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Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment

TAFE NSW Course Number: HLT41312-01V01

  • National Course Code: HLT41312
  • Training Package: HLT07 Health
  • Related Pathways: Health Services
  • Nominal Hours: 555
  • Skills List:
    This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
    (TAFE NSW – Open Training and Education Network, Provider Code: 90004)

Course description

This qualification provides you with the skills needed to work as an audiometrist or screening audiometrist who perform hearing screenings and assessments to identify hearing impairment and 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.

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

At this level you do not prescribe or dispense hearing aids and you are not qualified to work as an independent practitioner.

You will also learn how to contribute to work effectiveness in health care settings by acquiring skills in infection control, occupational health and safety, and how to work independently, and as part of a broader hearing health team. In your preparation for work you will also develop awareness of the need to maintain confidentiality, and in other ways work within ethical frameworks that underpin audiometry practice.

To complete this course, you will need to complete audiometry training in audiometry practice settings where you will engage with a wide range of people, including the young, the elderly, and people with communication difficulties.

Before you can commence this aspect of the course you must successfully complete specified units to demonstrate your capacity to engage appropriately with people who are paying for service in the practice you are visiting. Before seeking enrolment, interested people are advised to speak with relevant campus staff about audiometry placement requirements.


If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete

We highly recommend you complete a personalised career and study profile to confirm this course is right for you, you will find the Career Voyage link under Need Help Deciding below.


Supervisor Statement

Student Declaration

Prohibited Employment Declaration

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Are there any additional local entry requirements?

A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).

Are you under 17 years of age? Before enrolling please read the NSW Department of Education and Communities - The new school leaving age. Access to Government Subsidised Training in TAFE NSW has changed please refer to the policy.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. For more information on Credit for this course please refer to 'If you have the skills, get credit for a unit or this course' below.

Please note: Some industries have their own legislative or licensing requirements. TAFE NSW recognition does not apply to these.


Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

1. HEALTH - NSW MINISTRY OF HEALTH - If you are over 18 you will be required to undertake a National Criminal Record Check. Visit:

  • You will be required to sign the NSW Health Student Undertaking where you agree to notify NSW Health if your status changes after the date of issue of your National Police Certificate or during the completion of your course.
  • You will be required to undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
  • You will be required to read and sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form.
Visit: and type 'clinical placement' in search area.

2. AGED CARE WORK - As per NSW Health requirements for the National Criminal Record Check

3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES - Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children's Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:

4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT - Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.


Audiometry placement and supervision
To enrol in this course you will need to find clinical placement (100 hours) with a qualified supervisor. 

To seek a suitable placement you might contact the following:

  • Hearing clinics in your local area
  • Community health centres offering hearing services
  •  Audiometrists and audiologists from the yellow pages
  •  Professional associations such as Australian College of Audiology (ACAud), or the Hearing Aid Audiometrists Society of Australia (HAASA).

Requirements of a supervisor
Supervisors may be audiologists who are eligible for full membership of the Audiological Society of Australia (ASA) or the Australian College of Audiology (ACAud) with a current Certificate of Clinical Practice (CCP), or an audiometrist who is a member of ACAud or HAASA and has a QP (Qualified Practitioner) number as an accredited hearing aid dispenser with the Office of Hearing Services (OHS). Supervisors must have at least two years’ experience in the hearing health industry.

Applicant Responsibilities in Clinical Placement
For your awareness, if you are on clinical placement in a public or private facility you may be requested to undergo occupational screening and be vaccinated against infectious diseases.

It is your responsibility to meet the requirements of compulsory clinical placement in terms of cost, travel, accommodation, as well as other clinical placement requirements such as criminal record check and immunization.

Students MUST complete and submit the following forms:
(1) Supervisor Statement form, (2) Student Declaration form, (3) Prohibited Employment Declaration form.

If you are under 17 and want to leave school, your options have been affected by a recent change in NSW law. From January 2010 you must complete Year 10 and then continue in either full-time education, training, paid employment or a combination of these options until you’re at least 17 years of age. More information about options for school students under 17 is available from the NSW Department of Education and Communities - The new school leaving age.

Audiometrist, screening audiometrist.

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BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCPROM401B Share health information
HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status
HLTAU402D Conduct screening hearing tests for industrial hearing loss
HLTAU403D Conduct hearing assessments
HLTAU501D Conduct screening hearing tests for children
HLTFA311A Apply first aid
HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN and that are required to complete this qualification. Other TAFE NSW colleges may offer different elective options. If licensing in another State other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant State.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit – Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence. Submit these documents to your teaching section via OTEN.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, look through the relevant unit of competency forms below. Attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit to OTEN for assessment. Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

Recognition for Unit of Competency forms

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

You will be required to purchase the following textbook. Introduction to Audiology by Martin & Clark (9th, 10th & 11th editions are all acceptable).

You will also need to complete a First Aid certificate at your own expense.

OTEN will provide learning materials in this qualification in the form of:

• Four CDs
• On-line tutorial

The qualification is completed by

• Submitting assignment work
• Attendance at compulsory on-the-job training of approximately 100 hours (duration)
• Optional attendance to on-line tutorials
• Submitting a video for assessment of practical competency
• Sitting written and on-line tests

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.

First qualification$1970
Second qualification$2300
Non-government subsidised fee$6280

Important changes to TAFE NSW fees for 2015

On 1 January 2015 the NSW Government introduced changes to how students access government subsidised training in NSW. These changes are part of the Smart and Skilled reform of the NSW vocational education and training system and affect all new and continuing students. It covers all qualification levels Certificate II to Advanced Diploma, selected Foundation Skills courses at Certificate I and II levels, all apprenticeships and selected traineeships. For more information and how this may affect the fees you pay please visit

For full details on TAFE NSW fees please visit our Fees and Financial Assistance page.

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

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Our free online career and study planning tool can help.

You will receive a personalised career and study profile based on your responses. If you would like to discuss your results in person, please contact our Counselling and Career Development Unit by calling 131 870 to make an appointment. To get started click the link below:

Career Voyage

From 1 January 2015, all students participating in Nationally Recognised Training in Australia will need to have a Unique Student Identifier, or USI.

This includes students completing an apprenticeship, skill set, certificate or diploma course.

A USI gives you access to your online USI account and will contain all of your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your results will be available in your USI account in 2016.

When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results. One of the main benefits of the USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your life.

How to get a USI

It is free and easy for you to create your own USI online at Your local Customer Service office can also provide further information and assistance. If you already have your USI you can enrol with TAFE WSI.

How do I enrol?

To enrol in this course please click on the Enrol option below.

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