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Audiometry Screening and Assessment

Designed to provide skills and knowledge for a range of health professionals and others working within Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health.

Audiometry Screening and Assessment Program

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60 hours study
CPD hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

Units of competency

EHHAEH001
Assess ear health
HLTAUD002
Conduct play audiometry

Course delivery

  • Three day face-to-face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • Mandatory third party observed workplace activity
  • Online assessment completed via BenchmarqueIQ

Entry requirements

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers or Health Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • General Practitioners
  • General Practice Registrars
  • Audiometrists
  • Audiologists
  • Others on application

Student numbers

Groups are capped at 12 students to promote an optimal learning environment.

Terms and conditions

 

Course overview

The Audiometry Screening and Assessment Program (ASAP) is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to safely assess and screen the aural health of individuals and groups. 

The fundamental goal of ear health and audiometry screening programs in children is to identify children most likely to have hearing loss that can affect their communication, their development, general health and ability to effectively manage education.

The Audiometry Screening and Assessment Program is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Ear and Hearing Health Assessment Project.

Course outline

The Benchmarque Group has been engaged by the federal Department of Health to deliver a course that will be suitable for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners, nurses, general practitioners and a range of clinicians supporting improvements in ear health. 

The Audiometry Screening and Assessment Program is a three day program and includes lecture and practical workshop activities, involving performing a comprehensive ear examination, performing otoscopy, tympanometry, and audiometry. These activities provide students with the skills to support an increase in the identification of clients in need of further investigation and an increase in the quality of the referral process.

Learning outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the Audiometry Screening and Assessment Program, students should have the ability to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system
  • Perform a comprehensive ear health examination
  • Identify contraindications to proceed with hearing assessment
  • Perform otoscopy
  • Perform tympanometry
  • Perform audiometry
  • Accurately identify a range of conditions of the auditory system
  • Apply a broad knowledge of management strategies to manage a range of middle ear conditions
  • Provide client-centred education to support health promotion
  • Provide basic care and advice in relation to audiometry screening
  • Document the examination findings, procedure and outcome in the client’s history
  • Outline any follow-up required and make appropriate specialist referrals as needed.
Delivery
  • Three day face-to-face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • Mandatory third party observed workplace activity
  • Online assessment completed via BenchmarqueIQ
Pre-reading

No pre-reading

Assessment

To achieve competency in this program, students must:

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge through simulations and oral questioning
  • Competently complete an assessment covering essential knowledge and skills
  • Complete workplace practice.

Workplace observed practice is a mandatory requirement for this course, workplace practice must be observed by a peer or suitably qualified clinician. Students are required to complete 20 audiometry assessments in the workplace under supervision.

All workplace activities must be completed in accordance with work health and safety standards and all other relevant workplace policies and procedures.

 

 

Expectations

The face-to-face workshop involves a lecture and practical workshop activities involving condition recognition, ear health assessment, otoscopy and digital video otoscopy, audiometry hearing assessment, and tympanometry. Students are required to pair up and examine each other’s ears as part of the practical skills activities, the study day focusses on the diagnosis and referral of hearing issues.

A simplified learning journey with BenchmarqueIQ

We are paving the way for innovative and easy online learning through our bespoke online course and assessment platform, BenchmarqueIQ. This online platform represents an intuitive end-to-end solution for managing a student’s learning journey from enrolment to completion. 

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Edit saved answers, review before submitting
Study anywhere, at anytime and on any device
Live student console tracks progress, enrolments and waitlists

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.

How many CPD hours will I achieve for completing this Program?

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.

How long do I have to complete the assessment?

12 Months. The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the BenchmarqueIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 6 months to complete and submit all required assessment activities. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure an assessment is completed on time. At the completion of the 6 month period, students can request up to a maximum of 2 extensions, each extension being for a period of 90 days. If requesting a second extension, the request must be in writing.

What if I cannot complete the assessment in the allocated time?

If the entire 12 month period expires and a final assessment has not been submitted, The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to deem the assessment Not Competent and remove the student from the program.

How many times can I submit my assessment?

If you are deemed Not Yet Competent on your first and second assessment submissions, feedback will be provided. It is very important that you read all the feedback provided. The Assessor will have identified any areas where additional evidence is required or any questions that need to be reviewed and resubmitted. If, after 3 unsuccessful submissions, you are unable to demonstrate competency on your assessment, your assessment will be deemed Not Competent. Feedback will be provided to you and what the possible following steps and outcomes are.

What do I receive at the completion of the Program?

At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the Course in Audiometry Screening and Assessment Program. A Statement of Attainment is issued when an individual has completed one or more accredited units.

Who is providing funding for these programs?

The Audiometry Screening and Assessment Program is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Ear and Hearing Health Assessment Project.

Does the course include ear irrigation?

No, however the Course in Ear and Hearing Health includes a unit of competency covering wax removal.

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