La Trobe University

Master of Clinical Audiology


Start dates
Semester 1 (March) 2018
2 years full-time
Fees and costs
$31,800 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

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.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

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 year’s 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.

Career outcomes

Employment opportunities in audiology are expected to increase over the next decade. Many hearing loss related disorders are associated with an ageing population.

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.

Fees and scholarships

Course fees

$31,800 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

Additional costs

Students should allow approximately A$70 for a uniform and name badge. Equipment is optional at an approximate cost of A$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) - A$20.00 (annually) and a Working with Children Check (no cost). A First Aid 11 Certificate and/or CPR assessment may be required (A$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 A$250 -A$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

How to apply for a postgraduate coursework degree

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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. Students complete 250 hours of clinical placement, and may need to obtain a Working with Children Check and Police Check beforehand. 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.

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.