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You have selected Ears which means you have the option to start your Ear Health learning pathway! The Ear Health learning pathway starts by building your base knowledge with the nationally-accredited online program, Foundations of Ear Health (level 1). You can then continue on with 4 more nationally-accredited Courses (level 2) - options are dependent on your current qualifications, and topics include the ear and hearing health (including wax removal), otitis media, tympanometry and microsuction. Once you hit ‘apply now’ from any of the individual course pages below, you can bundle as many courses as you like. Happy learning!

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Ear Canal Micro Suction

The Course in Ear Canal Micro Suction is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to provide management strategies, recognise complications and risks associated with microsuction.

Ear Canal Micro Suction

Code: 10636NAT Course Code: 10636NAT
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Pathway

Students need to complete Foundations of Ear Health Program prior to entry to this course.

The pathway includes two levels that students complete in sequence:

  1. Level 1: Foundations of Ear Health (Foundational online-only learning)
  2. Level 2: Course in Ear Canal Micro Suction, includes online learning, workshop and workplace activities.

On successful completion of this course, students can choose from further level 2 nationally-accredited Courses - options are dependent on your current qualifications, and topics include ear and hearing health (including wax removal), otitis media and tympanometry.

Foundations of Ear Health
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$145 inc GST
per student
15 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.

Ear Canal Micro Suction
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Code: 10636NAT
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Online + Workshop
Course brochure
$325 inc GST
per student
15 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.

Key Information

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15 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.

Suitable Professions

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health
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Nurses
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General Practitioners
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Allied Health Workers

Course delivery

  • Half day face to face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • Workplace observed practice
  • Online assessment completed via accessIQ.

Please note, all online learning assessments from level 1 (Foundations of Ear Health) need to be completed before you are able to book a workshop date.

Entry requirements

Entrants to the Course in Ear Canal Micro Suction must provide evidence of a relevant professional role. Relevant roles would include:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Allied Health Professionals E.g. Audiologists
  • General Practitioners
  • Other qualifications may apply, but would need to demonstrate relevant workplace capability.

Entrants should have:

  • A minimum of six months’ employment or experience working with clients in a clinical environment
  • High language, literacy and numeracy levels. Sufficient to interpret medical documents/referrals/requests and write medical notes and reports.

Benchmarque Group Specific Requirements

Students must hold the unit EHHPEH002 Promote, educate and manage ear health unit from the Foundations of Ear Health Program. 

Student numbers

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

Terms & conditions

Available workshops

The Course in Ear Canal Micro Suction requires you to complete a half day face-to-face workshop. Below are the current available workshop dates. The 'Apply Now' button will take you to accessIQ, 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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MAROOCHYDORE QLD
Maroochy RSL, Maroochydore
11 May 20218:45AM - 1:00PM
ROYSTON PARK SA
AMPHEaT (Health Education and Training), Royston Park
05 August 20218:45AM - 1:00PM
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Course overview

The Course in Ear Canal Micro Suction is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to provide management strategies, recognise complications and risks associated with microsuction and identify referral pathways for specialist care in relation to a range of conditions associated with microsuction, based on detailed pre-requisite knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the auditory system.

Course outline

The Course in Ear Canal Micro Suction is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to provide management strategies, recognise complications and risks associated with microsuction and identify referral pathways for specialist care in relation to a range of conditions associated with microsuction, based on detailed pre-requisite 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 clinical skills.

Specialist skills:

  • Point of care hearing assessment
  • Otoscopy
  • Wax removal by microsuction.
Learning outcomes

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

  • Assess and determine factors that affect ear and hearing health in relation to microsuction, assess the client’s physical and pathophysiological auditory status and seek advice where appropriate
  • Perform ear canal micro suctioning procedures when deemed appropriate and safe.
Delivery
  • Half day face to face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • Workplace observed practice
  • Online assessment completed via accessIQ.
Assessment

To achieve competency students must demonstrate successful completion of:

  • Written assessment covering essential knowledge and skills
  • Realistic skills simulations and oral questioning in the classroom including ‘What if and how to’ scenarios
  • Workplace observed practice.

Workplace observed practice is a mandatory requirement for this course, workplace practice must be observed by a medical practitioner, practice manager or practice nurse that performs the identified workplace tasks as part of their role.

All workplace activities must be completed in accordance with work health and safety.

Units of competency

EMSPMS001 Perform ear canal micro suction

Workplace Activities

For more information on the workplace activities please click here

What to expect

The face-to-face workshop involves lecture and practical workshop activities involving condition recognition, ear health assessment, monocular otoscopy, digital video otoscopy, and micro suction technique for wax removal.

 Students work with peers in the classroom to conduct simulated examinations as part of the practical skills activities. All microsuction practice and assessments are performed on a mannequin. The workshop focuses on wax removal using micro suction including the legal and consent issues involving micro suction.

What we expect

Students enrolled in The Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:

  • Display a commitment to learning and to achieving success
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning, behaviour and decisions
  • Actively participate in all workshop activities and learning experiences
  • Attend all scheduled sessions and be punctual at all times
  • Complete all online assessments and workplace practice activities
  • Work in harmony and respect the rights and opinions of staff and other students
  • Treat others as they themselves would like to be treated
  • Use acceptable language at all times.
Online learning management system

A simplified learning journey with accessIQ

We are paving the way for innovative and easy online learning through our bespoke online course and assessment platform, accessIQ. 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. Within the accessIQ 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 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 Canal Micro Suction (Course Code 10636NAT). A Statement of Attainment is issued when an individual has completed one or more accredited units.

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