La Trobe University

Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Audiology

Overview

2018 'Clearly In' ATAR*
Start dates
Semester 1 (March)
Duration
4 years full-time as accelerated (equivalent to 4.5 years full-time study). Some students may take longer.
Fees and costs
Please check out our Fee calculator for an estimation of course fees.

*N/A: Not applicable, N/P: Not published, NC: New course, RC: Range of criteria.
Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.

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.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

Non-Year 12 selection: Consideration will be given to the entire educational history, which may include ATAR/ENTER, GPA/WAM, STAT Multiple Choice and VTAC Personal Statement. All applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement if they wish other information to be considered during the selection process. This may include information such as work experience or reason for applying. Applications 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.

Career outcomes

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.

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.

Fees and costs

Course fees

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees.

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.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Applications for 2019 will open later this year.

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Additional information

Students complete 250 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. Inherent requirements: All applicants must review and be aware of the inherent requirements for Audiology courses at La Trobe University [PDF 239KB] to ensure they meet the inherent requirements of this course. You may impede your progression or ability to complete the course if you are unable to meet some of these requirements. Speak to the Course Coordinator (you can find this in the Handbook) if you have any questions about your ability to be successful in this course. If you have a disability or ongoing medical condition you may consult a Disability Advisor for further information on reasonable adjustments. This course has limited opportunities for entry with advanced standing. Applicants may apply for entry including previous tertiary study, but offers may not include advanced standing for all previous subjects.

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: