La Trobe University

Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Audiology

Overview

Semester starts
Semester 1 (March)
Duration
4 years full-time as accelerated (equivalent to 4.5 years full-time study). Some students may take longer.
Annual tuition fee (A$)
36 000

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

Subject prerequisites

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.

English language requirement

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.

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

Annual tuition fee (A$)

36 000

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

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 you’re completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if you’re completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

Additional information

Accelerated study program 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. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

CRICOS code: 083317C/080780D