Qualification details

HLT41307 - Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes HLT41302 - Certificate IV in Audiometry 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT41312 - Certificate IV in Audiometric AssessmentUpdated in V5 Updated core unit HLTFA311A Apply first aid 06/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCUS301A - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customers N/A
BSBFLM303C - Contribute to effective workplace relationshipsContribute to effective workplace relationships N/A
BSBINM301A - Organise workplace informationOrganise workplace information N/A
BSBINN301A - Promote innovation in a team environmentPromote innovation in a team environment N/A
BSBMKG413A - Promote products and servicesPromote products and services N/A
BSBWOR301A - Organise personal work priorities and developmentOrganise personal work priorities and development N/A
BSBWOR402A - Promote team effectivenessPromote team effectiveness N/A
CHCPROM401B - Share health informationShare health information N/A
HLTAP401B - Confirm physical health statusConfirm physical health status N/A
HLTAU402C - Conduct screening hearing tests for industrial hearing lossConduct screening hearing tests for industrial hearing loss N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311299 Medical Technicians Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3111-79 Medical Technical Officers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Direct Client Care 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Screening Audiometrist 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311299 Medical Technicians Nec 03/Sep/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3111-79 Medical Technical Officers Nec 03/Sep/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 03/Sep/2009 
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Not Applicable


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

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

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

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


CHCPROM401B Share health information 

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status 

HLTAU402C Conduct screening hearing tests for industrial hearing loss 

HLTAU403C Conduct hearing assessments 

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health 

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.

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:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

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:

BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers 

BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships 

BSBINM301A Organise workplace information 

BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment 

BSBMKG413A Promote products and services 

BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development 

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness 

HLTAU501C Conduct screening hearing tests for children 

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


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.

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