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Ear and Hearing Health

Providing eligible participants specific skills and knowledge to perform ear health examinations and provide basic point of care hearing evaluations.

Course in Ear and Hearing Health

Code: 10630NAT Course Code: 10630NAT
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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
EHHPEH002
Promote, educate and manage ear health
EHHPWR003
Perform wax removal
EHHPEA004
Pediatric ear health assessment

Course delivery

  • One 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 Worker or Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • General Practitioners
  • General Practice Registrars
  • Audiometrists
  • Audiologists
  • Others on application

Student numbers

Groups are capped at 16 students to promote an optimal learning environment.

Terms & conditions

Available workshops

The Course in Ear and Hearing Health requires you to complete a 1 day face-to-face workshop. Below are the current available workshop dates. If you see a workshop date that suits you, click 'Enrol Now'. The 'Enrol Now' button will take you to BenchmarqueIQ, our online learning and assessment platform. Simply log in using your existing details or create a new account, and then follow the prompts to enrol. 

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Course overview

The Course in Ear and Hearing Health is designed to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to safely assess and manage ear health, in relation to a range of conditions, based on detailed knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the auditory system.

Course outline

The Course in Ear and Hearing Health aims to provide eligible students specific skills and knowledge to perform ear health examinations and provide basic point-of-care hearing evaluations.

The course provides knowledge to allow successful students to provide management strategies and understand referral pathways for specialist care in relation to a range of conditions, based on detailed knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the auditory system.

Vocational outcomes include enhanced clinical practice, addition of skills to scope of practice, ear health assessment clinician.

Specialists skills include point of care hearing assessment, otoscopy and wax removal.

Learning outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program, students should have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Assess and determine factors that affect ear and hearing health, assess the client’s physical and pathophysiological auditory status and seek advice where appropriate. The major focus is on physical auditory assessment
  • Provide education, develop management plans, identify and manage hygiene issues regarding ear and hearing health, and provide ongoing management where complex needs regarding ear and hearing health are required
  • Perform wax removal procedures when deemed appropriate and safe
  • Perform ear-health screening assessments on children.
Delivery

Course delivery and assessment for the Course in Ear and Hearing Health includes:

  • One 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 course, students must:

  • Demonstrate competency through realistic skills simulations and oral questioning. ‘What if and how to’ scenarios.
  • Competently complete a written assessment covering essential knowledge and skills.
  • Complete workplace practice.

Workplace observed practice is a mandatory requirement for this course, work place practice must be observed by a peer or suitably qualified clinician.

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 lecture and practical workshop activities involving condition recognition, ear health assessment, monocular otoscopy, digital video otoscopy, and irrigation technique for wax removal. 

Students work with peers in the classroom to conduct simulated examinations as part of the practical skills activities. All irrigation practice and assessments are performed on a mannequin. 

The day focuses on wax removal using irrigation including the legal and consent issues involving ear irrigation. Morning tea and lunch are provided.

Clear and easy to navigate
Very informative course. It was run very well and the online assessment was very clear and easy to navigate. Definitely will recommend to others interested in doing the course.
Ear and Hearing Health Student
Practice Nurse, August 19

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. 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.

Does the course include ear irrigation?

Yes. The Course in Ear and Hearing Health (Course Code 10630NAT) includes a unit of competency covering wax removal. As part of your course you will have the opportunity to learn how to safely perform wax removal using a range of techniques including irrigation.

Does the course include microsuction?

No. Students are not taught how to safely perform wax removal using microsuction.

What is observed practice?

Observed practice is when a student demonstrates within their workplace, skills and knowledge learned as a part of a course or program. The observer’s role is to confirm the transfer of skills to the workplace not to assess competency.

As a Registered Training Organisation, we are required to gather evidence of a student’s ability to transfer skills and knowledge from the classroom environment to the work environment. We use workplace observation as evidence of this transfer.

Do I need a doctor to observe my practice?

No. Whilst a doctor would be an ideal observer, the requirement is that your observer is of equal qualification to you or above. For example, an enrolled nurse cannot observe the work of a registered nurse, but an enrolled nurse can observe the work of another enrolled nurse. This is why we refer to this process as peer observation.

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 Ear and Hearing Health (Course Code 10630NAT). A Statement of Attainment is issued when an individual has completed one or more accredited units.

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