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2 year/s full-time
4 year/s part-time
2 year/s full-time


Semester 1
Onshore - Semester 1
Offshore - No


Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required


Course code



Audiology is an allied health profession specialising in hearing and balance. The Master of Clinical Audiology is a 2-year course that will allow students to develop skills and knowledge to assess, and provide rehabilitation for, the hearing and balance systems across the lifespan. Students will be given specialist training in First Nations ear and hearing health, being equipped with the skills to work in regional, rural, and remote locations across Australia. Students will be required to attend compulsory clinical placements across their studies in multidisciplinary health contexts with adults, children, and families.

Students should anticipate that interstate travel may be required to meet clinical hour requirements. CDU recognizes the skills and life experiences, and welcomes students from a range of backgrounds. There are flexible study options, including part-time, online and face-to-face learning to support students in completing their studies whilst maintaining their additional commitments.

This course offers international study opportunities and welcomes both First Nations and international students with dedicated support services on hand to support you through your degree.

Professional recognition

Students of the Master of Clinical Audiology may apply for membership with the Australian College of Audiology.

Credit transfers and advanced standing


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU


Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

Exercise PG

Why study allied health services at CDU?

As one of Australia's fastest growing sectors, future-proof your career in Allied Health with CDU. Make your mark on the community through Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Paramedicine, Sport Science, Creative Therapies, or more.

  • Complete a specialist Bachelor/Master double degree in 4 years instead of 5
  • Join an innovative, research-intensive university
  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you

What will I study?

The Master of Clinical Audiology is a 2-year program providing graduates with the skills and knowledge to assess, and provide rehabilitation for, the hearing and balance systems across the lifespan. They will gain specialist training in First Nations ear and hearing health. The course covers theoretical and foundational knowledge, diagnostics testing, paediatrics and rehabilitation, all of which is put into practice through simulations and professional practice experiences. On completion of this course graduates will have the knowledge and skills to work in regional, rural, and remote locations across Australia, having completed 250 hours of clinical audiology practice in multidisciplinary health contexts with adults, children, and families.

Course structure

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
(15 units)

Compulsory Core units totalling 150 credit points as detailed below.

AUD500 Theoretical Foundations of Hearing
AUD501 Behavioural Methods of Hearing Assessment
AUD502 Hearing Assessment Simulation
AUD503 Hearing Aids
AUD504 Clinical Audiology Placement I
AUD505 Paediatric Audiology I
AUD511 Objective Methods of Audio-vestibular Assessment
AUD515 Paediatric Audiology II (available from 2023)
AUD513 Aural Rehabilitation (available from 2023)
AUD514 Clinical Audiology Placement II (available from 2023)
AUD523 Implantable Aids (available from 2023)
AUD524 Clinical Audiology Placement III (available from 2023)
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM526 Research Design
PHM523 Health Promotion

Specialist Elective
(1 unit)
  Specialist unit totalling 10 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

PHM552 Epidemiology
PHM559 Health Policy

  160 Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.


Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective


Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
AUD500 Theoretical Foundations of Hearing CO AUD503 Hearing Aids CO
AUD501 Behavioural Methods of Hearing Assessment CO AUD504 Clinical Audiology Placement I CO
AUD502 Hearing Assessment Simulation CO AUD505 Paediatric Audiology I CO
PHM516 Indigenous Health CO AUD511 Objective Methods of Audio-vestibular Assessment CO
Year 2
AUD513 Aural Rehabilitation (available from 2023) CO AUD523 Implantable Aids (available from 2023) CO
AUD514 Clinical Audiology Placement II (available from 2023) CO AUD524 Clinical Audiology Placement III (available from 2023) CO
AUD515 Paediatric Audiology II (available from 2023) CO PHM523 Health Promotion CO
PHM526 Research Design CO Specialist Elective SE


Entry requirements

Admission criteria

The Master of Clinical Audiology is a highly competitive course with a limited number of places. This means that although you may meet the minimum entry requirements for the course, you may not be ranked high enough to receive an offer. Subquotas are in place for First Nation and NT Resident applicants.

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification with at least a credit average (GPA of 5.00).

Please be advised short-listed applicants may be required to submit a personal statement.

Essential requirements

If you are undertaking a course with work integrated learning you must demonstrate compliance with the following checks and requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that the correct documentation is obtained prior to commencing placements. A national and/or international Police check and a current Working with Children check is required regarding suitability to undertake placements. The majority of health facilities will require students to present a complete immunisation schedule, and a First Aid certificate.

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email:


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Course details


This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Master of Clinical Audiology
College of Health and Human Sciences
Area of study
Allied Health Sciences, Health

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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International applications

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UAC Code
Casuarina campus (FF)
Online (FF)
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Casuarina campus

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