited Seeking accreditation in 2019
Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2022
  Master of Speech Pathology Provisional
2019
Curtin University Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) Full Accreditation 2020
  Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2020
Edith Cowan University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2021
Flinders University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2021
  Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2021
Griffith University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2019
James Cook University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2019
La Trobe University Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2020
  Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2020
Macquarie University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2021
Southern Cross University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Provisional 2019
University of Canberra Master of Speech Pathology Qualifying Seeking accreditation in 2019
University of Melbourne Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation  2021
University of Newcastle Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2023
University of Queensland Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) Full Accreditation 2019
  Master of Speech Pathology Studies Full Accreditation 2019
University of Sydney Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Full Accreditation 2019
  Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2019
University of Technology Sydney Master of Speech Pathology Qualifying Seeking accreditation in 2019