A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time
Location: On campus


Course name: Master of Speech Pathology 
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM057
CRICOS code: 054304D


This is a full-time, 2 year degree. Attendance on campus is required and there is no provision for online/distance education in this degree.

The course begins with compulsory classes during Orientation Week (late February) and runs until the end of November.

This course will involve an innovative, enquiry based curriculum, incorporating a problem-based learning format. Learning experiences will be accessible both on and off campus, providing opportunities to integrate theory with clinical practice.

Students will undertake a number of clinical placements across the course which will ensure they reach the competencies required to practice in Australia and many other countries in the world. These will be offered in metropolitan Adelaide as well as rural and remote areas, including Darwin and Alice Springs with the possibility of international placements.

Graduates of the Flinders Master of Speech Pathology will be equipped to begin practice in a wide range of health and educational settings. The course will foster students' ability to respond effectively to the changing nature of professional knowledge and practice, ensuring their ability to provide quality services throughout their working life.

Accreditation of the Master of Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology Australia is the professional accrediting body for all speech pathology programs in Australian universities. The Master of Speech Pathology program is officially accredited by Speech Pathology Australia.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants normally must hold at least an undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution, and typically have achieved a minimum of a credit average. There is no preferred undergraduate degree for admission.

All ranked applicants will be required to participate in an interview as part of the application process. Phone interviews will be available for applicants who are offshore.

International students: Entry and English language requirements

Immunisation and Communicable Diseases: Requirements for Clinical Placements

This course includes clinical placements which aim to provide students with the practical experience required for the workplace. Students on placement have both an increased risk of most vaccine preventable diseases as well as the potential to transmit infections to susceptible patients. Students who are required to complete clinical placements as part of their course must therefore be immunised in accordance with the relevant State or Territory immunisation  standards (e.g. Health Immunisation for Health Care Workers in South Australia 2014 Policy Guideline)  and any additional private provider requirements as needed.

Further information about immunisation and other clinical placement requirements.


Domestic students
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.






International students
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply
Application dates:

Open: 1 April

Close: Subject to availability


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Master of Speech Pathology 

Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $30,744

2018: $39,200
2019: $40,400


  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.