What will I learn?

Overview

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 recognized 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 recognized in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

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 organizations, 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.

Which department am I in?

Department of Health and Nursing

CRICOS

083317C

Study options

Full Time (4 years as accelerated (4.5 year’s equivalent))

Tuition fees
A$38,200.00 (US$ 26,889) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with a certain grade. International Baccalaureate (IB): Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels); or Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level), Over six subjects. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Entry into a Bachelor Degree program at La Trobe University requires completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with certain grade. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

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 requirements

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0; TOEFL Paper based - Overall score of 600 with 6 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT) - Overall 98 with 24 in Reading, 24 in Listening, 23 in Speaking and 27 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) - Overall score of 65 with no communicative skill score less than 65; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 185 with no less than 185 in any component; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 185 with no less than 185 in any component.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
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About this uni

La Trobe University has strong industry links and partnerships with some of Victoria's finest hospitals and healthcare centres for clinical placements

  • Hands-on experience for students
  • Attractive work placements
  • Highly qualified academic staff
  • Semester exchange overseas programmes