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Clinical Issues in Audiometry Nursing
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This unit of study is designed for nurses working in the audiometry setting. The focus of this unit of study is on integration of theory to practice and the competencies required to work as an audiometry nurse. Concepts covered includes communication, professional standards, patient education and hearing promotion. This unit of study involves the completion of 90 theoretical hours in the DE mode and 60 hours of clinical practice.

Clinical Issues in Audiometry Nursing
Unit of study code 242
Availability Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing

*The single unit of study would not be offered as part of the Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing from January 2023 onwards

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite 241 – Audiometry Nursing
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 4
Clinical placement information There is a compulsory 60 hours clinical placement for this unit of study.

Anyone applying for an ACN course that includes a clinical placement must provide evidence of compliance documents at the time of application.

Applications for enrolment will not be progressed until all relevant documentation has been received by customer services.

Each Australian state and territory has its own clinical placement documentation requirements. Please view our clinical placement information page, then click on the tab for your particular state or territory for information on specific requirements.

Individual placement providers may need additional documentation. If you are required to provide this then you will be contacted by the clinical placement officer following enrolment.

ACN negotiates with health care facilities to secure clinical placements. ACN will make every effort to secure clinical placements within the timeframe indicated in the course outline, however applicants are advised that provision and location of clinical placements is dependent on the availability of placements within the health facility.

As placements are difficult to secure, once confirmed these cannot be negotiated unless there is unforeseen extenuating circumstances. Applicants are not to arrange their own clinical placements with a clinical facility under any circumstances. ACN reserves the right to change clinical placements if necessary.

Prescribed texts Kramer, S & Brown DK 2018, Audiology: Science to Practice, Plural Publishing Inc, San Diego.
Co-ordinated by Linlin Ho
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program


After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Communication a) use effective communication throughout a hearing assessment Assessment 1: Online discussions x2 10% 3, 8
Theme 2: Health promotion b) discuss hearing health promotion strategies Assessment 2: Essay (2,000 words) 40% 6
Theme 3: Reporting c) conduct comprehensive hearing assessments including clients with complex needs Assessment 3: Clinical skills assessment and reflection (2,500 words) 50% 10
Theme 4: Case management d) record, interpret and report results appropriately
Theme 5: Teamwork e) discuss case management strategies and the consultation processes used with clients and / or carers
Theme 6: Clinical skills f) describe the attributes of an effective multidisciplinary team

g) reflect on your own knowledge, competence and attitudes.

Clinical Issues in Audiometry Nursing (242) is a Tier 4 unit.

Tiers2022 Member price (10% discount)2022 Non-member price2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,133.00$2,370.00$2,196.00$2,440.00
Tier 2$2,434.50$2,705.00$2,506.50$2,785.00
Tier 3$2,862.00$3,180.00$2,947.50$3,275.00
Tier 4$3,420.00$3,800.00$3,523.50$3,915.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.