Audiology

Why study Audiology?

Audiology deals with the assessment, prevention, treatment and management of hearing and balance disorders. Audiologists are responsible for evaluating clients and diagnosing specific auditory disorders through specialised tests. These tests are followed by the implementation of a treatment or management plan.  Common techniques used to treat auditory disorders may involve the use of a hearing aid or other devices, such as cochlear implants.

Career opportunities

Employment opportunities in the field of audiology are expected to increase over the next decade. Many hearing loss related disorders are associated with aging. The Australian population is experiencing a growth in population aged 50 and over, due to the age progression of the baby boomers generation.

Note: Students undertaking this Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Master of Clinical Audiology pathway are required to successfully complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences before commencing the Master of Clinical Audiology. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor degree are guaranteed entry into the Master degree.

Courses

Local students

2017

Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Audiology

Duration :
4.5 years full-time (4 years in an accelerated program)
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 87.4
Year
2017
About this course
This four-year combined degree offers you a multidisciplinary approach to the study of hearing, balance and related areas.

You'll start with the Bachelor component of this degree, where you'll learn through interactive and simulated workshops on campus. Before undertaking a specific audiology path you'll be exposed to a range of bioscience subjects. Successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science guarantees you entry into the postgraduate component.

In your third and fourth year of study you'll develop an understanding of hearing and balance disorders. Learning in pre-clinical and clinical settings provides you with experience in professional practice and community health from both adult and paediatric perspectives. Subject areas include speech and hearing sciences, hearing loss, balance disorders, tinnitus and methods of rehabilitation. You'll learn about hearing devices, cochlear implants (the bionic ear) and surgery options.

Regular clinical placements in metropolitan, rural and interstate practices each study period are a core component of your postgraduate study, and will help you build on your skills in counselling and patient care. After graduating, you'll be required to complete an internship year at a recognised audiology clinic before you're fully qualified.

The course structure lets you complete the required subjects for this 4.5-year degree in only four years.
Career opportunities
The demand for audiologists has grown in recent years due to technological advancements, research developments and an aging population. Our graduates have the experience and knowledge to work in a number of environments including hospitals, early intervention centres, cochlear implant and community health centres, government organisations, private practices and research institutions.
Professional recognition
The Master of Clinical Audiology is accredited by Audiology Australia until 2020 Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Current Year 12 applicants with work experience must complete and submit a VTAC Pi form. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Pi form for other information to be considered during the selection process. This may include information such as work experience or reasons for applying. Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application.
Subject bonus
A study score of 30 in any Mathematics, Physical Education or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 25 in Health And Human Development equals 4 aggregate points. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Students should allow approximately AUD$70 for a uniform and name badge. Equipment is optional at an approximate cost of AUD$50-$450. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; however LTU branded uniforms must be purchased from a university approved vendor; these items remain the student's personal property.

In addition, students must obtain a Police Certificate (Victorian Police Certificate or Fit2Work) - AUD$20.00 (annually) and a Working with Children Check (no cost). A First Aid 11 Certificate and/or CPR assessment may be required (AUD$160). The CPR component must be renewed annually. Please note this course is not conducted by La Trobe University. A schedule of mandatory immunisations are required, the costs of which may vary depending on previous immunisation history, approximately AUD$250 -AUD$500.

Clinical placements may incur accommodation and travel costs, and these will vary depending on the placement venue.

Please note that all costs are approximate and are subject to change.
Additional information
Students complete 200 hours of clinical placement, and may need to obtain a Working with Children Check and Police Check beforehand.

This course has a clinical component. For further information, please visit the Professional Placements website.
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

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Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2017

Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Audiology (083317C/080780D)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
32 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
This four-year combined degree offers you a multidisciplinary approach to the study of hearing, balance and related areas.

You'll start with the Bachelor component of this degree, where you'll learn through interactive and simulated workshops on campus. Before undertaking a specific audiology path you'll be exposed to a range of bioscience subjects. Successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science guarantees you entry into the postgraduate component.

In your third and fourth year of study you'll develop an understanding of hearing and balance disorders. Learning in pre-clinical and clinical settings provides you with experience in professional practice and community health from both adult and paediatric perspectives. Subject areas include speech and hearing sciences, hearing loss, balance disorders, tinnitus and methods of rehabilitation. You'll learn about hearing devices, cochlear implants (the bionic ear) and surgery options.

Regular clinical placements in metropolitan, rural and interstate practices each study period are a core component of your postgraduate study, and will help you build on your skills in counselling and patient care. After graduating, you'll be required to complete an internship year at a recognised audiology clinic before you're fully qualified.

The course structure lets you complete the required subjects for this 4.5-year degree in only four years.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B certificate at postgraduate (EFS PG2a (75%)) level conducted by a La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - A minimum score of 600 with a score of 6 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - A minimum score of 94 with a minimum for SLR 24; W27;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 85 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 72 with no communicative skill score less than 68.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of A or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A grade of B or higher.

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 80 and minimum A in English
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 85.9
International Baccalaureate - 29
GCE A Levels - 10
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 10.33
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 75
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.5
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
Additional costs
Students should allow approximately AUD$70 for a uniform and name badge. Equipment is optional at an approximate cost of AUD$50-$450. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; however LTU branded uniforms must be purchased from a university approved vendor; these items remain the student's personal property.

In addition, students must obtain a Police Certificate (Victorian Police Certificate or Fit2Work) - AUD$20.00 (annually) and a Working with Children Check (no cost). A First Aid 11 Certificate and/or CPR assessment may be required (AUD$160). The CPR component must be renewed annually. Please note this course is not conducted by La Trobe University. A schedule of mandatory immunisations are required, the costs of which may vary depending on previous immunisation history, approximately AUD$250 -AUD$500.

Clinical placements may incur accommodation and travel costs, and these will vary depending on the placement venue.

Please note that all costs are approximate and are subject to change.
Additional information
Accelerated study program
Professional recognition
The Master of Clinical Audiology is accredited by Audiology Australia until 2020. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
The demand for audiologists has grown in recent years due to technological advancements, research developments and an aging population. Our graduates have the experience and knowledge to work in a number of environments including hospitals, early intervention centres, cochlear implant and community health centres, government organisations, private practices and research institutions.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Applied Science/AudiologyMelbourne

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Audiology placements

You will undertake placements throughout your course. Placements can be in metropolitan or rural areas, interstate, or sometimes overseas. You may need to complete your clinical placement outside of University semester time.

You complete 200 hours of clinical placement and you will need a valid Working with Children Check and Police Check.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the College of Science, Health and Engineering or focus on staff in Audiology.