Becoming an Audiometrist Member of the NZAS
NZAS accepts applications from suitably qualified Audiometrists. Currently the most commonly acquired qualification is the TAFE NSW Diploma of Audiometry, which is a 2 year online course.
In this course, through a mix of practical and coursework, you learn how to:
- Assess and respond to occupational noise risks
- Conduct hearing assessments to identify hearing impairment
- Act and provide solutions based on test results
- Provide first aid and comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
See more information on this course here.
Temporary amendment to international membership application process
In light of COVID-19 and the consequent global border closures, international membership applications which have been conditionally accepted for provisional NZAS membership (part 1 accepted) will now be provided with an extension to complete part 2 of the application process.
The time to complete part 2 requirements was 1 year from the date of conditional acceptance. Extensions to this time limit will only be applicable for those currently residing outside of New Zealand. Applicants will still need to complete part 2 of the application process but whilst the borders are closed this time will not be counted. If you have applied for membership and had it conditionally accepted whilst the borders have been closed then your 12 months will start from the date the borders re-open.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to keep abreast of any border or visa changes and to submit their Part 2 in time.
NZAS reserves the right to amend this rule at any time.