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Speech Pathology

Most of us take communication for granted, but for people with a disorder, it's a daily challenge. Thankfully, as a trained Speech Pathologist and problem-solver you can make a huge difference to the quality of someone's life. Ready to be that person?

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Speech Pathologists diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice.

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Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

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Speech Pathology goes remote

Our Speech Pathology course is making a difference to people in rural and remote communities, with students able to complete 16-week work placements at either Geraldton or Mount Magnet.

As part of their placements, our students work in schools, aged care facilities, inter-professional and communication clinics in the EdSIM Centre.

At Mount Magnet they become fully-immersed in the local Aboriginal community, participating in local activities, as well as completing clinical work. They also complete simulation training in Basic Life Support and a tailor-made cultural awareness program called 'Understanding Yamatji', with access to cultural mentors.

As well as the rich experience of living in a remote community and a rural centre, students also gain vital clinical competencies.

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Student stories

  • It was a great hands-on opportunity to learn what a Speech Pathologist does

    Speech Pathology is a blend of science and working with people and that was embedded throughout the course. We had practical units from first year where we would go out and observe Speech Pathologists and see how they worked and the environments they worked in. It was a great hands-on opportunity to learn what a Speech Pathologist does, so I was better prepared when I graduated.

    Sarah Pillar
  • I love neurology, psychology and anatomy and Speech Pathology encompasses all of these things

    One of the best things about studying Speech Pathology at ECU is doing prac straight away, even from Semester 1 of first year. I've been exposed to what Speech Pathology actually looks like and what the profession entails, beyond being in a clinic, which has confirmed that this is the right career for me.

    Jaimee Klaassen
  • Any little difference I can make would be great

    You can have a huge impact on someone's life. Helping adults and kids with things that will eventually improve their quality of life. Like help them get a job, or with their self-esteem. I think all the experience I have gained in the last three years will prepare me so I'm ready to enter the workforce.

    Lisa Bramwell

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