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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

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 Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy shall follow a 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.


3. There are no specialisations for this qualification.

Academic Requirements

4. Every candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy shall perform to the satisfaction of the College Pro Vice-Chancellor or their delegate supervised clinical practice, in accordance with the requirements of the following courses:

271256 Field Work and Clinical Skills I

271396 Field Work and Clinical Skills II

271496 Advanced Clinical Course I

271498 Advanced Clinical Course II.

Student Progression

5. In order to progress from Part 1 to Part 2, Part 2 to Part 3, or Part 3 to Part 4 a candidate must have passed all courses in the preceding Part.

Completion Requirements

6. 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 College Pro Vice-Chancellor or their delegate, under such conditions as they may determine. Permission must be sought in advance of any suspension or extension by applying in writing to the Pro Vice-Chancellor or their delegate. Details of any suspension or extension granted will appear on the academic record.

7. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Academic Progress

8. For candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy 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 Clause 7.

Transitional Provisions

9. 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 prior to 01 January 2021 will be permitted to substitute 271151, if already completed, for 214101. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2027.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy

Part One

172133 Introduction to Language Studies 15 credits

172234 Phonetics 15 credits

175102 Psychology as a Natural Science 15 credits

214101 Human Bioscience: Normal Body Function 15 credits
R 194101, 117155

230110 Tūrangawaewae: Identity & Belonging in Aotearoa NZ 15 credits

254102 Introduction to Professional and Ethical Practice in Education and Health Contexts 15 credits

271150 Holistic Approaches to Communication Disorders 15 credits

271154 Communication Development in Children 15 credits

Part Two

175206 Memory and Cognition 15 credits
P 175102

271253 Early Years Language and Communication Support 15 credits

271254 Speech Sound Disorders in Children 15 credits

271255 Assessment Frameworks and Procedures for Speech-language Therapy Practice 15 credits
C 271253 and 271254

271256 Introduction to Speech-language Therapy Practice 15 credits
P 271255

271257 Language and Communication Support in Educational Contexts 15 credits
P 271253

271258 Neurogenic Communication Disorders I 15 credits

271259 Deaf and Hard of Hearing 15 credits
P Completion of BSLT Hons Part 1

Part Three

172233 Language Learning Processes 15 credits

271392 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 15 credits

271393 Neurogenic Communication Disorders II 15 credits

271394 Motor Speech Disorders 15 credits

271395 Fluency Disorders 15 credits

271396 Field Work and Clinical Skills II 15 credits

271397 Adult Dysphagia 15 credits

271398 Research Methods for Speech and Language Therapy 15 credits

Part Four

254337 Teaching and Learning with Pasifika Peoples in NZ 15 credits

271486 Speech and Language Therapy Practice and Diverse Clinical Populations 15 credits

271487 Paediatric Dysphagia and Feeding Disorders 15 credits

271488 Aural Rehabilitation, Assessment and Intervention 15 credits

271489 Voice Disorders, Assessment and Treatment 15 credits

271490 Advanced Topics in Speech and Language Therapy 15 credits

271496 Advanced Clinical Course I 15 credits

271498 Advanced Clinical Course II 15 credits
P 271496 R 186498