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James Cook University Speech Pathology Program Undergraduate Entry


KOM Consultants is the official Canadian representative of James Cook University in Australia. Canadian applications to James Cook University’s Undergraduate Entry Bachelor of Speech Pathology program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants at 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.


James Cook University Bachelor of Speech Pathology Overview

Speech pathologists assist people with speech, language, voice, fluency and swallowing impairments to achieve their highest functional potential. James Cook University’s School of Speech Pathology does this by assessing, diagnosing and managing (including treating) impairments. Speech pathologists have a role in promoting normal communication function and working to prevent the development of communication and swallowing impairments. Another important role is research, as James Cook University seeks to better understand the nature of communication and swallowing impairments and the best methods for intervention and management.

The speech pathology course at James Cook University is administered and taught by a dedicated team of speech pathologists and other academic and professional staff, including visiting clinicians. James Cook University Speech Pathology program aims to provide high quality education for students who have chosen a career in speech pathology. James Cook University is sure students will find their Speech Pathology studies both enjoyable and productive.

James Cook University’s state-of-the-art facilities include a fully equipped on-campus speech and language clinic. Reflecting James Cook University’s unique tropical location, James Cook University emphasizes the distinct challenges of speech pathology practice in rural and remote areas, and with Indigenous Australians.

JCU Speech Pathology School

Clinical Work Experience

When it comes to tackling diverse speech pathology challenges there is no substitute for practical work experience. At James Cook University, the School of Speech Pathology gets the student out in the field, working with real clients under the supervision of practising speech pathologists.

Speech Pathology students at James Cook University gain job-ready skills through professional placements in a variety of specialties. James Cook University Speech Pathology students may also have the opportunity to pursue overseas practical placements.

The Speech Pathology undergraduate degree at James Cook University includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Speech Pathology students may be required to undertake such placements away from the James Cook University campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

What Attracts Canadians to James Cook University in Australia

  • International Recognition
  • Practical Focus
  • Supportive Study Environment
  • Teaching Excellence
  • Innovative Research

Entry Requirements

Completion of Provincial High School Diploma with the following subjects; English, plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

James Cook University Speech Pathology graduates will be recognized by the Speech Pathology industry on graduation with membership rights with Speech Pathology Australia.

It is the responsibility of the Speech Pathology graduate to investigate if this course meets the registration requirements to practice as a speech pathologist in their country of origin or their preferred country of practice.

KOM Consultants understands the process and requirements needed to enter the profession in Canada. Contact KOM Consultants for more information.

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

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Award Title:Bachelor of Speech Pathology
Length of Program:8 Semesters completed over 4 years
Prerequisites:Completed high school diploma.
Interview:Not required
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Medicine, Health and Veterinary Sciences