Master of Speech Pathology (M7G)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
Semester 2

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 2
As a graduate of the Master of Speech Pathology, you will develop the knowledge and skills to work as an autonomous speech pathologist and respond to the needs of individuals and communities who experience difficulties with communication and swallowing. You will have the tools to provide safe, ethical and quality person, family and community-centred practice in complex and changing environments. Working across a range of health, education and private settings, you will provide evidence-based services to people and communities in local, national and global contexts. Effective communication skills will enable you to work in partnership with others and collaboratively in interprofessional teams. You will also develop the tools to lead, advocate and innovate to develop socially responsible and sustainable actions that support every individual’s right to optimal communication and swallowing.
  • 1 Apply core values and principles of speech pathology using a professional approach to inquiry to inform legal, ethical and socially responsible decision making.
  • 2 Identify and apply key theoretical, conceptual and interprofessional practice approaches to ensure services provided with people with communication and swallowing difficulties are person-centred, safe, effective, equitable, timely, and efficient.
  • 3 Communicate and collaborate with individuals, communities, and other stakeholders to provide culturally responsive, coordinated services to achieve optimal outcomes for individuals and communities in local, national and global contexts.
  • 4 Apply evidence-based approaches in the assessment, diagnosis, intervention planning and ongoing decision-making of individuals and communities to optimise communication and swallowing function, health, education, participation, societal inclusion, and wellbeing.
  • 5 Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and life-long, self-directed learning, and critical reflective practice and agility for working in complex and changing environments.
  • 6 Use critical inquiry, innovation, research literacy and translational research practice to promote use and creation of research to develop socially responsive leaders and creative change agents in working with and advocating for people with communication and swallowing abilities.
  • Professional Experience Placement

    Your studies will include compulsory Professional Experience Placements.

    Safety in Practice Compliance

    This course includes compulsory Professional Experience Placements. You must meet the College of Health and Medicine's Safety in Practice Requirements before census date of the first semester of your course. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course admission application.

    Career outcomes

    Qualifying accreditation has been granted for the Master of Speech Pathology by Speech Pathology Australia (SPA). In line with SPA requirements, the University will seek full accreditation prior to the graduation of the first cohort of students from the course. 

    Graduates may meet the requirements for membership of SPA as a speech pathologist. There may be additional requirements for membership beyond the completion of the course. For further membership requirements, please visit the SPA website. 

    If you have any queries about the accreditation process, please contact us for further information. 

    Course structure

    To graduate from the Master of Speech Pathology, a student must satisfactorily complete 200 credit points of study comprising fifteen (15) core units.

    This unit introduces the scope of public health practice in the 21st century and the social, political and economic context within which public health practitioners operate. The unit combines theoretical and practical material to assist students to understand the social…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit introduces students to foundational concepts related to joining a regulated profession and practicing in a health discipline. Allied health roles and contexts of professional practice are introduced and situated within the health care system. With a focus on…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit introduces students to the speech pathology role supporting every individual's right to optimal communication and swallowing, and the foundational speech pathology theoretical, clinical reasoning and practice frameworks that will be applied and integrated throughout the Master of Speech…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This professional experience placement unit brings together core fundamental speech pathology practice knowledge and skills and requires students to apply them to work in supervised practice with children and adults. The focus is on professional experiential learning, including application of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Speech Pathology Practice 2 extends students’ core knowledge and application of concepts and skills developed in Stage 1 and concurrently in Optimising Communication and Swallowing 1. Students will integrate and apply their understanding and skills in workshops in the residential…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit extends knowledge and application of theoretical models and practice frameworks to understand, identify and respond to communication and swallowing needs of individuals and/or communities. The unit adopts a case-based and lifespan focus and students will develop skills related…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores how historical, cultural and social elements, as well as previous and contemporary policy frameworks, shape the health and wellbeing of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. Cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration are central concepts within…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides health and human service professionals with the opportunity to critically analyse a range of contemporary leadership frameworks and theories. There is a focus on the exploration and practical application of theories and techniques to improve understanding of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will equip students with an understanding of the research methods used in health disciplines in order to interpret published research, and design research of their own. The Unit content includes the theoretical underpinning of both qualitative and quantitative…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit uses the lifespan continuum to equip students with an understanding of the core knowledge and skills related to conditions associated with motor delay or coordination difficulties; neurological impairment; sensory impairment; attention and behaviour; genetic, intellectual and/or multiple impairments;…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit consolidates knowledge and skills related to leadership and public health and synthesises them with business skills critical for allied health professionals working in community-based settings or moving into business within health care. Principles of population health are used…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines issues of chronicity and complexity as the basis for students to examine the operational aspects of service delivery in the management of clinical populations. Students will examine the role of information and technology in practice including: conducting…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Speech Pathology Practice 3 continues to extend students’ core knowledge and application of concepts and skills developed in Stage 1 and 2 and concurrently in Optimising Communication and Swallowing 2 and Therapy Across the Lifespan. Students will integrate and apply…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Speech Pathology Practice 4 consolidates students’ core knowledge, integration and application of concepts and skills developed in Stages 1 to 3 and in CXA713 and CXA722 units. Students will integrate and apply their understanding and skills in workshops in the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit consolidates and extends knowledge and application of theoretical models and practice frameworks to understand, identify and respond to communication and swallowing needs of individuals and communities with complex presentations and multifactorial considerations. The unit adopts a case-based and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Please note the closing time and date for receipt of applications for first round offers is 11:59PM (AEDST) Tuesday 31st January 2023. Applications submitted after this date will only be assessed and offers made if places remain.

    Admission to the Master of Speech Pathology is highly competitive and achieving the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer for this course. Applicants who meet the entry requirements are ranked and the number of offers are made based on the number of places available. 

    •    This course requires a minimum GPA of 5 for prior tertiary education and equivalent ranks as part of the admission process.

    Applicants must have completed a Bachelor or Master degree (other than Speech Pathology) from an Australian university or equivalent, and have completed, in the last 5 years, the equivalent of:

    •    one unit (12.5 credit points or equivalent) of human anatomy, including detailed head, neck and thorax anatomy (or the equivalent UTAS Short Course)
    •    one unit (12.5 credit points or equivalent) of linguistics (or the equivalent UTAS Short Course)
    •    one unit (12.5 credit points or equivalent) of study in research methods and/or evidence-based practice, (or the equivalent UTAS Short Course).

    Students will be invited to provide a short video (3-5 minutes) stating their motivation to enter the speech pathology profession at the second stage of the application process.

    Safety In Practice Requirements

    This course includes compulsory Professional Experience Placements. You must meet the College of Health and Medicine's Safety in Practice Requirements before census date of the first semester of your course. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course admission application.

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Please note the closing time and date for receipt of applications for first round offers is 11:59PM (AEDST) Tuesday 31st January 2023. Applications submitted after this date will only be assessed and offers made if places remain.

    Australian Residence Requirements

    International students are eligible to apply ONLY if they have an Australian residential address at the time of application. This requirement will not be waived.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS Academic minimum score of 8 overall and a minimum score of 8 in each individual band OR successfully* completed a minimum of 12 months of full time (or equivalent) studies undertaken at institutions in Australia, UK, US, Singapore, Canada or NZ within the previous 24 months. Conditional offers may be made, however, evidence of meeting English Language requirements must be provided before applicants commence study. 

    *Good academic progress must have been made with passes in more than 50% of enrolment in any given semester. 

    The IELTS result must be no older than two years and six months at the expected course commencement date. 

    This requirement will not be waived.

    All Other Requirements

    Admission to the Master of Speech Pathology is highly competitive and achieving the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer for this course. Applicants who meet the entry requirements are ranked and the number of offers are made based on the number of places available. 

    •    This course requires a minimum GPA of 5 for prior tertiary education and equivalent ranks as part of the admission process.

    Applicants must have completed a Bachelor or Master degree (other than Speech Pathology) from an Australian university or equivalent, and have completed, in the last 5 years, the equivalent of:

    •    one unit (12.5 credit points or equivalent) of human anatomy, including detailed head, neck and thorax anatomy (or the equivalent UTAS Short Course)
    •    one unit (12.5 credit points or equivalent) of linguistics (or the equivalent UTAS Short Course)
    •    one unit (12.5 credit points or equivalent) of study in research methods and/or evidence-based practice, (or the equivalent UTAS Short Course).

    Students will be invited to provide a short video (3-5 minutes) stating their motivation to enter the speech pathology profession at the second stage of the application process.

    Safety In Practice Requirements

    This course includes compulsory Professional Experience Placements. You must meet the College of Health and Medicine's Safety in Practice Requirements before census date of the first semester of your course. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course admission application.

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

    There is no articulation from and to other courses.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 94,675 AUD *.

    Course cost based on a rate of $46,523 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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