About University Accreditation
Accreditation assessment is the process wherein the programs provided by the universities are assessed against Audiology Australia’s Accreditation Standards for Audiology Programs, effective 1 January 2023. These Standards replace the Core Knowledge and Competencies Required of Master of Audiology Graduates in Australia.
The newly developed Standards have the following key sections:
- Accreditation Standards for Audiology Programs
- Accreditation Standards: Graduate Competencies
- Accreditation Standards: Guidance and Evidence
Accreditation assures the general public that the audiology degree programs in Australia have the appropriate qualities to produce professional Audiologists who are eligible for full membership of AudA, with the knowledge, skills and attributes required to practise audiology safely and competently in Australia, and subsequently be accredited as AudA Accredited Audiologists.
By accrediting audiology degree programs, Audiology Australia aims to:
- Maintain appropriately high minimum standards of the audiology profession in Australia.
- Stimulate maintenance of high standards and continuing improvement in the quality of professional education in audiology.
- Provide support to the university programs to encourage excellence in professional preparation.
- Support varied and flexible degree programs that are aligned with the changing realities of the audiology workplace.
- Allow graduates to make an informed choice for their education.
The Audiology Australia University Accreditation and Competencies Committee (AAUACC) oversees the accreditation process and provides advice to Audiology Australia’s Board of Directors in relation to issues to do with accreditation of audiology degree programs.
An accreditation assessment is conducted for all accredited programs in the last year of the accreditation cycle. This is usually in the form of a site visit at the university or may be held in an online format if necessary.
Currently there are seven Australian programs that have been accredited by Audiology Australia:
For more information regarding the accredited programs, please contact the university directly.
More resources are currently under development and will be made available soon.
Assessing New Programs
Audiology Australia accepts enquiries from any university in Australia that is considering offering a Masters audiology program and applying to have it assessed for accreditation. Please refer to the resources above, and contact our office to discuss the process and how to apply for accreditation.
As the process from initial enquiry to receiving an accreditation assessment decision is lengthy and can take over a year, such education providers are encouraged to contact our office at their earliest convenience.
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