School of Population Health

Becoming an Audiologist and working as an Audiologist

To train and work as an audiologist, you will need to complete two years of postgraduate training at the University of Auckland leading to a Master of Audiology degree, and one year of further supervised clinical practice leading to a Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the New Zealand Audiological Society. This is normally undertaken while employed in an audiology clinic.

The future of the job market in hearing sciences appears excellent. Greater public awareness of early diagnosis of hearing disorders, an ageing population, and concern over occupationally induced hearing loss combine to form a bright future for audiology professionals. This is particularly the case for audiology researchers and academics, as there is a severe international shortage of professionals in these areas.

New Zealand audiologists have the option of working in a number of settings, including public hospital audiology, private audiology clinics, deaf and hearing impaired education centres, Cochlear Implant Programme, product support for hearing aid manufacturers, hospital administration or as a Government policy adviser.

Sivantos Scholarship

Each year the Sivantos Group (previously Siemens Hearing Instruments NZ Ltd) provides a scholarship on the basis of academic merit and financial need for one audiology student undertaking the Master of Audiology degree.

Quota International Papakura Inc

Each year the Papakura branch of Quota International provides scholarships to students undertaking the Master of Audiology degree on the basis of academic merit and commitment to a career in audiology in New Zealand.

Prospective Student Information Sessions

We run four information sessions throughout the year on the programme. Each information session will cover information on the programme, information about Audiology as a career, a tour of the clinic facilities here at Tamaki and a DVD will be shown on how infant and preschoolers hearing is assessed. These information sessions will be held from 10am – approximately 12.15pm on:

Tuesday 10 April

Tuesday 3 July

Wednesday 29 August

Tuesday 18 September

If you would like to register to attend one of these information sessions, please email Sharon along with your date of attendance, your mobile phone number (or alternative phone contact) so that she can contact you at short notice if necessary.

Please note that all new Master of Audiology students must also complete satisfactory compliance with the Vulnerable Children Act (VCA) and Police Vetting Clearance.

If you have any further queries regarding the Master of Audiology Programme, please contact either the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Student Centre or Sharon Mein Smith (below).



Any general enquiries should be addressed to the FMHS student centre:

Building 503
Ground floor
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
85 Park Road, Grafton
 +64 9 923 4888