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


Semester 1
On campus - Semester 1
Online - No


Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required


Course code



Make a difference as a qualified allied health professional in hearing and balance. Our two-year Master of Clinical Audiology degree provides you with the skills and knowledge to assess, and provide rehabilitation for, the hearing and balance systems across the lifespan. Receive specialist training in First Nations ear and hearing health, and be equipped to work in regional, rural, and remote locations across Australia. During our Master of Clinical Audiology degree, you will be required to attend compulsory clinical placements in various health contexts with adults, children, and families.
Interstate travel may be required to meet your clinical hour requirements. We recognise that you may bring different skills and life experiences, and we welcome a range of backgrounds. There are flexible study options, including part-time, online and face-to-face learning to support you in completing your studies whilst maintaining additional commitments.

Our Master of Clinical Audiology degree 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.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $29,520.00. This equates to $3,690.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Why study health at CDU?

As an increasingly in-demand industry, there's never been a better time to find a career in healthcare. Become a qualified health professional with CDU's wide range of courses and gain the skills and knowledge to make an impact on the wellbeing of your community.

  • #2 Australian uni for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
  • Placements and research opportunities in the NT, across Australia, and around the world
  • Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous health, tropical medicine and other issues of regional and national importance

What will I study?

Our Master of Clinical Audiology comprises 160 credit points. 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. It includes 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 typeCredit PointsSpecific 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

 160Total 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 UnitSE = Specialist Elective


Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
AUD500 Theoretical Foundations of HearingCOAUD503 Hearing AidsCO
AUD501 Behavioural Methods of Hearing AssessmentCOAUD504 Clinical Audiology Placement ICO
AUD502 Hearing Assessment SimulationCOAUD505 Paediatric Audiology ICO
PHM516 Indigenous HealthCOAUD511 Objective Methods of Audio-vestibular AssessmentCO
Year 2
AUD513 Aural Rehabilitation (available from 2023)COAUD523 Implantable Aids (available from 2023)CO
AUD514 Clinical Audiology Placement II (available from 2023)COAUD524 Clinical Audiology Placement III (available from 2023)CO
AUD515 Paediatric Audiology II (available from 2023)COPHM523 Health PromotionCO
PHM526 Research DesignCOSpecialist ElectiveSE


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 ModuleA 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 ProficiencyA 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 moduleA 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:


I've had the unique opportunity to explore tropical and rural health, which I may not have had the exposure to had I studied elsewhere.


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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
Health, Allied Health Sciences

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on: 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.


SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC, NSW or TAS.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.


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

CRICOS codes

Casuarina campus

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