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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Melbourne Master of Speech Pathology FAQs

The University of Melbourne‘s Master of Speech Pathology course is designed to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of speech pathology and to produce graduates who are ready to enter the profession. Check out the most commonly asked questions about this program!

How many applicants does Melbourne Speech Pathology School accept?

The Melbourne Speech Pathology School accepts approximately 45 applicants into each course.

University of Melbourne Speech Pathology School

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How many applications do they receive each year?

For the 2015 selection round, the university received 315 local applications and approximately 30 international applications.

How will my application be assessed?

The Melbourne Selection Committee will consider applications from individuals with a science, biomedical science, health-related or other relevant degree that is equivalent to a three-year bachelor’s degree from an Australian university. The selection process will involve consideration of the following:

  • the applicant’s complete academic record, with emphasis on the final year/s of the undergraduate degree;
  • any postgraduate study;
  • the relevance of previous studies to the field of speech pathology;
  • the applicant’s personal statement.

The University of Melbourne is committed to attracting students of the highest calibre. Entry to these courses is highly competitive and selection is made by a ranking process.

Can you give me an idea of the Weighted Average Mark required for entry?

The WAM changes each year with the pool of applicants. Some years see a higher average than others but it’s reasonable to assume that if you have an average of less than 70% it is unlikely that you would be offered a place.

What is considered a “relevant” degree?

While preference is given to students from a science/health/linguistics/psychology background, the University of Melbourne has accepted students from engineering, music, and some arts and education programs. Each application is assessed on its merits and other factors such as highly relevant work experience may be considered in some cases.

What can I do to improve my chances of getting into the course?

Put simply, the higher your marks, the better your chances are of being offered a place. If you don’t have the marks to be shortlisted you may wish to consider taking further studies to boost your weighted average mark. A postgraduate certificate or diploma in a relevant area is a good place to start. Melbourne does not make recommendations on a study plan or provide advice on courses, but any science or human health-related area is relevant, (including psychology and linguistics).

Does Melbourne speech path require referees?

Yes. Please include the contact details of employers, lecturers or any suitable person who can comment on your personal attributes and ability to undertake the course.

Should I learn Auslan?

It is not necessary to know Auslan or sign language to be an audiologist or a speech pathologist. If you have a client who is a member of the signing deaf community, an interpreter will usually attend the appointment.

I’m a mature age applicant and finished my degree some time ago. Can I still apply?

Yes. Your application will be assessed equally regardless of how long ago you studied.

I won’t have my transcript by the closing date. What can I do?

You should include the transcripts you do have and forward your final one to your agent when you receive it.

Can I apply for Advanced Standing or RPL?

Some subjects in Master of Speech Pathology may be granted credit and each application for Advanced Standing is assessed on its merits. Advanced Standing applications will only be assessed when you have commenced your course.

If I’m offered a place can I defer?

No. You should apply for the year you would like to begin study. If you decline your offer you are welcome to apply again the following year, but as the pool of applicants changes from year to year, there is no guarantee you will be offered a place again.

University of Melbourne Master of Speech Pathology

Program: Master of Speech Pathology
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the 2016 intake, the application deadline was October 31, 2015.

You should also include your Grade 12 results if you have them. The Selection Committee may also request an interview or contact the applicant’s referees to assess the applicant’s suitability for a clinical career. Entry into this program is highly competitive and selection is made by a ranking process. Based on past successful applicants, it is recommended that candidates have a 75% cumulative average or above.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Speech Pathology School!

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Find out more about the Melbourne Master of Speech Pathology. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Speech Pathology Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Are you considering a career in speech pathology?

What is a speech pathologist?

Speech pathologists coordinate the management of clients, work as part of a multidisciplinary team, consult with other agencies, provide workshops and support family members and other caregivers. A speech pathologist is an important member of an early intervention team, an aged care services team and a school therapy team.

Australian speech pathology schools in Australia

Learn more about studying speech pathology

The role of speech pathologists is to advocate strongly for appropriate care and services for people with communication disabilities.

Speech pathologists work with children and adults with communication difficulties caused by congenital or developmental problems, illness, and emotional or physical trauma. These difficulties include multiple problems with speaking, understanding what people say, reading, writing, voice problems and stuttering. Speech pathologists also work with children and adults who have swallowing difficulties or need alternative, non-verbal ways to communicate. They work in hospitals, schools, health centres, special schools, universities and sometimes with professionals in the workplace.

Where do speech pathologists work?

Speech pathologists usually work in hospitals, community health centres, nursing homes, schools, rehabilitation services, special schools and classes (such as for children with hearing impairment or developmental delay), in rehabilitation centres and in private practice.

Where can I see a speech pathologist at work?

Some private speech pathologists will accept brief visits by prior arrangement from people interested in finding out more about what speech pathologists do. They will show you the clinic and talk to you about their job. Telephone a clinic near you to see if this is possible.

Most large hospitals employ speech pathologists and so do many community and area health centres. They may let you observe for an hour or two.

Australian universities offer undergraduate and graduate-entry professional certification programs in speech pathology, as well as a wide range of postgraduate options in specialized areas. Speech pathology programs in Australia aim to equip students with the theoretical knowledge, skills and professional attributes necessary for a career in speech pathology. Graduate qualifications in speech pathology from Australian Speech Pathology Schools are recognized internationally, and graduates are eligible to apply for certification in Canada.

The following OzTREKK Australian universities offer graduate-entry speech pathology programs, which allow graduates to apply to become certified as speech pathologists:

It is recommended that Canadian students understand the certification requirements and procedures of their Canadian provincial licensing body prior to applying or accepting an offer of admission to a speech pathology degree.

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For more information about speech pathology program entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, and more, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Speech Pathology Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Australian rehab sciences application deadlines

Are you interested in studying physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology or audiology in Australia? Here’s a rundown of which applications are still open!

Australian Physiotherapy Schools in Australia

You can study rehab sciences in Australia

Australian Physiotherapy Schools

The following Australian physiotherapy schools are accepting applications:

Australian Occupational Therapy Schools

The following Australian occupational therapy schools are accepting applications:

Australian Speech Pathology Schools

The following Australian speech pathology schools are accepting applications:

Australian Audiology Schools

The following Australian audiology schools are accepting applications:

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If you have any questions about studying physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, or audiology in Australia, contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Jaime can help outline your options and include you on the monthly Australian Rehabilitation Sciences Newsletter mailing list!

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Melbourne Speech Pathology applications for 2016 are open!

Melbourne Speech Pathology School applications are now open for 2016 intake via OzTREKK!

University of Melbourne Speech Pathology  School

Study speech pathology at Melbourne Uni!

Master of Speech Pathology

The Master of Speech Pathology program is designed to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of speech pathology and to produce graduates who are ready to enter the profession. The first year of the course provides the scientific background in anatomy and physiology, auditory and acoustic phonetics, linguistics, speech and language disorders, clinical practice and processes. The second year builds on the specialized knowledge acquired in first year, develops clinical skills and introduces students to research methods in the field.

Program: Master of Speech Pathology
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: October 31, 2015

Entry Requirements

The University of Melbourne Selection Committee will consider applications from individuals with a science, biomedical science, health-related or other relevant degree that is equivalent to a three-year bachelor’s degree from an Australian university. The selection process will involve consideration of the following:

  • the applicant’s complete academic record, with emphasis on the final year/s of the undergraduate degree
  • any postgraduate study
  • the relevance of previous studies to the fields of audiology or speech pathology
  • the applicant’s personal statement

You should also include your Grade 12 results if you have them. The Selection Committee may also request an interview or contact the applicant’s referees to assess the applicant’s suitability for a clinical career. Entry into this program is highly competitive and selection is made by a ranking process. It is recommended that applicants have a 75% cumulative average or above.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Speech Pathology School!

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Find out more about studying speech pathology at Melbourne Speech Pathology School, or get help with your application! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Speech Pathology Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Apply to an Australian Speech Pathology School for the 2016 intake

Australian Speech Pathology School applications are now open for 2016 intake via OzTREKK!

Australian Speech Pathology Schools in Australia

Learn more about how you can study speech pathology in Australia

Speech pathology is a health profession that falls under the area of Human Communication Sciences. Speech pathology is the diagnosis, management and treatment of individuals who are unable to communicate effectively or who have difficulty with feeding and swallowing.

With few speech pathology programs offered by Canadian universities and since admission into these programs are increasingly competitive, graduate-entry speech pathology programs in Australia are a top choice for Canadians seeking to gain qualifications as a speech pathology.

Australian universities offer undergraduate and graduate-entry professional certification programs in speech pathology, as well as a wide range of postgraduate options in specialized areas. Speech pathology programs in Australia aim to equip students with the theoretical knowledge, skills and professional attributes necessary for a career in speech pathology. Graduate qualifications in speech pathology from Australian Speech Pathology Schools are recognized internationally, and graduates are eligible to apply for certification in Canada.

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For information about speech pathology program entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, and scholarships, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Speech Pathology Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

About Speech Pathology at the University of Melbourne

About Speech Pathology at the University of Melbourne

The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology has a thriving student community comprising more than 30 postgraduate research students, 120 postgraduate coursework students, as well as surgical trainees. The department has a dedicated group of staff focused on students and clear and well-established guidelines for student academic and pastoral care support as well as dedicated student social events.

University of Melbourne Speech Pathology School

Study speech pathology at the University of Melbourne!

The Master of Speech Pathology is a two-year course is designed to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of speech pathology and to produce graduates who are ready to enter the profession. The first year of the course provides the scientific background in anatomy and physiology, articulatory and acoustic phonetics, linguistics, speech and language disorders, clinical practice and processes. The second year builds on the specialised knowledge acquired in first year, develops clinical skills and introduces students to research methods in the field.

Learning Outcomes
The Master of Speech Pathology degree allows students to gain both theoretical and clinical skills in the areas of communication and swallowing disorders, with a focus on these disorders across the lifespan. The course is the graduate level entry professional degree for speech pathologists with exposure to Australia’s best academic and clinical teaching across paediatric, adolescent and adult populations.

Course Structure
The course consists of formal lectures, seminars, practical work and student presentations along with a substantial clinical component. Students will be scheduled for approximately 400 hours of supervised clinical work during the two-year course. Students are scheduled for clinical experience at various health-care and educational facilities in metropolitan and rural areas in Victoria.

Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

The University of Melbourne Selection Committee will consider applications from individuals with a science, biomedical science, health-related or other relevant degree that is equivalent to a three-year bachelor’s degree from an Australian university. The selection process will involve consideration of the following:

  • The applicant’s complete academic record, with emphasis on the final year/s of the undergraduate degree
  • Any postgraduate study
  • The relevance of previous studies to the field of audiology or speech pathology
  • The applicant’s personal statement

You should also include your Grade 12 results if you have them. The Selection Committee may also request an interview or contact the applicant’s referees to assess the applicant’s suitability for a clinical career. Entry to these courses is highly competitive and selection is made by a ranking process. It is recommended that applicants have a 75% cumulative average or above.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Speech Pathology School!

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For more information about studying speech pathology at Melbourne Speech Pathology School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Speech Pathology Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

University of Melbourne Master of Speech Pathology

University of Melbourne Master of Speech Pathology Discipline Overview

Speech pathology is the clinical science concerned with the assessment, treatment and management of communication and swallowing disorders in infants, children and adults.

University of Melbourne Speech Pathology School

Study speech path at the University of Melbourne

Speech pathologists work with people of all ages who are experiencing communication and/or swallowing disorders as a result of illness, injury or disability. Speech pathologists may work in a range of education and health sectors including playgroups, kindergartens, schools and universities, nursing homes, hospitals, and community health centres. They may work in the public sector or build their own speech pathology practice in the private sector. Speech pathologists may work as a sole therapist or as part of a larger interdisciplinary team (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, doctors, audiologists, and psychologists). They may work directly with the client and their family, providing individual guidance and goals, or they may devise and implement group therapy sessions.

This profession may be of interest to those with a scientific or linguistics background who are interested in working with people.

Course Overview

The Master of Speech Pathology course is designed to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of speech pathology and to produce graduates who are ready to enter the profession. The first year of the course provides the scientific background in anatomy and physiology, articulatory and acoustic phonetics, linguistics, speech and language disorders, clinical practice and processes. The second year builds on the specialised knowledge acquired in first year, develops clinical skills and introduces students to research methods in the field. The course consists of formal lectures, seminars, practical work and student presentations along with a substantial clinical component. Students will be scheduled for approximately 400 hours of supervised clinical work at various health-care and educational facilities in metropolitan and rural areas in Victoria. The clinical work will occur throughout the semesters alongside the lectures as well as block placements during the semester breaks.

The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology offers a Master of Speech Pathology degree, which is a two-year, full-time course. Completion of this degree qualifies you to work as a speech pathologist.

The University of Melbourne’s Master of Speech Pathology program is designed to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of speech pathology and to produce graduates who are ready to enter the profession. The first year of the course provides the scientific background in anatomy and physiology, auditory and acoustic phonetics, linguistics, speech and language disorders, clinical practice and processes. The second year builds on the specialized knowledge acquired in first year, develops clinical skills and introduces students to research methods in the field.

Program: Master of Speech Pathology
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: September 30, 2014

Entry Requirements

The University of Melbourne Selection Committee will consider applications from individuals with a science, biomedical science, health-related or other relevant degree that is equivalent to a three-year bachelor’s degree from an Australian university. The selection process will involve consideration of the following:

  • The applicant’s complete academic record, with emphasis on the final year/s of the undergraduate degree
  • Any postgraduate study
  • The relevance of previous studies to the field of audiology or speech pathology
  • The applicant’s personal statement

You should also include your Grade 12 results if you have them. The Selection Committee may also request an interview or contact the applicant’s referees to assess the applicant’s suitability for a clinical career. Entry to these courses is highly competitive and selection is made by a ranking process. It is recommended that applicants have a 75% cumulative average or above.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Speech Pathology School!

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For more information about studying speech pathology at Melbourne Speech Pathology School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Speech Pathology Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com, or call toll free at 1 866-698-7355.

Friday, August 29th, 2014

An Hour with the Expert: University of Melbourne Facebook chat

Are you wondering what it’s like to study at one of the world’s most highly ranked universities?

The University of Melbourne will be hosting hour-long Facebook chats—An Hour with the Expert!

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This is a great way to find out more about the following programs:

  • Speech Pathology – Monday, Sept. 1 @ 3:15 p.m.
  • Public Health – Tuesday, Sept. 2 @ 3:15 p.m.
  • Audiology – Monday, Sept. 8 @ 3:15 p.m.

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Speech Pathology

Master of Speech Pathology program is designed to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of speech pathology and to produce graduates who are ready to enter the profession. The first year of the course provides the scientific background in anatomy and physiology, auditory and acoustic phonetics, linguistics, speech and language disorders, clinical practice and processes. The second year builds on the specialized knowledge acquired in first year, develops clinical skills and introduces students to research methods in the field.

Program: Master of Speech Pathology
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: September 30, 2014

Audiology

Melbourne Audiology School’s audiology program focuses on developing professional skills through a large program component of comprehensive clinical training. Clinical skills are supplemented by coursework and lectures that introduce students to graduate-level research methods, while maintaining a strong level of scientific acumen expected of students in the health sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Program: Master of Clinical Audiology
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: September 30, 2014

Public Health

The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health aims to strengthen the understanding, capacity and services of society to meet population health needs and to improve the quality and equity of health care. The population health approach recognizes that health is a capacity or resource rather than a state, a definition which corresponds more to the notion of being able to pursue one’s goals, to acquire skills and education, and to grow. This broader notion of health recognizes the range of social, economic and physical environmental factors that contribute to health (Public Health Agency of Canada).

Program: Master of Public Health
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February/March
Duration: 1.5 – 2 years (depending on background of candidate)
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline for this public health program, applicants are strongly encouraged by the University of Melbourne to submit their applications a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

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For more information about these Facebook chats and to register, visit http://bbiomed.unimelb.edu.au/nextsteps and look for your program of interest!

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Melbourne audiology researchers study the effects of two cochlear implants in children

Hearing-impaired children fitted with a second cochlear implant (CI) early in life, have significantly better outcomes in aspects of their communication and learning.

A five-year research study from the University of Melbourne shows that bilateral cochlear implantation resulted in improved language, social development, and academic outcomes for children.

University of Melbourne Audiology School

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Lead researcher, Dr Julia Sarant from the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology said there are improved learning outcomes as well as, community cost benefits and greatly improved quality of life for hearing-impaired children.

“Children in this study with bilateral CIs developed vocabulary and spoken language significantly faster than children with only one CI.  This has enormous implications for their long-term future,” she said.

Severe-profound congenital hearing loss is a significant cost to society. In 2005, specialised education cost on average $25,000 per child, loss of productivity cost $6.7 billion, and social security benefits were paid to approximately 129,000 individuals who were unemployed due to hearing loss.

The study was conducted across Victoria, NSW, Qld, SA, and New Zealand, involving cochlear implant clinics and early intervention centres with over 160 children.

Recently, the NZ Health Department recommended a change of the current federal funding policy in favour of having all hearing-impaired children under the age of six years fitted with bilateral implants.

“I was asked to consult with policy makers in NZ and I am pleased they have noted these findings and made the appropriate changes,” said Dr Sarant.

The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Melbourne has developed to be a leading international player in hearing research, largely due to its role in the development and improvement of cochlear implants and their application. The cochlear implant now provides hearing to more than 100,000 completely or profoundly deaf people in more than 60 countries around the world.

University of Melbourne’s Master of Clinical Audiology

Melbourne Audiology School’s Master of Clinical Audiology focuses on developing professional skills through a large program component of comprehensive clinical training. Clinical skills are supplemented by coursework and lectures that introduce students to graduate-level research methods, while maintaining a strong level of scientific acumen expected of students in the health sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Program: Master of Clinical Audiology
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: September 30, 2014

Apply to the University of Melbourne Audiology School!

University of Melbourne’s Master of of Speech Pathology

The University of Melbourne’s Master of Speech Pathology program is designed to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of speech pathology and to produce graduates who are ready to enter the profession. The first year of the course provides the scientific background in anatomy and physiology, auditory and acoustic phonetics, linguistics, speech and language disorders, clinical practice and processes. The second year builds on the specialized knowledge acquired in first year, develops clinical skills and introduces students to research methods in the field.

Program: Master of Speech Pathology
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: September 30, 2014

Apply to the University of Melbourne Speech Pathology School!

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For more information about audiology and speech pathology programs in Australia, please contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson by emailing sarah@oztrekk.com, or phone toll free at 1 866-698-7355.

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Apply to an Australian rehab sciences program

While the University of Queensland has closed its applications for physiotherapy and occupational therapy, other Australian universities are still accepting applications.

Australian Physiotherapy Schools in Australia

You can study rehab sciences in Australia

Australian Physiotherapy Schools

The following Australian Physiotherapy Schools are still accepting applications:

Australian Occupational Therapy Schools

The following Australian Occupational Therapy School is still accepting applications:

Australian Speech Pathology Schools

The following Australian Speech Pathology Schools are accepting applications:

Australian Audiology Schools

The following Australian Audiology Schools are accepting applications:

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If you have any questions about studying physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, or audiology in Australia, contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355. Sarah can help outline your options and include you on the monthly Australian Rehabilitation Sciences Newsletter mailing list.

Find out more about how OzTREKK helps you to study in Australia!