Provides diagnostic assessment and rehabilitative services related to human hearing defects.
Skill Level 1
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:
Audiometrists are assessed under ANZSCO 311299 Medical Technicians nec
Requirements for Skills Assessment
The following Information Sheet is for your reference only and should be used as a guide
to assist with your Skills Assessment application to VETASSESS. This information is
subject to change.
Please note that an assessment of the qualification involves assessment of both the
qualification level and content. Qualifications are assessed according to the guidelines
published by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
The employment assessment involves determining the skill level and relevance of the
tasks undertaken. Integrity checks may be conducted to verify the qualification and
employment claims made in an application.
This occupation requires a qualification which is assessed as comparable to the
educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or
higher degree, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
Applicants must also have at least one year of highly relevant, post-qualification
employment at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years.
A positive assessment of both qualification and employment is required for a positive
Skills Assessment Outcome.
AQF Bachelor degree or higher*
Highly relevant major fields of study include:
*This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.
Audiologists provide diagnostic assessment and rehabilitative services related to
human hearing defects.
assessing and diagnosing the extent of client hearing loss using a wide
range of techniques, including audiometric tests
reporting results of assessments and tests in writing and making referrals
to medical practitioners
recommending solutions to those with hearing impairment including
amplification, implantable devices, medical interventions and assistive
listening devices and providing aural rehabilitation programs
providing counselling, advice and information to clients and families as a
part of overall treatment
assisting with the development and management of noise control and
hearing conservation strategies
Currently Audiologists are not required to register with the Australian Health
Practitioner Regulation Agency. In the labour market, employers seek applicants
with the equivalent of an Australian Master degree. Membership of a professional
body such as Audiology Australia is also required in order to receive government
and private reimbursement for the delivery of hearing health care services.