AUDIOLOGIST -ANZSCO :252711

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ANZSCO 252711: AUDIOLOGIST


Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 25 - Health Professionals | Minor Group: 252 - Health Therapy Professionals | Unit Group: 2527 - Audiologists and Speech Pathologists Therapists

Description: Provides diagnostic assessment and rehabilitative services related to human hearing defects.

Skill Level 1 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

UNIT GROUP 2527: AUDIOLOGISTS AND SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS THERAPISTS


Description: Provide diagnostic assessment and rehabilitation services related to human hearing defects, and assess and treat people with communication disorders and physical problems associated with eating and swallowing.

Skill Level: Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks
  • administering and interpreting a wide range of audiometric tests to determine hearing efficiency and locate sites of detected hearing problems
  • interpreting audiometric test results alongside other medical, social and behavioural diagnostic data
  • evaluating total response pattern and acoustic tests to distinguish between organic and non-organic hearing loss
  • planning, directing and participating in counselling, speech reading and other rehabilitation programs
  • prescribing appropriate hearing aids and instructing patients in use
  • administering tests and observing patients to determine nature and extent of disorders
  • planning and conducting programs of remedial exercise to correct disorders such as stuttering and abnormal articulation
  • administering individual and group therapy for rehabilitation of patients with communication problems caused by defective hearing, cerebral palsy, surgery and injury
  • advising on treatment for children with difficulties in learning to speak
  • counselling and guiding language-handicapped individuals, their families, teachers and employers
Other occupations in this Unit Group
  • 252712 - Speech Pathologist