Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP)
Similar to the UK, Speech Pathology Australia accredits both Bachelor’s and Master’s programs as equivalent and qualifying degrees to become a Speech and Language Pathologist. The following links provide information on the 14 accredited programs throughout Australia as well as 2 university programs which are in the process of receiving accreditation at this time.
New South Wales
Australian Catholic University (Bachelor’s)
Charles Sturt University (Bachelor’s)
Macquarie University (Master’s)
Southern Cross University (Bachelor’s)
University of Newcastle (Bachelor’s)
University of Sydney (Bachelor’s/Master’s)
Flinders University (Bachelor’s/Master’s)
Four programs currently in the accreditation process: University of Central Queensland (Bachelor’s) and Charles Sturt University (Master’s– domestic students only).
General application requirements for Master’s programs in Australia
- Completed undergraduate degree in a field outside of speech pathology (or Bachelor’s in the field from the USA).
- GPA of 5.0 or higher (USA equivalency is around 3.0 GPA or higher. UK equivalency is around a second class honors degree).
**A Bachelor’s degree obtained in Australia will qualify the student for work in Australia but will NOT qualify the student for work in the USA or Canada. Though ASHA MAY recognize degree equivalency and award the clinician with their CCC, State licensing requirements vary and may not recognize degree equivalency. Therefore, a Master’s degree should be obtained for those wishing to work in the USA and Canada.