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Audiologist

ANZSCO Code: 252711 / Group A

Audiologists provide diagnostic evaluation and rehabilitation treatments for human hearing problems.

Occupation description

Audiologists provide diagnostic evaluation and rehabilitation treatments for human hearing problems.

Occupations not Considered Suitable Under this ANZSCO code

Audiometrists are evaluated using ANZSCO 311299 Medical Technicians nec (not otherwise categorized).

Audiologist is a VETASSESS Group A Occupation

This occupation needs a qualification that is equivalent to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or above, in an area that is strongly relevant to the specified occupation. 

Applicants must also have completed at least one year of highly relevant post-qualification employment at an adequate skill level within the previous five years.

A good evaluation of both credentials and employment is essential for a successful Skills Assessment Outcome. 

* Additional qualifications in a highly relevant field of study include those comparable to the following levels: 

  • AQF Diploma 
  • AQF Advanced Diploma 
  • AQF Associate Degree or 
  • AQF Graduate Diploma

** Highly relevant paid employment duration (20 hours or more per week): 

One year of post-qualification paid employment (20 hours or more per week) strongly related to the specified occupation at an adequate skill level in the past five years preceding the date of application for a Skills Assessment.

Qualification and Employment Criteria

Qualification

AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree*

* This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.

This occupation requires a qualification in:

  • Audiology
  • Clinical Audiology
  • Audiology Studies

Employment

Important duties include:

  • Testing and determining how much hearing loss a client has using various methods like audiometric tests.
  • Writing reports on test results and referring clients to medical professionals.
  • Suggesting solutions for those with hearing problems, such as hearing aids, implants, medical treatments, or assistive listening devices, and offering programs to improve hearing skills.
  • Offering advice, counseling, and information to clients and their families as part of their treatment.
  • Helping develop and oversee strategies to control noise and conserve hearing.

Employment information

In Australia’s main healthcare system, Audiologists are the main healthcare providers for people with hearing loss and related issues. They work with clients of all ages, from babies to seniors, including those with complex needs. Audiologists are trained to assess hearing and auditory function, balance, tinnitus, auditory processing, and neural function. They do this by conducting diagnostic tests, including advanced tests using electrophysiological methods. 

It’s important to note that Audiometrists are classified separately under ANZSCO code 311299 Medical Technicians nec and are not considered suitable for the Audiologist occupation.

How to apply

1. Find

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2. Match

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3. Prepare

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4. Apply

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