HLT41307 - Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment
Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment
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:
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
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
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.
Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries