Qualification details

HLT41312 - Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/May/2012

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT41307 - Certificate IV in Audiometric AssessmentUpdated in V5 Updated core unit HLTFA311A Apply first aid 06/May/2012
Is superseded by HLT47415 - Certificate IV in AudiometryThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change to packaging rules. Significant changes to core units. 05/Aug/2015

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
BSBCUS301B - 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
BSBWOR301B - 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
HLTAU402D - Conduct screening hearing tests for industrial hearing lossConduct screening hearing tests for industrial hearing loss N/A
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Classifications

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 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3111-79 Medical Technical Officers Nec 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

HLT07 Version 4

HLT07 Version 5

Comments

HLT41307 Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment

HLT41312 Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment

Updated first aid core unit in V5

Qualification outcome equivalent

Description

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

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 WHS 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 TGA or other public listing

Core 

CHCPROM401B Share health information

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

HLTAU402D Conduct screening hearing tests for industrial hearing loss

HLTAU403D Conduct hearing assessments

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Group A WHS 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.

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS 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:

BSBCUS301B 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

BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

HLTAU501D Conduct screening hearing tests for children

HLTSTE301D Clean reusable medical equipment (Note pre-requ: 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.

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