Qualifications and training

Audiology qualifications and training

Australian Audiologists spend at least five years at university, including two years in an Audiology Australia accredited Master's level audiology program.  There are currently six universities offering audiology postgraduate programs in Australia that are accredited by Audiology Australia (see bottom of this page).

After completing their studies, Audiology Australia members undertake a one-year clinical internship. In this first year of clinical practice interns are supervised by more experienced colleagues who hold Audiology Australia's Certificate of Clinical Practice (CCP).  This supervision program eases the transition into the workforce for the intern and ensures a high quality of service delivery from new graduates.

Experienced overseas audiologists who relocate to Australia are also required to complete the clinical internship before they become a clinically certified member of Audiology Australia.  In these cases the supervision process supports the audiologist to develop confidence with the Australian healthcare system and audiology in the Australian context.

Certificate of Clinical Practice (CCP)

Once the clinical internship has been successfully completed new members of Audiology Australia are awarded the CCP.   Members who have been awarded the CCP will have the abbreviation MAudA(CCP) in their postnominals.

The CCP is valid for two years only.  In order to have their CCP renewed at the end of each cycle a member must be able to demonstrate that they have participated in sufficient professional development over the previous two years. Members can gain their professional development from a wide range of activities including attending conferences, seminars, training courses, study and research.

Code of Conduct

Audiology Australia members are bound by a Code of Conduct.  

Audiology Australia accredited audiology programmes

New South Wales
Master of Clinical Audiology

Macquarie University
Department of Linguistics
5th floor, Building C5A Room 508 
Macquarie University, Balaclava Road
NORTH RYDE
 NSW 2109

Contact:
Dr Mridula Sharma
t: 02 9850 4863
e: mridula.sharma@mq.edu.au

or

Research degrees in Audiology
Dr Catherine McMahon
t: 02 9850 8775
w: Master of Clinical Audiology program

Queensland
Master of Audiology Studies

University of Queensland
Division of Audiology
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Queensland
ST LUCIA QLD 4067

Program Coordinator
Assoc Prof Wayne Wilson
Division of Audiology
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Queensland
t: 07 3365 1797
e: w.wilson@uq.edu.au
w: Master of Audiology Studies program

South Australia
Master of Audiology

Flinders University
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
ADELAIDE SA 5001

Course Coordinator
Dr Sarosh Kapadia
t: 08 8204 7010
f: 08 8204 5935
w: Master of Audiology program

Victoria
Master of Audiology

Melbourne University
School of Health Sciences
550 Swanston Street
CARLTON VIC 3010

 

La Trobe University
School of Allied Health
Plenty Road & Kingsbury Drive
BUNDOORA VIC 3086

Contact:
Marianne Langa
e: audspeech-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au
w: Master of Audiology program

 

Contact
Dr Andrea Simpson
t: 03 9479 1821
e: a.simpson@latrobe.edu.au
w: Master of Audiology program

Western Australia
Master/PhD in Clinical Audiology

The University of Western Australia
School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
CRAWLEY WA 6009

Course Coordinator
Dr Helen Goulios
t: (08) 6488 1889
e: helen.goulios@uwa.edu.au
w: Master of Clinical Audiology program