University of Technology Sydney

C06130v1 Graduate Diploma in Speech and Language Sciences

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Speech and Language Sciences (GradDipSpLangSc)
CRICOS code: 098166A
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus


This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. Check with your faculty's student centre.

Course intended learning outcomes
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Exit award
Other information


Students enrolled in the Master of Speech Pathology (C04386) can apply to transfer into this exit-only course after completing 48 credit points of specified study and gain a graduate diploma qualification.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Recognise and explain the principles of practice, scope of practice, and range of practice areas of speech pathologists in Australia; and apply this knowledge in approaching clinical scenarios.
1.2 Apply the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health, the Social Determinants of Health, and Models of Disability to clinical scenarios in the field of speech pathology.
2.1 Identify the types of research studies conducted in the field of speech pathology, and locate and review these studies to inform their knowledge of the field.
3.1 Recognise and apply principles of collaborative and person-centred practice in the field of speech pathology and describe a range of strategies that support engagement in inter-professional teams.
3.2 Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication in the field of speech pathology and apply this in their clinical placement learning opportunities with children and families.
4.1 Demonstrate respect and value for diverse ways of knowing, being, and doing; in particular recognising the diversity of Indigenous Australians and their health and wellbeing.

Course duration and attendance

This course can be completed in one year of full-time study.

Course structure

This course comprises a total of 48 credit points.

Course completion requirements

STM91290 Core subjects (Speech Pathology) 48cp
Total 48cp

Course program

A typical full-time program is shown below.

Calendar B Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
96115 Evidence-based Practice in Speech Pathology   6cp
96116 Fundamentals in Speech Pathology   6cp
96117 Speech Sound Disorders in Children   6cp
96118 Language Disorders in Children   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
96119 Research Design in Speech Pathology   6cp
96120 Augmentative and Alternative Communication   6cp
96124 Swallowing Disorders   6cp
96122 Speech Pathology Clinical Practice 1   6cp

Exit award

This is an exit-only course for students enrolled in the Master of Speech Pathology (C04386). Direct entry is not available.

Other information

For further information about this course, or instructions on how to apply for an internal course transfer (graduating), contact the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or
+61 2 9514 1222