University programs

Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) is recognised by the Federal Government of Australia, Department of Education, Skills and Employment, as well as the National Alliance of Self Regulating Health Professions (NASRHP) as the professional body which represents speech pathologists in Australia.

As a member of NASRHP, the Association must meet the benchmark standards for regulation and accreditation of speech pathology degree programs in Australia.

Current university programs

The Australian university programs currently offering speech pathology degrees are listed below, including their accreditation classification and the term of current accreditation. Further information about University Accreditation, the Accreditation Process, and Accreditation Fees is available on separate pages of this website:

Universities offering Speech Pathology degrees

*Online/flexible program delivery options available. Contact the university for details, especially regarding mandatory on-campus requirements. 

ACT

Australian Catholic University (Canberra)

Program - Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Qualifying

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - N/A (Program commences 2025)

Next Accreditation Review Commences - 2025

University of Canberra (Canberra*)

Program - Master of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2026

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2025 - early 2026

NSW

Australian Catholic University (Sydney)

ProgramBachelor of Speech Pathology (+/- Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2025

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2024 - early 2025

Charles Sturt University (Albury*)

ProgramBachelor of Speech and Language Pathology

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2024

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Program in phase-out

 

Program - Master of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2025

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2024 - early 2025

Macquarie University (Sydney)

ProgramMaster of Speech and Language Pathology

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2027

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2026 - early 2027

Southern Cross University (Coffs Harbour)

Program - Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification - Qualifying

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - N/A

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Accreditation in process

University of Newcastle (Newcastle)

Program - Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2024

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Feb 2024

University of Sydney (Sydney)

ProgramBachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) (+/-Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2024

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Nov 2023

 

Program - Master of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2024

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Nov 2023

University of Technology Sydney (Sydney)

Program - Master of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2027

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2026 - early 2027

Western Sydney University (Sydney)

Program - Bachelor of Speech Pathology (+/- Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Provisional

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2025

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Early - Mid 2025

NT

Charles Darwin University (Darwin*)

ProgramBachelor of Health Science/Master of Speech and Language Therapy

Accreditation Classification - Provisional with conditions

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 08 May 2025

Next Accreditation Review Commences - July 2024

 

Program - Master of Speech and Language Therapy

Accreditation Classification - Provisional with conditions

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 08 May 2025

Next Accreditation Review Commences - July 2024

QLD

Australian Catholic University (Brisbane)

Program - Bachelor of Speech Pathology (+/- Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2025

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2024 - early 2025

Central Queensland University (Rockhampton)

ProgramBachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2024

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Dec 2023

Griffith University (Gold Coast)

Program - Master of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2024

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Oct 2023

James Cook University (Townsville)

Program - Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 05 Sept 2028

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2027 - early 2028

Southern Cross University (Gold Coast)

ProgramBachelor of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2026

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2025 - early 2026

University of Queensland (Brisbane)

ProgramBachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2024

Next Accreditation Review Commences -Sept 2023

 

Program - Master of Speech Pathology Studies

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2024

Next Accreditation Review Commences -Sept 2023

University of Southern Queensland (Ipswich)

Program - Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Qualifying

Current Accreditation Term Expiry -N/A

Next Accreditation Review Commences - April 2025

SA

Flinders University (Adelaide)

Program - Bachelor of Speech Pathology (+/- Honours)

Accreditation Classification -Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2027

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2026 - early 2027

 

Program - Master of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2027

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2026 - early 2027

Flinders University (Renmark, Mount Gambier, & Port Pirie)

Program - Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences (Speech Pathology)

Accreditation Classification - Qualifying

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - N/A

Next Accreditation Review Commences - TBC. Program commencing in 2024

University of Adelaide (Adelaide)

ProgramBachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Provisional

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 01 Oct 2026

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2025 - early 2026

University of South Australia (Adelaide)

ProgramBachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Provisional

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2025

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2024 - early 2025

TAS

University of Tasmania (Launceston, Burnie & Hobart*)

Program - Master of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification -Provisional

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 08 August 2026

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2025

VIC

Australian Catholic University(Melbourne)

Program - Bachelor of Speech Pathology (+/- Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2025

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2024 - early 2025

Deakin University(Geelong)

Program - Master of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification -Qualifying

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - N/A

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Program in development

Federation University (Gippsland, Ballarat, & Berwick*)

ProgramBachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Qualifying

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - N/A

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Early 2024

 

ProgramMaster of Speech Pathology (Graduate Entry)

Accreditation Classification - Provisional

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 03 May 2025

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Early 2024

La Trobe University (Melbourne (Bundoora))

Program - Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Accreditation Classification -Provisional

Current Accreditation Term Expiry -13 Oct 2026

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2025

 

ProgramMaster of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry -13 Oct 2028

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2027

 

Program - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Program in phase-out. No new enrolments

La Trobe University (Bendigo) 

ProgramBachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Provisional

Current Accreditation Term Expiry -13 Oct 2026

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2025

 

Program - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Program in phase-out. No new enrolments

Melbourne University (Melbourne) 

Program - Master of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification -Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 31 Dec 2027

Next Accreditation Review Commences - Late 2026 - early 2027

Victoria University (Melbourne) 

Program - Bachelor of Speech and Language Sciences/Master of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification - Provisional with Conditions

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 30 January 2026

Next Accreditation Review Commences -TBC

 

ProgramMaster of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification - Provisional with Conditions

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 30 January 2026

Next Accreditation Review Commences - TBC

 

WA

Curtin University (Perth)

Program - Bachelor of  Science (Speech Pathology) (Honours)

Accreditation Classification -Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 08 Jan 2029

Next Accreditation Review Commences - 2028

 

Program - Master of Speech Pathology

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry - 08 Jan 2029

Next Accreditation Review Commences - 2028

Edith Cowan University (Perth)

Program - Bachelor of Speech Pathology (+/- Honours)

Accreditation Classification - Full Accreditation

Current Accreditation Term Expiry -31 Dec 2027

Next Accreditation Review Commences -Late 2026 - early 2027

Please note that students who graduate from a program with provisional, provisional with conditions, conditional or full accreditation will be eligible for certified practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

You can also listen to a member of the Speech Pathology Australia staff discuss the accreditation process and what the various classifications mean, particularly for people who are considering the various university options (choose to watch the video below or listen to the audio-only).