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Bachelor of Audiometry

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2.5 years full-time; up to 10 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    University of New England

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Bachelor of Audiometry at the University of New England (UNE) is the only course of its kind in Australia at undergraduate level. It brings together practical education and training in audiometric assessment available through TAFE with conceptual and theoretical understanding. The course is recognised by Australia's two national audiometry organisations.

When you graduate, you'll have a strong understanding of the broader framework of perception and developmental and physiological psychology and the roles these play in hearing. You'll possess core knowledge of audiometry and appreciate the theoretical principles underpinning audiometric assessment and rehabilitation techniques.

You also have flexible opportunities to choose additional biological, linguistic or applied/professional studies depending on your goals and preferences.

Flexible exit options

If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Audiometry, you could still be eligible to receive a qualification.

Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with the Advanced Diploma in Arts.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma of Hearing Device Prescriptions and Evaluations or Diploma in Audiometry from TAFE; OR
  • Hold a Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment from TAFE and concurrent enrolment in the Diploma of Hearing Device Prescriptions and Evaluations or Diploma in Audiometry from TAFE.

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.

Areas of study

In this audiometry course, the subjects you may study include:

Advanced standing prescribed units:

  • Introductory psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Research methods and statistics
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Lifespan developmental psychology
  • Psychological testing
  • Psychology of perception

Plus courses from one of the following groups:

  • Human biology
  • Language and speech
  • Interacting with the client

Plus a choice of elective units from the following groups:

  • Physical science
  • Linguistics
  • Professional practice
  • Psychology
Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.

With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.

To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Audiometry from the University of New England.

This degree course builds on prior TAFE studies and provides students with opportunities for a comprehensive career and/or further training in audiometry. Audiometry is an occupational area that has worldwide application. If combined with a major in psychology, this degree can also lead to further training in that field.

UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for problem solving
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Independence and collaboration
  • A thirst for lifelong learning

Curious about where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Audiometrist
  • Audiologist
  • Pediatric Audiologist

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.

The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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