Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation

Qualification Diploma (NRT)
Course number 18273
National Code HLT51307
Training Package HLT07 - Health
Program area Community Services and Health  
Duration (nominal hours) 975
 

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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people who work or want to work as a hearing aid
audiometrist.
 
You will learn to screen for and assess hearing impairment, and to take
appropriate action based on the results of your testing. Such actions could
include referral for further audiological or medical assessment, and the
prescribing and dispensing of hearing aids and other assistive devices
that can assist in hearing rehabilitation excluding cochlear implants and
bone achored hearing aids. Actions could also include working with clients
and their carers in hearing health education programs to maximise the
participation of hearing impaired people in aspects of personal and
community activities that are part of their personal need or aspiration.
 
You will also learn how to contribute to work effectiveness in health care
settings by acquiring skills in infection control, occupational health and
safety, and how to work independently, and as part of a broader hearing
health team. In your preparation for work you will also develop awareness
of the need to maintain confidentiality, and in other ways work within
ethical frameworks that underpin audiometry practice.
 
The Health Training Package (HLT07) identifies six (6) units of competency
from HLT41307 Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment as prerequisite for
entry to this qualification. If you have not already successfully
completed these units of competency prior to enrolment in this course, you
must complete these units, before commencing other units that are part of
this course. Contact the campus prior to enrolment for more information.
 
The nominal duration for this course is 975 hours. Depending on the
electives chosen and the need to complete the six (6) prerequisite units
of competency required by the Training Package, you will participate for
between 630 and 1035 hours.
 
To complete this course, you will need to complete audiometry training in
audiometry practice settings where you will engage with a wide range of
people, including the young, the elderly, and people with communication
difficulties.  

Before you can commence this aspect of the course you must successfully
complete specified units to demonstrate your capacity to engage
appropriately with people who are paying for service in the practice you
are visiting. Before seeking enrolment, interested people are advised to
speak with relevant campus staff about audiometry placement requirements.
 
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
 
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency such as
HLTFA301B Apply first aid, you are advised that to complete the unit you
must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control
bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a
disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life
support skills, you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the
unit of competency.  

REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN WORK PLACEMENT
 
Some or all of the following advice will apply to you, depending on your
course and the type of organisation where you will be undertaking work
placement.  

-  NSW HEALTH WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE
 
National Criminal Record Check
Before you undertake clinical work placement in a NSW Health facility you
will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check (CRC) to obtain a
National Police Certificate, either through a state or territory police
service or through the Australian Federal Police. If you have any criminal
records, you will be subject to a risk assessment and must obtain an
authority to undertake clinical placements from the NSW Health Department
of Health, Corporate Governance and Risk Management Branch.
 
You will only be exempt from undertaking a CRC if you are under 18 years
of age at the commencement of your course.
 
NSW Health Student Undertaking
In addition, you will be required to sign the NSW Health Student
Undertaking, agreeing to notify NSW Health if you are charged or convicted
of any criminal offence after the date of issue of your National Police
Certificate or during the completion of your course.
 
Volunteer/Student Declaration
Before commencing each clinical work placement in a NSW Health facility
you will be required to sign and provide a NSW Commission for Children and
Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration. This form declares that you
are not prohibited from working with children and young people.
 
Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious
Disease NSW Health also requires students to undertake Occupational
Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases. Before
commencing work placement you will have to provide NSW Health with your
Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
 
Please note that these requirements may take several months to complete
and you will be required to pay for your Criminal Record Check screening
and any necessary immunisations.
 
NSW Health Code of Conduct
Finally, before you undertake clinical work placement in a NSW Health
facility, you will be given the NSW Health Code of Conduct and be required
to sign a form stating that you have read and understood it.
 
For more information visit the NSW Health website at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au and type 'clinical placement' in search area.
 
-  AGED CARE WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE
 
National Criminal Record Check
Before you undertake a work placement in a federally funded Aged Care
Facility (or NSW Health facility) you will be required to undertake a
Criminal Record Check (CRC) to obtain a National Police Certificate,
either through a state or territory police service or through the
Australian Federal Police.  

Anyone whose Police Certificate shows that they have been convicted of
murder or sexual assault, or convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for
any other form of assault, is not permitted to work within an aged care
service if they are reasonably likely to have access to care recipients.
For all other types of convictions and work roles, it is up to approved
providers to determine whether the individual is suitable to be hired or
to continue in their current roles.  

Students will only be exempt from undertaking a CRC if they are under the
age of 16 or full-time students under the age of 18 years.
 
Please note that these requirements may take several months to complete
and you will be required to pay for your Criminal Record Check screening
any necessary immunisations.
 
For more information visit the Department of Health and Ageing website at:
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Home
 
-  COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE
 
Volunteer/Student Declaration
Before commencing each work placement where you will come into contact with
children, you will be required to sign and provide a NSW Commission for
Children and Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration. This form
declares that you are not prohibited from working with children and young
people.  

NSW Working with Children Check
Depending on the organisation's work placement policy and procedures, you
may also be required to complete a NSW Working with Children Check.
 
For more information visit the NSW Commission for Children and Young People
website at: http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au
 
-  STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES IN WORK PLACEMENT
 
To help you understand your responsibilities in the workplace, you will be
given a Student Code of Conduct which indicates expected standards of
behaviour in the workplace. Students who have committed a breach of
discipline or who are assessed as presenting a significant risk to
themselves or others during work placement may be prevented from
undertaking or continuing work placement. This may mean they will not
complete the course. If you require any further information talk to your
teacher.  

-  STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT
 
Generally, work placements will only occur after there has been a
reasonable amount of student/teacher contact. Wherever possible, an
assessment event will be undertaken by students to determine work
placement readiness. Based on the evidence provided, the teacher will form
a judgement as to the student's readiness to benefit from workplace
learning and perform workplace duties with:  

- the required level of expertise
- due regard to ethical conduct
- avoidance of behaviour posing an unacceptable level of risk to
  themselves, workplace employer/employees or clients/customers,
  including those in vulnerable circumstances.
 
If you require any further information about any work placement
requirements, talk to your teacher.

Career Opportunities

Hearing aid audiometrist.

Articulation

Learners who successfully complete this program are able to articulate with and
receive credits for relevant units of competency from other qualifications in
the Health Training Package (HLT07). Negotiations with the higher education
sector for articulation from HLT51307 Diploma of Hearing Device Prescription
and Evaluation have been initiated.

Entry Requirements

 To gain entry into HLT51307 Diploma of Hearing Device Precription and Evaluation
a candidate must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or
recognition process, in the following units of competency (or their equivalent)
from HLT41307 Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment:
HLTAU402D Conduct screening hearing tests for industrial hearing loss
HLTAU403D Conduct hearing assessments
HLTFA311A Apply first aid
HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

 

Early Exit Points

 Depending on your choice of electives, you may be eligible to receive:
HLT41307 Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment (18272).

 

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Locations & fees



TAFE NSW fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations. Concessions or exemptions may apply for eligible students.

Year Half Year Fee Annual Fee
2014 $757 $1514


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Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
 
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
 
 
This course reflects the packaging requirements for HLT51307 Diploma of
Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation (Release 2) within the HLT07
Health Training Package, Release 5.1. The rules from HLT07 R5.1 are as
follows:  

13 units of competency are required for award of this qualification,
including: - 9 core units
- 4 elective units
 
A wide range of elective units is available, including:
- Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and
respectful practice
- Other relevant electives listed in HLT51307
- Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the
level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services
Training Packages
- Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of
competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other
relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of
those courses are available on the current National Register or other
public listing.
 
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice
----------------------------------------------------------
All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform
work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers
and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse
backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a
holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification.
Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are
provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.
 
Group A electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful
practice
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the
following electives is recommended:
HLTHIR403C  Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D  Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
people
 
 
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
 
13 units must be completed - 9 compulsory (core) plus 4 electives
 
Group 1 - Core Units
--------------------
All 9 core units must be completed
 
Group 2 - Elective Units
------------------------
This group consists of three (3) subgroups from which learners must
complete four (4) units.
 
Subgroup 1 - Elective Units Listed in HLT51307
----------------------------------------------
This subgroup consists of elective units listed in the Training Package
for this qualification.  Learners may complete a maximum of four (4)
units from this subgroup.
 
Subgroup 2 - Health and Community Services Diploma Units
--------------------------------------------------------
In accordance with the Training Package, learners can select elective units
available at Diploma level or higher in the Health and/or Community
Services Training Packages. This subgroup consists of units from these
Training Packages. Learners who select this subgroup may complete a
maximum of four (4) units from this subgroup.
 
Subgroup 3 - Other Training Pkg/Accredited Courses Units at Diploma Level
or Higher
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
In accordance with the Training Package, learners can import two (2)
elective units at Diploma level or higher from other relevant Training
Packages or accredited courses. This subgroup consists of units from other
endorsed Training Packages. Learners may complete a maximum of two (2)
units from this subgroup.
 
Group 998 - Bridging Group for Entry Requirement Units
------------------------------------------------------------------------
This group contains units of competency identified as Entry Requirements
for the qualification. Students who do not have one or more of the Entry
Requirement units must enter this group and complete the required units to
requirements.
 
The bridging group may be used when students:
* need to complete all the units of competency required for entry
* have completed some and not all of the entry requirements
* have applied for RPL and/or credit for some or all of the entry
requirements.
 
Where the delivery strategy uses the bridging group, Institutes must
ensure that the Entry Requirements are achieved prior to the issuance of
the qualification.  

 
NOTES FOR STUDENTS
------------------
 
1. LEARNER SUPPORT
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
 
2. SELECTION OF ELECTIVES
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
 
3. RECOGNITION
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
 
4. PREREQUISITE UNITS
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to the
Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.
 
Unit         Pre-requisite
HLTIN302B    HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and
procedures  

 

Course Elective Completion:

At least 4 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from group 2

 
Group 1 CORE UNITS
All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCCS416B Assess and provide services for clients with complex needs 50
CHCPROM401C Share health information 40
HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status 90
HLTAU505C Dispense and maintain hearing devices for adults and provide communication counselling 120
HLTAU506B Develop and implement an individual hearing program 70
HLTAU507B Apply hearing device technology 70
HLTAU508B Identify needs for referral 70
HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients 50
HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements 30
 
Group 2 ELECTIVE UNITS
All subgroups must be completed
Only 4 module/units must be completed
Subgroup 1 ELECTIVE UNITS LISTED IN HLT51307
No more than 4 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBCUS301B Deliver and monitor a service to customers 20
BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships 36
BSBINM301A Organise workplace information 20
BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment 40
BSBMKG413A Promote products and services 40
BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development 30
BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness 40
CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people 40
CHCCS427B Facilitate adult learning and development 20
CHCORG611C Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace 75
CHCORG619D Manage quality of organisation's service delivery outcomes 60
CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues 38
CHCPOL403C Undertake research activities 40
CHCPOL505B Manage research activities 50
HLTAU501D Conduct screening hearing tests for children 60
HLTCOM503D Manage a practice 50
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers 30
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 20
HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment 30
HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work 30
HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes 20
HLTWHS501A Manage workplace WHS processes 40
TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment 30
TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes 20
TAEASS402B Assess competence 25
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction 40
TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning 50
TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace 35
 
Subgroup 2 DIPLOMA OR HIGHER UNITS IN HEALTH AND/OR COMMUNITY SERVICES
No more than 4 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate 30
HLTCOM502C Develop professional expertise 40
 
Subgroup 3 OTHER TP/ACCRED COURSES UNITS AT DIPLOMA LEVEL OR HIGHER
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBADM502B Manage meetings 25
BSBMGT502B Manage people performance 50
BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development 60
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness 60
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
 
Group 997 ENRICHMENT
You may choose modules/units from this group but they do not count towards
course completion
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
 
Group 998 BRIDGING GROUP FOR ENTRY REQUIREMENT UNITS
BRIDGING   Your teacher will tell you if you need to do this group.  If you have
been told to do this group you must follow the completion instructions below:-
No more than 6 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTAU402D Conduct screening hearing tests for industrial hearing loss 45
HLTAU403D Conduct hearing assessments 160
HLTFA311A Apply first aid 18
HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health 20
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 20
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes 20
 

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve HLT51307 Diploma of Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation (TAFE
NSW course 18273), learners are required to complete 13 units of competency,
comprising:
 
-  All 9 compulsory (core) units from Group 1
-  4 elective units from Group 2

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