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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 seven 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

Audiology Australia accredited audiology programmes

For more information regarding the accredited programs, please contact the university directly.

What does an audiologist do?

Audiologists don’t just test hearing. They perform a range of tasks including assessing, managing and treating hearing loss, vestibular (balance) disorders, tinnitus, auditory processing disorder and neural functions.

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