Bachelor of Audiometry

Why study the Bachelor of Audiometry at UNE?

The Bachelor of Audiometry aims to provide both academic knowledge and practical training which will equip students with the necessary skills and expertise to pursue a career in Audiometry. This degree is articulated with the Diploma of Hearing Device Prescriptions and Evaluations at TAFE (Diploma in Audiometry) and is the only one of its kind in Australia at the undergraduate level. Students gain vocational training with TAFE and theoretical knowledge in relevant academic areas with UNE.

On completion of the course students will possess an understanding for the broader framework of perception, developmental and physiological psychology, the roles they play in hearing, and appreciate theoretical principles underpinning audiometric assessment and rehabilitation techniques. Students also choose to complement the core knowledge in audiometry and psychology with a biological, linguistic or applied/professional focus. Additional areas can then be covered as determined by the needs of the student.

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Career Opportunities

This degree is articulated with the Diploma of Hearing Device Prescriptions and Evaluations (Diploma in Audiometry) at TAFE. Graduates will possess the academic knowledge and clinical skills required for a comprehensive career in audiometry, and with further training for a profession in audiology. There is also the option of including an accredited major in psychology which would also allow for further training in psychology.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

2.5 Years Full-time
Up to 10 years Part-time

FEES

CSP
International

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation BAudiometry
Course Type Undergraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • 2.5 Years Full-time
  • Up to 10 years Part-time
Fees CSP / International
Total Credit Points 144
Intensive Schools

In the off-campus mode, there is one elective unit with a mandatory intensive school, while some core and listed units have non-mandatory intensive schools. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma of Hearing Device Prescriptions and Evaluations or Diploma in Audiometry from TAFE; or

(b) hold an AQF Level 4 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.

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

Clinical training is provided in the Diploma course through TAFE; students may also need to include WORK300 in their program unless such practicum arrangements have been made.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) shall be granted a maximum of 36 credit points of Block Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature. Up to a further 60 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) shall be granted a maximum of 36 credit points of Block Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature, on successful completion of the Diploma in Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation. Up to a further 60 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

Academic Colours

Old Rose (BCC 157)

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Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma in Audiometry or Diploma in Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation from TAFE; or
(b) hold an AQF Level 4 Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment from TAFE and concurrent enrolment in the Diploma in Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation from TAFE.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) shall be granted a maximum of 36 credit points of Block Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature. Up to a further 60 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) shall be granted a maximum of 36 credit points of Block Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature, on successful completion of the Diploma in Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation. Up to a further 60 credit points may be granted based on units what were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) two and a half years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to ten years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 144 credit points with not more than 24 credit points at 100-level and not less than 30 credit points at 300-level.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Block Advanced Standing 36 cps
General Program
OR
Psychology Major
60 cps
OR
84 cps
Listed Units 0-24 cps
Elective Units 24 cps
Total 144 cps

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Articulation Program

This course is articulated with the Diploma in Audiometry or the Diploma in Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation at TAFE, equivalent to 36 credit points. The Diploma must be successfully completed prior to the completion of the Bachelor of Audiometry.

Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Audiometry.

Exit Pathways

Subject to Advanced Standing rules candidates who discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Advanced Diploma in Arts. Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies and exit with the Advanced Diploma in Arts must apply for re-admission and will be subject to current course requirements for the Bachelor of Audiometry. This may mean that they will not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have changed in response to University requirements.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Audiometry aims to provide theoretical knowledge in perception, development and assessment, to complement and enhance the practical knowledge required for the measurement of hearing. Students also have the opportunity to focus on technical/biological aspects of hearing through Bioscience units, or a conceptual/theoretical focus through Linguistics units, or an applied/professional focus through Health units.

Bachelor of Audiometry students will acquire knowledge that enhances their practice as audiometrists, plus give them the opportunity for future study in either audiology or psychology.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of psychology with detailed knowledge in perception, psychological measurement and lifespan development;
  2. apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem-solving and decision making with a strong technical/biological focus through Bioscience units, or a strong conceptual/theoretical focus through Linguistics units, or a strong applied/professional focus through Health units;
  3. apply knowledge of theoretical principles underpinning audiometric and psychological assessment and the conduct of hearing assessments;
  4. demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, analysis and research skills valued by employers in the audiometry sector; and
  5. undertake evidence-based practice and research, and apply knowledge to the development of policies and interventions for rehabilitation.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will possess a body of psychological knowledge that focuses on the processes that underlie sensation and perception, the development of these and other psychological attributes, how psychological attributes are measured, and the skills for generating and evaluating the research data that results in this knowledge. Additional fields allow for specialisation in bioscience, linguistics or professional practice. This knowledge will be taught in lectures, unit materials and online activities and will be assessed throughout the course by a range of different activities and assessments (eg lectures, practicums, essays, reports, online labs, exams). Graduates will be exposed to information provided within each unit which embeds current global knowledge within the relevant discipline (eg textbooks and lectures).

Communication Skills

Graduates will have skills that enable them to investigate, synthesise and communicate the ideas and information acquired from their study. These communication skills will be taught and practised in lectures, tutorials, practicums and online activities and will include oral, online and written communication skills that are appropriate for graduates to use within the professional workplace.

Problem Solving

Graduates will use autonomy and judgement in the application of critical thinking and problem solving. Graduates will be able to examine social problems and solutions within different social contexts.

Information Literacy

Graduates will be taught how to recognise relevant information and to use appropriate media, tools and methodologies to locate, access and use information. Through assessment tasks, they will learn how to critically evaluate the sources, values, and validity of information, and to use information in critical and creative thinking.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Graduates will be taught about their professional responsibilities as a researcher to provide balanced and accurate research and data findings and interpretations. Graduates will critically evaluate research findings and interpretations given a social context.

Lifelong Learning

The development of intellectual capacity and critical thinking skills will be fostered in lectures, online material and other unit activities. Through completing these activities graduates will be provided with the necessary lifelong skills to be able to research, write and discuss research findings in relation to social issues and contexts.

Independence and Collaboration

Graduates will be encouraged to learn and work independently, and where appropriate, to work collaboratively. Graduates will practise professional and ethical behaviour and respect for others through collaboration. Across a range of units graduates are required to work in groups and/or together in various activities (eg Learning Management System discussion forums), both face-to-face and/or online and will learn the importance of participating in discussions in a professional, respectful and ethical manner.

How to Apply

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International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

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