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Audiologist

ANZSCO Code: 252711 / Group A

Audiologists are the health care professionals who diagnose, manage, and treat hearing, balance, or ear problems and rehabilitation programs for people with hearing impairments.
They work in the field of Audiology , which is the science of hearing and balance, which determines the patient’s hearing loss problems and develops plans for the treatment.

Audiologist ANZSCO 252711

Occupation Descriptions

Audiologists are medical experts who diagnose and treat hearing, balance, and other auditory issues using technology, creative problem-solving, and social skills.
People with these problems benefit from the assistance of audiologists in communicating and interacting with their environment. They are responsible for treating patients with ear problems and many other problems related to ears and hearing. With the qualification and years of experience, after the study of each case, they treat and assign plans for the treatments.

Occupations not considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:
The assessment criteria for audiometrists are under ANZSCO 311299 Medical Technicians nec (not elsewhere classified).

Group allocation:

VETASSESS Group A occupation: Audiologist 

This occupation requires qualifications, a bachelor’s degree and a AuD, PhD, or AuD/PhD combination degree assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) or experiences in the related field.

Additionally, candidates must have completed at least one year of post-qualification work at a skill level adequate to the position during the previous five years. Valid documents and certificates with the working experiences are highly demanded. A favorable experience with the training as well as the work necessary for a successful outcome from the skills assessment. 

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Additional qualifications in a highly relevant field of study include 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 work (20 hours or more per week) completed in the five years prior to the application date for a skills assessment, and highly relevant to the specified occupation at a suitable skill level. They are regarded as the relevant workers or professionals according to the experiences they acquire the whole time of learning and working.

Qualification and Employment Criteria

Qualification

This occupation requires a qualification in:

  • AQF Bachelor’s degree or higher degree.
  • Qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.
  • Audiology
  • Clinical Audiology
  • Audiology Studies

Employment 

Highly relevant tasks include:

  • Provide families and clients with information, guidance, and counseling as a component of comprehensive treatment.
  • Writing up test and assessment data and referring patients to medical professionals.
  • Helping to create and oversee plans for hearing preservation and noise reduction.¬†
  • Determining the degree of hearing loss in a client by employing a variety of methods, such as audiometric testing.
  • Determining the degree of hearing loss in a client and implementing artificial hearing machines and equipment.

Employment information 

According to Australia’s primary health care system, professionals migrating to relevant fields are determined as primary health practitioners for people with health issues, hearing, and disorders; they have to deal with every kind of client and patient and fulfill every need they require. Audiologists are employed by hospitals, clinics, schools, colleges, and universities, as well as private firms and companies that make hearing aids. Usually working full-time, they sometimes work weekends and evenings to accommodate their patient’s requirements.

Audiologists are competent to evaluate auditory function and hearing.

Note: Audiometrist is a separate occupation classified under

311299 Medical Technicians nec .

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