A candidate shall:
- hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma of Hearing Device Prescriptions and Evaluations or Diploma in Audiometry from TAFE; or
- hold an AQF Level 4 Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment from TAFE and concurrent enrolment in the Diploma of Hearing Device Prescriptions and Evaluations or Diploma in Audiometry from TAFE.
The Bachelor of Audiometry aims to provide both academic knowledge and practical training which will equip students with the necessary skills and expertise to pursue a career in Audiometry. This degree is articulated with the Diploma of Hearing Device Prescriptions and Evaluations at TAFE (Diploma in Audiometry) and is the only one of its kind in Australia at the undergraduate level. Students gain vocational training with TAFE and theoretical knowledge in relevant academic areas with UNE.
On completion of the course students will possess an understanding for the broader framework of perception, developmental and physiological psychology, the roles they play in hearing, and appreciate theoretical principles underpinning audiometric assessment and rehabilitation techniques. Students also choose to complement the core knowledge in audiometry and psychology with a biological, linguistic or applied/professional focus. Additional areas can then be covered as determined by the needs of the student.