Advanced Diploma of Neurophysiology Technology

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



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

add topic HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

add topic HLTAP501C Analyse health information (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTAP401B )

add topic HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients

add topic HLTCOM408D Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively

add topic HLTHIR402D Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry

add topic HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements

add topic HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

add topic HLTNE401D Perform electroencephalography (EEG)

add topic HLTNE405D Provide care and maintenance of neurophysiology equipment

add topic HLTNE602D Perform evoked potentials recording

(Note pre-requ: add topic HLTNE401D )

add topic HLTNE604D Assist with nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG) (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTNE401D )

add topic HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

Group A - neurophysiology electives (at least 2 required)

At least 2 units must be selected from this group.

add topic HLTNE606D Perform intra-operative neurophysiology monitoring

(Note pre-requ: add topic HLTNE401D )

add topic HLTNE607D Perform long term electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring

(Note pre-requ: add topic HLTNE401D )

add topic HLTNE608D Perform polysomnographic recording

(Note pre-requ: add topic HLTNE401D )

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:

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic 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.

add topic BSBINM501A Manage an information or knowledge management system

add topic BSBMGT502B Manage people performance

add topic BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan

add topic BSBMGT516C Facilitate continuous improvement

add topic BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information

add topic BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness

add topic CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development

add topic HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment

add topic HLTWHS501A Manage workplace WHS processes

add topic TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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