Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Audiology
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.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.
PrerequisitesVCE 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.
Special considerationA 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.
Advanced standing - credit for prior study
Advanced Standing is the recognition of previous study or learning that can be counted towards a qualification. This can reduce the number of subjects required to complete your course. The amount of credit received depends on the level and relevance of your previous tertiary study and the number of subjects completed.
Visit our Advanced standing information to see if advanced standing is available for this course.
If you wish to delay your studies until a later time, it may be possible for you to defer. Find out if you can defer.
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.
Fees and scholarships
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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.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Advanced Standing (credit)If you have undertaken previous tertiary study, you may be eligible for credit towards your course. This is called Advanced Standing. It is important to note that Advanced Standing for this course is limited given this course is designated for entry into first year only Find out more
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