Qualification details

HLT60807 - Advanced Diploma of Neurophysiology Technology (Release 1)


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

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT60802 - Advanced Diploma of Neurophysiology Technology 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT60812 - Advanced Diploma of Neurophysiology TechnologyUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units. 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
BSBINM501A - Manage an information or knowledge management systemManage an information or knowledge management system N/A
BSBMGT502B - Manage people performanceManage people performance N/A
BSBMGT515A - Manage operational planManage operational plan N/A
BSBMGT516B - Facilitate continuous improvementFacilitate continuous improvement N/A
BSBRES401A - Analyse and present research informationAnalyse and present research information N/A
BSBWOR501B - Manage personal work priorities and professional developmentManage personal work priorities and professional development N/A
BSBWOR502B - Ensure team effectivenessEnsure team effectiveness N/A
CHCCS427A - Facilitate adult learning and developmentFacilitate adult learning and development N/A
HLTAP401B - Confirm physical health statusConfirm physical health status N/A
HLTAP501B - Analyse health informationAnalyse health information 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 0109 Biological Sciences 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Direct Client Care 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Neurophysiology Technologist 

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 0109 Biological Sciences 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification covers workers who undertake a range of neurological diagnostic investigations and provide assistance to neurologists for specialized procedures.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Neurophysiology technician
  • Neurophysiology technologist

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


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

  • 12 core units
  • 4 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A neurophysiology electives - at least two (2) must be selected
  • 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, units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units 

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status 

HLTAP501B Analyse health information  (Note pre-requ: HLTAP401B)

HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients 

HLTCOM408C Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively 

HLTHIR402C Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry 

HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements 

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 

HLTNE401C Perform electroencephalography  (EEG )

HLTNE405C Provide care and maintenance of neurophysiology equipment 

HLTNE602C Perform evoked potentials recording  (Note pre-requ: HLTNE401C)

HLTNE604C Assist with nerve conduction studies and electromyography  (EMG ) (Note pre-requ: HLTNE401C)

HLTOHS401A Maintain workplace OHS processes 

Group A  - neurophysiology electives  (at least 2 required )

At least 2 units must be selected from this group.

HLTNE606C Perform intra -operative neurophysiology monitoring  (Note pre-requ: HLTNE401C)

HLTNE607C Perform long term electroencephalography  (EEG ) monitoring  (Note pre-requ: HLTNE401C)

HLTNE608C Perform polysomnographic recording  (Note pre-requ: HLTNE401C)

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. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.

BSBINM501A Manage an information or knowledge management system 

BSBMGT502B Manage people performance 

BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan 

BSBMGT516B Facilitate continuous improvement 

BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information 

BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development 

BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness 

CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development 

HLTHIR501B Maintain an effective health work environment 

HLTOHS501A Manage workplace OHS processes 

TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction 

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