University Programs

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

The Australian university programs currently offering speech pathology degrees are listed below, including their accreditation classification and the term of current accreditation.

Accreditation will automatically lapse at the end of the determined period based on the accreditation classification awarded. For Full Accreditation, this is at the end of a five-year term and for Provisional, at the end of up to two years. Conditional accreditation is case dependent.

In the year prior to the end of the accredited term, universities typically seek re-accreditation. This requires the university to submit documentation for review by a Speech Pathology Australia Accreditation Panel. The Panel will also conduct a site visit at the university. This process enables the Panel to determine if a further period of accreditation will be recommended.

The process of re-accreditation takes several months. For this reason, Speech Pathology Australia and universities undergoing re-accreditation, must adhere to strict accreditation cycle timelines. These timelines enable students from eligible university programs to apply for membership to Speech Pathology Australia upon graduation.

Further information about University Accreditation, the Accreditation Process, and Accreditation Fees is available on separate pages of this website:

Table 1 below provides information on the university courses current accreditation classification.

Table 1: University programs current accreditation classification (NB. information regarding individual programs should be sought from the relevant university)

State City University Program Accreditation Classification Program Accredited Until Year Ending XXXX
ACT Canberra University of Canberra Master of Speech Pathology Provisional 2020
NSW Sydney Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2019
NSW Albury Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2022
NSW Albury Charles Sturt University Master of Speech Pathology Provisional 2019
NSW Sydney Macquarie University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2021
NSW Newcastle University of Newcastle Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2023
NSW Sydney University of Sydney Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Full Accreditation 2023
NSW Sydney University of Sydney Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2023
NSW Sydney University of Technology Sydney Master of Speech Pathology Provisional 2021
NSW Sydney Western Sydney University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Qualifying Seeking accreditation for 2023-2024 graduates
QLD Brisbane Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Provisional 2019
QLD Rockhampton Central Queensland University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2023
QLD Gold Coast Griffith University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2023
QLD Brisbane Griffith University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2023
QLD Townsville James Cook University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2018
QLD Gold Coast Southern Cross University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Conditional 2019
QLD Brisbane University of Queensland Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) Full Accreditation 2023
QLD Brisbane University of Queensland Master of Speech Pathology Studies Full Accreditation 2023
SA Adelaide Flinders University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2021
SA Adelaide Flinders University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2021
SA Adelaide University of Adelaide Bachelor of Speech Pathology (honours) Qualifying Seeking accreditation for  2024-2025 graduates
SA Adelaide University of South Australia Bachelor of Speech Pathology (honours) Qualifying Seeking accreditation for 2023-2024 graduates
VIC Melbourne Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2019
VIC Melbourne La Trobe University Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2020
VIC Melbourne La Trobe University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2020
VIC Melbourne University of Melbourne Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2021
VIC Melbourne Victoria University Bachelor of Speech and Language Sciences and Master of Speech Pathology Qualifying Seeking accreditation for 2024-2025 graduates
VIC Melbourne Victoria University Master of Speech Pathology Qualifying Seeking accreditation for 2024-2025 graduates
WA Perth Curtin University Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) Full Accreditation 2020
WA Perth Curtin University Master of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2020
WA Perth Edith Cowan University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Full Accreditation 2021