Master of Speech Pathology (M7G)

Overview  2023

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.

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, reflective of the industry.

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). The Master of Speech Pathology is currently undergoing accreditation with Speech Pathology Australia. A successful outcome will enable graduating students to be eligible for certified practicing membership of Speech Pathology Australia. 

    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 fourteen (14) core units.

    Semester 2 2023 students should enrol in CXA710 and not CXA746.

     

    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
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit introduces students to an interprofessional framework and foundational concepts related to joining a regulated profession and that are shared across allied health disciplines. Within the interprofessional framework, allied health students develop an understanding of the professional contexts in…

    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
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Semester 2 2023 students must enrol in CXA710 and not CXA746.

    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

    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

    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

    This unit is the second of three interprofessional units in the program, and builds on knowledge and skills related to client-centred care, client safety and quality, and interprofessional collaborative practice. You will develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and professional attributes…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Not displaying below: In this semester unit CXA745 Speech Pathology Practice 4 (25 credit points) is also required.

    This unit consolidates knowledge and skills related to collaborative leadership and public health, and synthesises them with skills and shared frameworks critical for allied health professionals working in community-based settings. Principles of population health and prevention and promotion strategies are…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This capstone unit consolidates your clinical reasoning and requires you to integrate and apply the knowledge, skills, and professional attributes developed throughout the course. In this unit, you prepare to enter the speech pathology profession and respond to individual, family,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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 
    -    one unit (12.5 credit points or equivalent) of linguistics
    -    one unit (12.5 credit points or equivalent) of study in research methods and/or evidence-based practice.

    Applicants requiring additional study to meet pre-requisites should see 50G Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health. Those units that are accepted as prerequisites for M7G are:

    • CXA112 Anatomy and Physiology of Head, Neck and Thorax
    • CXA113 Introduction to Linguistics for Speech Pathology
    • Either one of the Research Methods units in the Certificate (CZZ103, PSY211, CXA328)

    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.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS Academic minimum score of 7.0 overall and a minimum score of 7.0 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.We will accept comparable scores from equivalent English language tests.

    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 
    -    one unit (12.5 credit points or equivalent) of linguistics
    -    one unit (12.5 credit points or equivalent) of study in research methods and/or evidence-based practice.

    Applicants requiring additional study to meet pre-requisites should see 50G Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health. Those units that are accepted as prerequisites for M7G are:

    • CXA112 Anatomy and Physiology of Head, Neck and Thorax
    • CXA113 Introduction to Linguistics for Speech Pathology
    • Either one of the Research Methods units in the Certificate (CZZ103, PSY211, CXA328)

    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.

    We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course at this stage, the admissions teams will work with you to find the best pathway option.

    A pathway exists for students from the Bachelor of Exercise Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science to the Master of Speech Pathology. From 2027, a pathway will exist for applicants completing the UTAS Bachelor of Biomedicine in the year prior to course commencement.

    A recommended pathway that will assist you in meeting prerequisites that you might need is through enrolment in the Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health (50C). Entry to the Master of Speech Pathology is still not guaranteed.
     

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic postgraduate student, you might be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    An important note on Youth Allowance and Austudy

    The Department of Social Services has approved some accredited and professionally-oriented Master courses for student payments through Youth Allowance or Austudy. This means if you enrol in one of these courses, you may be eligible for student payments. However, please be aware that this is not the case for all Master courses. Please visit our Scholarships, Fees and Costs website for further information.

    Further information

    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): $ 91,473 AUD *.

    Course cost based on a rate of $44,950 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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