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Bring the gifts of communication and swallowing to the community

A speech pathologist is a professional trained to identify, assess and rehabilitate children and adults with communication disorders in areas such as speech, voice, language, swallowing and fluency. Griffith’s Master of Speech Pathology is a two year full time program offered at our Gold Coast and Nathan campuses. It encourages personal and professional development through:

  • a problem-based learning curriculum
  • active learning in small groups
  • clinical placements from the outset that integrate theory and practice

This program will also develop your research literacy and skills, enhancing your ability to respond effectively to the changing nature of professional knowledge and practice, and ensuring you have the skills to provide quality services throughout your professional life.

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Study speech pathology at Griffith

Help others in a crucial, growing field of medicine

Communication and swallowing is a fundamental part of human life, and difficulties can have enormous ramifications. Studying speech pathology at Griffith, you’ll learn to diagnose, develop strategies and treat people of all ages in a range of different contexts.

Our degree is extremely hands-on, designed to provide the comprehensive education you’ll need to work as an effective, empathetic speech pathologist in Australia and other countries.

Clinical placements are instrumental and commence from the start of the degree – so you develop your professional identity and apply what you’re learning at university to the clinical setting.

At Griffith we collaborate with a wide range of service providers in South-East Queensland and Northern New South Wales to ensure our students receive the best clinical placement opportunities. These are through our partnerships with a broad range of government and non-government agencies across health, education, disability, and aged care. We also conduct on-site internal speech pathology clinics in the Griffith Health Centre on our Gold Coast campus.

Although there are no prerequisites to enter our program, the Master of Speech Pathology will appeal to people with an interest and/or background in:

  • Education
  • Health science
  • Linguistics
  • Human services
  • Psychology
  • Medical science
  • Public health

The Master of Speech Pathology program is accredited by Speech Pathology Australia.

Our world-class facilities and research provide an edge

The $150 million Griffith Health Centre on our Gold Coast campus operates over the road from the 750-bed Gold Coast University Hospital and a new 250-bed private hospital. It's a unique environment in which to gain unrivalled clinical experiences. Our industry-leading research in many areas of medical science informs our degree content, helping to produce forward-thinking graduates ready to make their mark in a healthcare career.

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It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

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Career outcomes

Producing highly employable graduates

Griffith graduates have enjoyed strong success, including being offered new graduate positions in Queensland Health and the Department of education and Training

“These positions are highly competitive and much sought after by graduating students from all speech pathology programs,” said discipline lead, Professor Elizabeth Cardell.

You'll be eligible to apply for membership of Speech Pathology Australia and work as a fully accredited speech pathologist.

Career opportunities exist in a variety of areas including:

  • Hospitals
  • Community health centres
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Schools (kindergarten to high school)
  • Nursing homes
  • Disability services
  • Private practice

Career paths are also available in academia, research and management.

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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

Ongoing Q&A sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university.   Find out more

Tuesday 24 July — Friday 24 August

Campus Tours

Join us on a free campus tour of our Gold Coast and Nathan campuses to experience life at Griffith. Take a look at our lecture theatres, teaching rooms and some of the many state-of-the-art facilities and amenities that are on offer. Find out more

Tuesday 4 September — Friday 17 August

Mature Student Open Evening - South Bank campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about admission pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students. Find out more

Wednesday 5 September — Friday 17 August

Mature Student Open Evening - Logan campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about admission pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  Find out more

Thursday 6 September — Friday 17 August

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about admission pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students. Find out more

Monday 17 September — Friday 28 September

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university.   Find out more

Saturday 15 December — Thursday 20 December

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Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about admission pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your OP or ATAR score was higher or lower than expected.

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