Unique in Australia
The Departments of Speech Pathology and Audiology of Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre have amalgamated to provide clinical services, teaching and research. This is unique in Australia and allows us to provide students with an outstanding learning environment. Students are able to visit patients in the medical wards, as well as participate in many of the services offered by the hospital.
The Master of Audiology is the only problem based learning curriculum in audiology in Australia.
Small Class Sizes
There are approximately 50 students in each year of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, and up to 24 students in the Master of Audiology and the Master of Speech Pathology. This small class size enables students and staff to get to know each other, and provides a friendly supportive learning environment. Students from the country and from overseas find that this helps them to settle in as they quickly get to know the staff and their classmates.
High levels of employment for graduates suggests that both speech pathology and audiology graduates have little difficulty finding work in Australia and overseas.
Excellent Career Opportunities
Graduates of Flinders University Speech Pathology and Audiology programs have obtained work in areas of health and education throughout Australia and internationally (including New Zealand, Singapore, Greece, South Africa, Canada, and the United Kingdom).
The Careers Office provides detailed information about job opportunities and starting salaries for speech pathologists. Audiologists working in the public sector earn similar salaries. Both speech pathologists and audiologists can earn higher salaries in private practice.
Adelaide - the affordable city
Adelaide is a vibrant and attractive city with a relaxed lifestyle and a high standard of living. It has a temperate climate, with hot dry summers, and mild winters. Adelaide is also the most affordable capital city in Australia. It costs 18% more to live in Sydney, 15% more to live in Melbourne, 7% more to live in Perth and 5% more to live in Brisbane.
Adelaide is easily accessible, with at least six direct flights from Asia to Adelaide each week.
Adelaide is a multicultural community. There is a wide range of food available, both local and imported, which caters for the diverse cultural groups living here. In addition there are facilities catering for most faiths.
The city has an efficient public transport system, and Flinders University is easily accessible by bus.
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