How to become a Audiologist

Audiologists test hearing and assess the nature of hearing disorders. They are responsible for the non-medical management and rehabilitation of hearing loss and associated disorders of communication.

Personal requirements of a Audiologist

  • Able to inspire confidence and cooperation
  • A sympathetic and tactful approach to people's problems
  • Good communication skills
  • Analytical ability

Education & Training for a Audiologist

To become an audiologist you usually have to study biomedicine, biological science, health science or a related field at university, followed by a postgraduate qualification in audiology. To get into the degree courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Entry to postgraduate courses usually requires completion of an appropriate bachelor degree. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit

Additional Information
Before undertaking clinical placements required by courses, students will need to obtain a National Police Certificate, a Provide First Aid Certificate and immunisations, and undergo a Working with Children Check. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. Graduates are eligible for full membership of Audiology Australia. A Certificate of Clinical Practice is recognised by the society as the benchmark for undertaking the clinical practice of audiology in Australia. Clinical certificates require at least 12 months of supervised clinical practice. Contact Audiology Australia for details.
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