Career Pathways

Become an audiologist

Specialise in a clinical science of hearing, balance assessment and rehabilitation

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How long will it take?

3 years Bachelors degree
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2 years Master of Audiology

Why study with us?

Learn how to assess hearing assessment with a number of specialised tests to ascertain the site or type of problem within the auditory system.

Completing an accredited degree means you enter the workforce with a stamp of quality on your CV. In a competitive market, an accredited degree is an assurance of quality to employers and an advantage for you.

You’ll graduate with both an undergraduate and a graduate degree, giving you a higher level of qualification than a traditional double degree.

Where will this take me?

Career outcomes

With profound and pragmatic training in all areas of audiology, a Master of Clinical Audiology will ready you for practice. Graduates of this course leave with clinical experience and high employability – with a variety of exciting career paths at your disposal.

As a Graduate of this Master program, you can also apply for membership of the Audiology Australia.

Unique employment opportunities
University of Melbourne audiology graduates are highly desirable in the job market, with most finding work within three months. The Master of Clinical Audiology will place you at the forefront of this rapidly evolving and growing sector.

The program will help you foster connections with Cochlear, Audiology Australia, the Eye and Ear Hospital along with government and private hearing aid providers and companies. Teaching experts within the course are also closely tied with the international community of audiology.

If you're looking to move on to further study, the Master program offers students who demonstrate an aptitude for research an avenue for further PhD studies within the Department. Previous Master of Clinical Audiology graduates have been at the forefront of research and practice in numerous specialist areas, such as:

  • Hearing in classroom education and childhood development
  • Age-related changes in the central auditory system
  • Innovations in hearing devices and surgery
  • Auditory function in people with different conditions
  • Service delivery and patient care.

You will learn directly from prominent local and international figures, expanding your network and ensuring you're across technological advancements in the industry. Global experts will ensure you have access to the most up-to-date research on the future of audiology, from the rise of automatic hearing tests to self-fitting hearing aids.

Delivering health expertise around the globe
As Master of Clinical Audiology graduate, you will have the opportunity to apply for overseas internship placements where you can use your learned skills to deliver valuable services in a developing country or experience international placement. Recent students have been able to complete placements in Cambodia, Malawi, Tonga and Hong Kong, with many more opportunities underway.

Professional accreditation

  • Graduates can apply for membership of the Audiological Society of Australia (ASA)

What are the study options?

Standard entry

1. Undergraduate degree

First up you need to meet the entry requirements for the undergraduate degree.

2. Graduate degree

The Master of Clinical Audiology also has specific prerequisite and grade entry requirements to be considered for entry, including completion of a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biomedicine, Bachelor of Arts, health-related or other relevant undergraduate degree. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Victorian Police Check and a Working with Children Check. Applicants may also be required to attend an interview.

Other entry pathways

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.

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Scholarships

The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Find a scholarship that's right for you

Guaranteed entry

Guaranteed entry means you’ll have the peace of mind of a secure graduate pathway with us without having to make any big decisions from Year 12. You will also be able to leave Melbourne with an undergraduate qualification if you decide further study isn’t right for you.

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Looking for personalised advice?

Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

Why study at the University of Melbourne

Industry-ready skills

Industry-ready skills

Supervised clinical work at our clinical school and at various hearing care facilities across Victoria.

Taught by leading experts

Taught by leading experts

Teaching experts within the course are also closely tied with the international community of audiology,

Internship opportunities

Internship opportunities

Apply for overseas internship placements where you can use your learned skills to deliver valuable services in a developing country or experience international placement.

Talk to us

Please speak to our expert staff to discover more about our learning opportunities and get support with your application.