Audiology

Why study audiology?

Audiology deals with the assessment, prevention, treatment and management of hearing, tinnitus and balance disorders. Audiologists are clinicians 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.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

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.

Audiology graduates also have career opportunities in research, teaching, specialist services and raising awareness of the needs of people with hearing-related difficulties.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

2018

Master of Clinical Audiology
Duration :
2 years full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
This course aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge to prevent hearing, tinnitus and balance disorders, and to assess and treat people who have hearing, tinnitus and balance disorders. The course combines pre-clinical and clinical study, integrating theory and practice.

Demand for audiologists is expected to increase significantly over coming years due to a numbers of factors including: the ageing population, improved and compulsory screening of infants for hearing loss, improved technology and increased consumer demand for diagnostic and rehabilitative audiological services.
Professional recognition
The Master of Clinical Audiology is accredited by Audiology Australia.
Graduates of the Master of Clinical Audiology may apply for membership with Audiology Australia. Membership 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
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent) awarded within the last 10 years. Successful applicants are required to have a 70% Weighted Average Mark (WAM) in a previous qualification, in a related field of study such as social, physical, biological or health sciences.

Applicants who wish to use postgraduate study for entry will be considered if the postgraduate study is in a related field such as social, physical, biological or health sciences, and the applicant has completed a minimum of 1 years full-time study at postgraduate level, awarded within the last 10 years.

Should there be a higher number of suitable applicants than places for any given year of entry, applicants will be preferenced in the following order:

1. Students with the highest level of qualification in order of highest WAM;

2. Students who have completed a cognate degree of study in order of highest WAM; and

3. Students who have completed undergraduate degrees in order of highest WAM

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
You'll complete 250 hours of clinical placement, and may need to obtain a Working with Children Check and Police Check beforehand.
Fee amount
$31,800 per 120 credit points.
Costs
A National Police Check (or equivalent) A$16-A$34.70. Students should allow approximately A$300* per year for purchase of academic and clinical materials.

*Costs listed are 2013 fees and are indicative only.
Selection

Additional information
All applicants are required to provide specific information in the Supplementary Form before the closing date. See the How to Apply section for the form and closing date.

La Trobe graduates are given first preference when applying for this program. Graduates who meet minimum requirements of a WAM of 65 per cent and relevant prerequisites will be eligible to apply.

Inherent requirements: All applicants must review and be aware of the inherent requirements for Audiology courses at La Trobe University [PDF 239KB].
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018. Applications close 31 October 2017

You need to submit a supplementary form [PDF 423KB] with your application.

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See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2018

Master of Clinical Audiology (080780D)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
35 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
This course aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge to prevent hearing, tinnitus and balance disorders, and to assess and treat people who have hearing, tinnitus and balance disorders. The course combines pre-clinical and clinical study, integrating theory and practice.

Demand for audiologists is expected to increase significantly over coming years due to a numbers of factors including: the ageing population, improved and compulsory screening of infants for hearing loss, improved technology and increased consumer demand for diagnostic and rehabilitative audiological services.
English Language Requirements
Applicants are required to provide current evidence of high-level competence in English language usage through:

an IELTS score of no less than 7.0;

a TOEFL Paper-based score of no less than 600;

or evidence of successful completion of tertiary studies conducted in English.
Academic entry requirements
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent) awarded within the last 10 years. Successful applicants are required to have a 70% Weighted Average Mark (WAM) in a previous qualification, in a related field of study such as social, physical, biological or health sciences.

Applicants who wish to use postgraduate study for entry will be considered if the postgraduate study is in a related field such as social, physical, biological or health sciences, and the applicant has completed a minimum of 1 years full-time study at postgraduate level, awarded within the last 10 years.

Should there be a higher number of suitable applicants than places for any given year of entry, applicants will be preferenced in the following order:

1. Students with the highest level of qualification in order of highest WAM;

2. Students who have completed a cognate degree of study in order of highest WAM; and

3. Students who have completed undergraduate degrees in order of highest WAM

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.
Additional costs
A National Police Check (or equivalent) A$16-A$34.70. Students should allow approximately A$300* per year for purchase of academic and clinical materials.

*Costs listed are 2013 fees and are indicative only.
Additional information
Applicants must also submit a supplementary form [PDF 667KB].

Inherent requirements: All applicants must review and be aware of the inherent requirements for Audiology courses at La Trobe University [PDF 239KB].
Professional recognition
The Master of Clinical Audiology is accredited by Audiology Australia.
Graduates of the Master of Clinical Audiology may apply for membership with Audiology Australia. Membership 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.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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 250 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. View all the staff from the College of Science, Health and Engineering.