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Speech Pathology

Studying Speech Pathology, students learn to assess and treat a range of communication and swallowing disorders in adults and children. Students develop the research and clinical skills to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Students are taught in a supportive and intimate learning environment with the opportunity to undertake practicum placements from the first semester of their course. Our lecturers are world-class researchers in a variety of speech pathology areas and are all experienced clinicians. Our graduates may be eligible for membership with Speech Pathology Australia and can work as qualified speech pathologists anywhere in Australia. Students have the opportunity to complete an Honours project in their final year to graduate with an Honours degree.

Special features of our courses:

  • Small class sizes;
  • Interactive workshop-style learning;
  • Strong peer support;
  • Cutting-edge research; and
  • Focus on Aboriginal health issues.

Work-Ready Experience

Practicum components are designed to prepare students in the competencies required for a graduating clinician, and practical experiences are embedded throughout the Speech Pathology program from the first semester. Students have opportunities to observe working speech pathologists, interact with clients, and start developing skills in assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders in adults and children. Practical experiences have included participating in voice screen at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at ECU, and implementing treatment activities for adults who stutter at the Speak Easy Association of Western Australia.


Speech Pathology, Course Coordinator
Dr Charn Nang

For course specific information, please talk to our Future Students team by calling 134 328 or send an email to


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