UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Master of Clinical Audiology (coursework)

Audiology is the clinical science involving the prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of hearing loss and associated communication disorders.

The Clinical Audiology course commences in January, with a new intake of students in even-numbered years only. It is an intensive full-time course with tuition divided between intensive theoretical and practical modules and clinical placements. The intensive modules require full-time attendance, equivalent to 40 hours per week, over their whole duration which is usually seven weeks. Clinical placements are managed by the Clinical Coordinator.

Course overview

Course overview

Course titleMaster of Clinical Audiology (coursework)
Award abbreviationMClinAudiol
Course code90540
Course typemaster's degree by coursework only
Statusnot available in 2017
Administered byFaculty of Science
CRICOS code033772E
Intake periodsBeginning of year only
Attendance typefull-time only
Credit points required96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Professional accreditationMaster of Clinical Audiology (coursework) is accredited by: Audiology Australia.
Standard course duration2 years
Time limit2 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Perth)
Domestic fee typePostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Dr Helen Goulios and Dr Helmy Mulders

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Course structure

Note: This course is not available in 2017.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2017;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

Take all units (96 points):

Note: Students need to also attend a minimum of 500 hours of clinical placements to acrue at least 200 hours of hands-on clinical contact time for accreditation.
N/APHYL5501Audiological Instrumentation Part 1
N/APHYL5502Basic Clinical Audiology Part 1
N/APHYL5510Physiology of the Auditory System
N/APHYL5511Audiological Instrumentation Part 2
N/APHYL5512Basic Clinical Audiology Part 2
N/APHYL5513Speech, Language and Communication
N/APHYL5514Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis
N/APHYL5515Hearing Devices and Adult Aural Rehabilitation
NSPHYL5610Advanced Hearing Aids and Rehabilitation Part 1
NSPHYL5611Advanced Clinical Audiology Part 2
NSPHYL5612Community and Workplace Audiology
NSPHYL5613Audiology Practice Management
NSPHYL5614Audiology Research Project Part 2
NSPHYL5615Advanced Clinical Audiology Part 1
NSPHYL5616Audiology Research Project Part 1
NSPHYL5617Advanced Hearing Aids and Rehabilitation Part 2

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.



Note: This course is not available in 2017.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA:


(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 percent, taken from the most recent degree of at least one year full-time duration.

(2) Students must obtain a current National Police Certificate, National Criminal History Check or equivalent certification from country of residence, indicating no criminal conviction. The currency of a National Police Certificate or a National Criminal History Check is 12 months.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—

(a) the admission requirements under Rule 4;


(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;


(b) the intake quota for that year.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;


(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules


13. Unless the Faculty permits otherwise, a student is not permitted to proceed to units of a higher level (PHYL56XX) until they have completed all units of a previous level (PHYL55XX).

Time limit

14. The time limit is two years from the date of first enrolment in the course.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

Supplementary assessment

15.(1) Academic Council has granted permission for an opportunity for supplementary assessment to be granted to a student who—

(a) obtains a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in any of the following units: PHYL5501/PHYL5511 Audiological Instrumentation Part 1/Part 2, PHYL5502/PHYL5512 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 1/Part 2, PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System, PHYL5515 Hearing Devices and Adult Aural Rehabilitation;


(b) obtains a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in a unit in which they are currently enrolled and which is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.

(2) Students must complete all units of the same level in the same year of enrolment unless the Faculty approves otherwise in special cases.