HLT51307 - Diploma of Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation
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
CHCCS416A Assess and provide services for clients with complex needs
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:
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.
BSBCUS301B Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships
TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
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