Assess hearing

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTAUD001, 'Assess hearing'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Assess hearing' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for hearing assessments

1.1 Ensure information, including required forms, is accessible and ready for use

1.2 Achieve required ambient noise levels in preparation of testing environment

1.3 Prepare, calibrate and check equipment and instruments

1.4 Ensure personal protective equipment is available and used

2. Establish a positive relationship with the client

2.1 Take client case history and explain practice/hearing service administrative procedures

2.2 Determine client’s expectations through questioning and active listening

2.3 Gain consent from clients where applicable

2.4 Give client the opportunity to ask questions and discuss concerns

2.5 Identify and respond to special needs of client

2.6 Maintain confidentiality of client information

3. Conduct otoscopy

3.1 Follow personal hygiene and infection control procedures

3.2 Conduct otoscopy in a non-threatening manner and produce valid, reliable and accurate results in accordance with relevant policy and procedures

3.3 Identify and respond to any abnormalities of the ear canal

3.4 Identify contra-indications for proceeding with further hearing assessments

3.5 Make referralto appropriate agency for further assessment and treatment if required

4. Test hearing

4.1 Explain procedure to client using language the client understands

4.2 Identify significant features of client history

4.3 Select and conduct appropriate hearing tests following procedures for correct use of equipment

4.4 Produce valid, reliable and accurate results in accordance with relevant policy and procedures

4.5 Identify unreliable results and complete re-test according to standard protocols

4.6 Use results to identify specific hearing loss and/or any abnormal functions

4.7 Record results in accordance with relevant policy and procedures

4.8 Clean and store equipment in accordance with manufacturers’ requirements and infection control procedures

5. Interpret results

5.1 Accurately interpret data from individual test results

5.2 Integrate and interpret interrelationships between test battery results to establish a comprehensive clinical picture

5.3 Validate results for consistency across the test battery

6. Review assessment results with client

6.1 Communicate results of assessments clearly and simply to the client

6.2 Determine and discuss options to support client

6.3 Negotiate and establish realistic goals for the client

6.4 Document and file results in accordance with relevant policies and procedures

6.5 Determine recommendations for further assessment or referral to an appropriate facility or hearing aid fitting

7. Complete report

7.1 Write report using language and format that suits target audience according to organisation standards

7.2 Include clear, concise and relevant information of tests performed

7.3 Include summary, recommendations and any further action required

7.4 Read and edit report for spelling and grammatical correctness