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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Speech and Language Therapy
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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Speech and Language Therapy requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy having achieved at least a B grade average, or equivalent; or

(c) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy (Honours) having achieved at least a B grade average, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Speech and Language Therapy shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising Part One and Part Two as specified in the Master of Speech and Language Therapy Schedule.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for candidates admitted under Regulation 1(c) will consist of at least 120 credits from the Master of Speech and Language Therapy Schedule including:

(a) Part Two as detailed in the Schedule for the degree; and

(b) up to 60 credits from Part One as listed in the Schedule for the degree.

Specialisations

4. The Degree of Master of Speech and Language Therapy is awarded without specialisation.

Student Progression

5. For progression to Part Two in the Degree of Master of Speech and Language Therapy, candidates must have achieved at least a B grade average in the Part One courses.

6. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Speech and Language Therapy may be awarded with a class of Honours, Distinction or Merit in accordance with the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Completion Requirements

7. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Speech and Language Therapy or the Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

10. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Study provisions specified in the Part I regulations to the degree, candidates who commenced study towards the Master of Speech and Language Therapy prior to 01 January 2022 will be permitted to substitute either 271.710 or 271.712, if already completed, for 271.711. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2025.

Schedule for the Master of Speech and Language Therapy

Part One

Professional Pathway

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

271.710 Evidenced-Based Practice in Speech and Language Therapy 30 credits

271.711 Critical and Current Issues in Speech and Language Therapy 30 credits

271.712 Theoretical Issues in Speech and Language Therapy 30 credits

Elective courses (30 credits from)

168.711 Health Research Design and Method 30 credits
R 168810, 168710

267.740 Mixed Methods Research in Education 15 credits

267.741 Indigenous Research Methodologies 15 credits
R 267790

267.782 Quantitative Research in Education 15 credits
R 267720; 267788; 267723; 267780

267.783 Qualitative Research in Education 15 credits
R 267720; 267723; 267780; 267788

Research Pathway

Compulsory course (30 credits from)

271.711 Critical and Current Issues in Speech and Language Therapy 30 credits

Elective courses (30 credits from)

168.711 Health Research Design and Method 30 credits
R 168810, 168710

267.740 Mixed Methods Research in Education 15 credits

267.741 Indigenous Research Methodologies 15 credits
R 267790

267.782 Quantitative Research in Education 15 credits
R 267720; 267788; 267723; 267780

267.783 Qualitative Research in Education 15 credits
R 267720; 267723; 267780; 267788

Part Two

Professional Pathway (60 credits from)

267.860 Professional Inquiry 60 credits
P One of 267740, 267741, 267782, 267783 R 267871

Research Pathway (120 credits from)

271.808 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

271.809 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 271808

271.810 Thesis 120 credits
R 186810