Course Description

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.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $29,088 per year full-time, $58,176 total course cost


2 years full time,

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Rehabilitation postgraduate courses at University of Melbourne rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 61.9% (national average 65.9%)
Improved skills: 79.4% (national average 82.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 81.7% (national average 81.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Melbourne. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Rehabilitation postgraduate courses at University of Melbourne had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 96.7% (national average 93.2%)
Studying full time: 2.0% (national average 2.7%)
Median full time salary: $62,600 (national average $65,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 073115G

Entry Requirements

  1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
    • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (Science, Biomedicine, Linguistics, Phonetics, Education, Psychology), or equivalent

    Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.

  2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
    • Prior academic performance
  3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.