Diploma of Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation

This qualification is designed to provide appropriate training for workers who screen for and assess the degree of any hearing impairment, and take appropriate action based on the test results. Such actions could include referral for further audiological or medical assessment, prescribing and dispensing hearing aids and/or other listening devices that can assist in hearing rehabilitation.

In addition, work may be undertaken with clients and their carers in hearing health education programs to maximise the participation of hearing impaired people in aspects of personal and community activities. Audiometrists at this level would prescribe and dispense hearing aid technology and assist with rehabilitation.

They may work within larger audiology services, or in general or specialist medical practices, or operate as independent practitioners.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:


Hearing aid audiometrist



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

9 core units

4 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

Group A 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 units

add topic CHCCS416A Assess and provide services for clients with complex needs

add topic CHCPROM401B Share health information

add topic HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

add topic HLTAU505C Dispense and maintain hearing devices for adults and provide communication counselling

add topic HLTAU506B Develop and implement an individual hearing program

add topic HLTAU507B Apply hearing device technology

add topic HLTAU508B Identify needs for referral

add topic HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients

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

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 A 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 BSBCUS301B Deliver and monitor a service to customers

add topic BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships

add topic BSBINM301A Organise workplace information

add topic BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment

add topic BSBMKG413A Promote products and services

add topic BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development

add topic BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

add topic CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

add topic CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development

add topic CHCORG611B Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace

add topic CHCORG619C Manage quality of organisations service delivery outcomes

add topic CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues

add topic CHCPOL403B Undertake research activities

add topic CHCPOL505B Manage research activities

add topic HLTAU501D Conduct screening hearing tests for children

add topic HLTCOM503D Manage a practice

add topic HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment

add topic HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work

(Note pre-requ: add topic HLTIN301C )

add topic HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

add topic HLTWHS501A Manage workplace WHS processes

add topic TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment

add topic TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402B Assess competence

add topic TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction

add topic TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

add topic TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into HLT51307 Diploma of Hearing Device Precription and Evaluation a candidate must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following units of competency (or their equivalent) from HLT41307 Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment:

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

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

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