This one-day workshop provides up-to-date, practical guidance on industry requirements for audiometric surveillance testing in Western Australia.
Surveillance audiometry involves identifying changes in hearing from the baseline and taking appropriate action; test and archive is not enough. Is your company following a recognised surveillance protocol?
Within the WA mining sector there’s renewed focus on surveillance audiometry. Since 2019 the Dept of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has required companies to implement an “ongoing hearing testing program” and “surveillance for health impacts” within a Health and Hygiene Management Plan (HHMP).
Outside mining, audiometric surveillance across all WA industries may soon become the norm. In 2020 the WA government enacted the new Work Health and Safety Act, which is likely to include the requirement for periodic audiometric monitoring.
The Audiometric Surveillance Workshop – WA provides information about current and upcoming requirements for audiometric monitoring. This compact workshop covers the basics of audiometric surveillance, legislative requirements, and hands-on practice in applying industry protocols.
This 1-day program runs from 9.00am – 4.00pm.
Note: We can also present in-company for organisations with a small group of personnel requiring training. Please contact us to discuss your plans.
The Audiometric Surveillance Workshop provides valuable information about current and upcoming requirements for audiometric monitoring in WA.
Participants will be presented with an overview of audiometric surveillance principles, exploration of industry/government requirements, and a survey of the audiogram comparison protocols.
Participants will receive hands-on practice in applying audiogram comparison protocols and exploration of clinical and practical considerations of value to those tasked with the role of comparing audiograms.
The workshop will be of value to individuals within companies generating high levels of noise, or health practitioners providing services to high noise industries.
The information is relevant to those in roles including:
There are no formal pre-requisites for attending this workshop and no pre-course preparation.
Course attendees will receive an Attendance Certificate from The Hearing Company, Australia’s leading occupational audiometry course provider.
The course presenter is Glenn Johnson, an Occupational Audiologist (hearing specialist) with over 20 years’ experience in clinical practice, hearing rehabilitation, teaching, management and consulting. Glenn is Director and Principal Audiologist of The Hearing Company, and during the last 15 years has designed and delivered training in occupational audiometry to over 1,000 students throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
“The course was really informative. I particularly liked the hands-on practice and now feel equipped with a new skill. It will definitely play a significant aspect in my career as a nurse. The course was thorough and informative.”
Mark, Registered Nurse, Perth, WA
“This course allowed me to consolidate the limited theory and practice I previously had. I’m now much clearer and more confident about performing hearing tests from here on.”
Raymond, Occupational Health Nurse, Qld
We supply handouts of key information and practical exercises.
An electronic Attendance Certificate will be emailed to attendees following the workshop.
Overview and requirements
Practice and implementation
Download the ASW workshop brochure for more information.
No, this is an introductory course only. With limited time and content, the workshop content doesn’t achieve full compliance with the rigorous specifications described in Australian Standard 1269.4, Work Health & Safety Regulations or WorkCover WA regulations.
For compliance with Australian Standard AS/NZS1269.4 and state/territory legislation outside WA, please see our 4-day Occupational Audiometry Course.
The following fees are payable should a participant withdraw from the course:
Yes, we accept transfers to another person but only within the same course. Deferring a registration to another course (different dates) is regarded as a cancellation. See previous section.
Yes, students who attend the workshop will be issued with an Attendance Certificate describing the workshop content.
Yes, the Audiometric Surveillance Workshop provides up to 7 hours of tuition, which can be claimed towards CPD requirements.
Yes. We will conduct public courses in Perth or Kalgoorlie depending on demand.
We can also conduct in-company courses for organisations with multiple employees to be trained. This can work out as a cost-effective and efficient way to upskill a team.
Public courses in Perth are usually conducted at The Boulevard in Floreat. Public courses in Kalgoorlie will be conducted at a conference venue in the city.
Onsite courses are also conducted at company premises. Our equipment and teaching personnel are completely portable.
We offer a range of courses focussed on conducting occupational audiometry. These include a half-day workshop on fitting insert earphones (which offer superior external noise reduction) through to 2-day and 4-day courses which offer varying degrees of compliance with workplace audiometry legislation, Australian Standards and industry best practice.
See our range of courses here.
The Hearing Company specialises in supporting audiometry practices with professional training, equipment and advice.