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Diploma of Audiometry

  • National Course Code: HLT57415
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT57415-01V01-22OTE-023

Location – TAFE Digital





Course Start Date

30 Jun 2022

Study Commitment

20 Hours per week


2 years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally accredited Diploma in Audiomentry is the perfect course for those who want to enrich the lives of others and improve their hearing. Enabling you to be qualified as a audiometrist working in medical or industrial contexts, this course is your first step to a rewarding career.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Assess and respond to occupational noise risks
  • Conduct hearing assessments to identify hearing impairment
  • Act and provide solutions based on test results
  • Provide first aid and comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Empathy
  • Great communication skills
  • Eagerness to work with people
  • Collaboration and teamwork

Career opportunities:

  • Audiometrist (working in medical or industrial contexts)

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.


To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Great people skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • An interest in health and wellbeing
  • An interest in hearing and communication
  • The ability to work independently with limited direction
  • Intermediate language, literacy and numeracy skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.


Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
Meet NSW Healths - Criminal Record Check requirements;
Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Healths requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:

  1. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:


Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Childrens Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:


Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.



With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you:

  • have a suitably qualified supervisor. You will be required to complete workplace cases that have been supervised by a qualified supervisor to complete this qualification.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to be able to complete assignments and case studies and undertake practical tasks in an audiometry clinic under the supervison of a qualified supervisor.
  • to complete a video conference with TAFE NSW teachers or submit video evidence of tasks for some skills that must be assessed in the workplace

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 17 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 2 years.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

You can also expect to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of online study hours, including independent study, research, practise and assignments.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are well organised and have good time management skills
  • have good digital skills
  • have a good level of literacy
  • expect to be able to work independently on completion of this course

This qualification reflects the role of audiometrists who conduct hearing assessments to identify hearing impairment and take action based on results.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.


This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

Find out more about VET Student Loans (

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
UOS VSL-HLT57415-22OTE-072 UOS VSL-HLT57415 30 Jun 2022 03 Mar 2023 05 Sep 2022 $2,300.00
UOS VSL-HLT57415-22OTE-073 UOS VSL-HLT57415 30 Jun 2022 27 Oct 2023 01 May 2023 $2,300.00
UOS VSL-HLT57415-22OTE-074 UOS VSL-HLT57415 30 Jun 2022 28 Jun 2024 02 Jan 2024 $2,300.00

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCEDU008 Share health information
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAUD001 Assess hearing
HLTAUD004 Develop and implement individual hearing rehabilitation programs
HLTAUD005 Dispense hearing devices
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships
BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBMKG413 Promote products and services
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTAHW061 Engage in community health research
HLTAUD002 Conduct play audiometry
HLTAUD003 Assess and respond to occupational noise risk
HLTAUD006 Remove cerumen

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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