Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment

This qualification covers workers who perform hearing screenings and assessments to identify hearing impairment and to take appropriate action. This action may include referral for further audiological or medical assessment; coordinating programs for the prevention of hearing loss; and/or care management and education programs.

Workers in this area work in the area of medical or industrial provision of audiometric assessments. They may work in ear nose and throat specialist clinics, audiology or audiometry practices, Industrial settings or community and regional health settings.

Workers at this level do not prescribe or dispense hearing aids and are not qualified to work as independent practitioners.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

Audiometrist

Screening Audiometrist


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

11 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

7 core units

4 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

Group A OHS elective which is required for work in audiometric assessment

Group B electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Other relevant electives listed below

Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages

Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing

Core

add topic CHCPROM401B Share health information

add topic HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

add topic HLTAU402C Conduct screening hearing tests for industrial hearing loss

add topic HLTAU403C Conduct hearing assessments

add topic HLTFA301C Apply first aid

add topic HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health

add topic HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Group A OHS elective - required for audiometric assessment work

The following occupational health and safety unit or a unit with equivalent competency outcomes is required for work in audiometric assessment at this level.

add topic HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

Group B electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives

Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. The following sample electives may facilitate selection. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs:

add topic BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers

add topic BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships

add topic BSBINM301A Organise workplace information

add topic BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment

add topic BSBMKG413A Promote products and services

add topic BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development

add topic BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

add topic HLTAU501C Conduct screening hearing tests for children

add topic HLTSTE301C Clean reusable medical equipment (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTIN301C )

AUDIOMETRY SKILL SET

Due to the employment profile of the Health industry there are some areas where offering a full qualification would not match industry requirements.

The Audiometry skill set is recommended for individuals wishing to gain a set of skills for undertaken hearing screening and assessment to complement another health qualification where the person is undertaking screening and assessment as part of their role, such as an enrolled nurse or Aboriginal health worker.


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

Not Applicable


Licensing Information

Not Applicable


Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries