About Audiologists

What is an Audiologist?

Audiologists work with clients to help them to preserve, manage and improve their hearing, their ability to process and understand sounds, and their balance.

Audiologists help clients of all ages – from infants to older adults – and clients with complex needs improve their ability to communicate and interact in all situations.



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 are an Audiology Australia Accredited Audiologist.  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.

Audiology Australia Accredited Audiologist
Once the clinical internship has been successfully completed new members of Audiology Australia become an Accredited Audiologist.   

Accreditation is valid for one year.  In order to have their Accreditation 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 12 months. 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.

Other policies impacting membership and Audiology Australia Accredited Audiologist status

Criminal History Policy

Mandatory Declarations Policy

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

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


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

Master of Audiology Studies
University of Queensland
Division of Audiology
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Queensland
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
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Course Coordinator
Karen Sparrow
t: 08 7221 8827
f: 08 8204 5935
e: karen.sparrow@flinders.edu.au
w: Master of Audiology program
Master of Audiology

Melbourne University
School of Health Sciences
550 Swanston Street


Dani Tomlin, PhD 
Course Coordinator
e: audspeech-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au
w: Master of Audiology program


Master of Audiology
La Trobe University
School of Allied Health
Plenty Road & Kingsbury Drive
Bojana Šarkic
t: 03 9479 1937
e: b.sarkic@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
Course Coordinator
Dr Helen Goulios
t: (08) 6488 1889
e: helen.goulios@uwa.edu.au
w: Master of Clinical Audiology program