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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 Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy with Honours

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 Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II


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

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

(b) been selected into the Qualification based on a selection process that will include a written application, criminal record check, interview and referee checks; and

(c) achieved an IELTS of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0 within the preceding two years if English is not the applicant's first language.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy with Honours shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 480 credits, comprising Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 courses, as specified in the Schedule to the Qualification; and including attending field trips, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.


3. There are no specialisations for this qualification.

Academic Requirements

4. Every candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy with Honours shall perform to the satisfaction of Academic Board or their delegate supervised clinical practice, in accordance with the requirements of the following courses:

271.256 Field Work and Clinical Skills I

271.396 Field Work and Clinical Skills II

271.796 Advanced Clinical Practicum I

271.798 Advanced Clinical Practicum II

Student Progression

5. In order to progress from Part 1 to Part 2, or Part 2 to Part 3 a candidate must have passed all courses in the preceding Part.

6. For progression to Part 4 of Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy with Honours, candidates must have maintained at least a B+ grade average in the Part 3 courses.

7. The Degree of Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy with Honours may be awarded with First Class Honours or with Second Class Honours Division I or Second Class Honours Division II or with Third Class Honours. The class of Honours awarded shall be determined by the examiners on the performance of the candidate in Part 4 of the programme.

Completion Requirements

8. A candidate's programme of study may not exceed eight consecutive years, unless a specified time of suspension or extension has been approved by the Academic Board. Permission must be sought in advance of any suspension or extension by applying in writing to the College Pro Vice-Chancellor or their delegate. Suspensions or extensions granted will appear on the academic transcript.

9. 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 Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy should they meet the relevant qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. For candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy with Honours the following will lead to exclusion from the qualification:

(a) failure to complete a compulsory course in two successive attempts;

(b) failure to pass courses totalling at least 75 credits or failure to pass at least 60 percent of an approved part-time programme of study in any academic year;

(c) failure to complete the degree within eight consecutive years, unless a suspension or extension has been granted under Regulation 8.

Transitional Provisions

11. Subject to any Maximum Time to Completion regulations and the Abandonment of Study provisions specified in the Part I regulations to the degree, candidates who commenced study towards the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy with Honours prior to 01 January 2021 will be permitted to substitute 271151, if already completed, for 214101.  These transition arrangements expire 01 December 2027.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy with Honours

Part One

172.133 Introduction to Language Studies 15 credits

172.234 Phonetics 15 credits

175.102 Psychology as a Natural Science 15 credits

214.101 Human Bioscience: Normal Body Function 15 credits
R 194101, 117155

230.110 Tūrangawaewae: Identity & Belonging in Aotearoa NZ 15 credits

254.102 Introduction to Professional and Ethical Practice in Education and Health Contexts 15 credits

271.150 Holistic Approaches to Communication Disorders 15 credits

271.154 Communication Development in Children 15 credits

Part Two

175.206 Memory and Cognition 15 credits
P 175102

271.253 Early Years Language and Communication Support 15 credits

271.254 Speech Sound Disorders in Children 15 credits

271.255 Assessment Frameworks and Procedures for Speech-language Therapy Practice 15 credits
C 271253 and 271254

271.256 Introduction to Speech-language Therapy Practice 15 credits
P 271255

271.257 Language and Communication Support in Educational Contexts 15 credits
P 271253

271.258 Neurogenic Communication Disorders I 15 credits

271.259 Deaf and Hard of Hearing 15 credits
P Completion of BSLT Hons Part 1

Part Three

172.233 Language Learning Processes 15 credits

271.392 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 15 credits

271.393 Neurogenic Communication Disorders II 15 credits

271.394 Motor Speech Disorders 15 credits

271.395 Fluency Disorders 15 credits

271.396 Field Work and Clinical Skills II 15 credits

271.397 Adult Dysphagia 15 credits

271.398 Research Methods for Speech and Language Therapy 15 credits

Part Four

271.720 Research Report 30 credits
P 271398

271.786 Advances in SLT and Diverse Clinical Populations 15 credits
R 271486

271.787 Advanced Paediatric Dysphagia and Feeding Disorders 15 credits
R 271487

271.788 Advances in Aural Rehabilitation 15 credits
R 271488

271.789 Advanced Voice Disorders, Assessment and Treatment 15 credits
R 271489

271.796 Advanced Clinical Practicum 1 15 credits
R 271496

271.798 Advanced Clinical Practicum II 15 credits
R 271498