Audiometric Officer Course (5 day)

2019 course dates now available – see below

The Audiometric Officer Course is the industry standard in occupational audiometry in Western Australia.

This course involves “hands on” training, with a strong focus on the practical/clinical and decision-making skills required to conduct accurate audiometry, including in challenging or non-routine testing situations. After training more than 1,000 students over a decade it’s pretty clear to us that turning out graduates who are competent, confident and can operate independently within the WA compensation system takes time and thorough one-on-one coaching. Consequently, this government-approved course is conducted over 5 days.

For training in other states please see our 4-day Occupational Audiometry Course.

 

Where are the skills learned through the Audiometric Officer Course applied?

The skills and knowledge taught in the Audiometric Officer Course are focussed specifically on the requirements of the WorkCover WA noise induced hearing loss legislation. Skills may also be applied in other areas including:

  • In-company audiometric monitoring programs.
  • Pre-employment assessments.
  • Employee health surveillance monitoring programs.
  • Assessments of hearing ability for driving, diving or other requirements.

 

Who would benefit from the Audiometric Officer Course?

  • People employed in occupational health and safety who are seeking the “industry ticket” to perform legislated hearing tests within Western Australia.
  • Anyone seeking an audiometry qualification to assist with a career transition into occupational health & safety.
  • Medical centre personnel interested in adding audiometry to their range of services for adult corporate/industrial customers.
  • People currently practicing audiometry in Western Australia who want to enhance their skills by undertaking training or to obtain a formal qualification.

 

Qualifying as a WorkCover WA Approved Audiometric Officer (AAO) in Western Australia

To become an Approved Audiometric Officer (AAO) with WorkCover WA individuals must:

  1. Graduate from (pass) the 5-day Audiometric Officer Course,
  2. Register with WorkCover WA Online via the WorkCover WA website, and
  3. Successfully complete a WorkCover WA online assessment.

For more information please visit the WorkCover WA website or phone (08) 9388 5538 . 

 

Audiometric Officer Course Fees

The fees for this course are $ 2,915.00 including GST ($ 2,650.00 + $ 265.00 GST) per person.

Payment in full is required to secure a place on the course

 

Audiometric Officer Course Dates

Click here for an editable registration form for 2018 courses.

Follow the instructions in the table below to access the online registration and expression of interest forms. If you need assistance while completing an online form please contact Lynne on 0478 776 039.

NOTE: This is a 5-day course and attendance at all sessions is required (9:00am – 4:30pm)


COURSE DATE

COURSE STATUS

8 – 12 OCTOBER 2018

COURSE COMPLETED

10 – 14 DECEMBER 2018

Course full
Please contact admin@hearingcompany.com.au

4 – 8 FEBRUARY 2019

Open for registrations
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25 – 29 MARCH 2019

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6 – 10 MAY 2019

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1 – 5 JULY 2019

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19 – 23 AUGUST 2019

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14 – 18 OCTOBER 2019

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2 – 6 DECEMBER 2019

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Click to link refresh this pageCourse availability changes regularly. Please refresh the page for current information.

 

Additional information about the course

  1. Courses generally fill (maximum of 10-12 places) several weeks ahead of the start date. Although we endeavour to keep course vacancies up to date on the website we recommend that you contact us prior to registration to confirm availability.
  2. Courses require a minimum number of students to run. If there are insufficient numbers a course will be cancelled. In the event of a cancellation anyone registered will be offered alternative course dates or a full refund.
  3. Customised courses: for companies with a small number of personnel to be trained we can arrange customised courses, usually over 3-4 days and delivered on site at the customer’s premises. Conditions apply. Please contact us if you would like more information.

 

What previous students have said:

“One of the best run courses I have ever attended – knowledgeable presenters and skills coaches. I enjoyed learning about something I had little knowledge of prior to attending.”

Rebecca Morton-Stephens
Director, Kinnect, Western Australia

Read more comments about our course

 

Flexible, in-house course delivery

Along with our public course offering, for organisations with several people to be trained (maximum of 6), we can work with you and your diary to select dates that suit, usually at your workplace. We bring all teaching materials and can provide practice audiometers or use your own equipment. We can also customise course content to match company protocols or other preferences as required.For more information on the Audiometric Officer Course or to discuss how we can fit audiometry training into your busy schedule please contact us.

 

Some of our regular customers…

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Additional services and products to support audiometry practices:

  • EQUIPMENT SALES: audiometers, booths, accessories – View
  • NOISE MEASUREMENTS: WorkCover booth assessments, noise surveys – View
  • EQUIPMENT HIRE: occupational audiometers, tympanometers – View

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** IMPORTANT changes to occupational hearing legislation in Western Australia, 2013.

On 12 January 2013 the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) in WA repealed the legal requirement for companies to have Mine Workers’ Health Surveillance (MWHS) spirometry and audiometry assessments conducted on mine site employees.

Importantly, the WorkCover WA legislation in regard to audiometry HAS NOT CHANGED. That is, employers are still legally required to provide a baseline hearing test for workers exposure to high levels of noise at work.

Download an information sheet: DMP advice re MWHS changes Jan 2013

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