Becoming an Audiologist Member
You can become an Audiologist member of the NZAS as a NZ graduate with a Masters Degree in Audiology, or as a graduate from overseas with a degree or degrees that are established to be equivalent to the NZ Masters degree by the NZAS Overseas Candidate Review Panel.
New Zealand Graduates
A graduate of a NZAS-endorsed Masters of Audiology programme in New Zealand should complete the Application for Provisional Membership – NZ Graduate. This application requires documentation supporting completion of all course requirements – this may include signed confirmation by the Audiology Programme Head of Department or a certified copy of the degree.
If an individual completed their audiology qualification outside of New Zealand, there are two pathways to become a Provisional Audiologist member of NZAS:
- Overseas Recognition Pathway, or
- Rest of World Pathway.
There is one application form for both pathways, so an applicant completes all sections relevant to them.
To apply to be a Provisional Audiologist member of NZAS, an applicant must have an audiology-related qualification which is academically equivalent to the NZAS-endorsed Masters of Audiology (MAud) programme in New Zealand.
The current criteria requires that the audiology qualification includes minimum post-graduate level study in audiology, coursework that covers similar topics to the New Zealand MAud degree, and at least 200 hours of supervised clinical practice. You will need to provide evidence in your application that confirms this, including transcripts, course descriptions (commonly found in course handbooks), and evidence of clinical hours.
An applicant who has completed their audiology qualification in a country other than New Zealand, Australia, Canada or the USA, must provide evidence that they have met one of the following criteria:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic with a score greater than or equal to 7.5 in Speaking, 7.5 in Listening, 7.0 in Writing, 7.0 in Reading and an average score of 7.5 or higher.
- TOEFL (iBT) with a score greater than or equal to 26 in Speaking, 26 in Listening, 24 in Writing and 22 in Reading
- Completion of an Accredited Audiology qualification where the medium of instruction was English AND a current CCC/Practicing Licence from Australia, Canada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, or United States of America.
NZAS Audiometrists wanting to become Audiologists
There is a specific membership pathway for Audiometrist members who have gone on to attain a NZ Masters Degree.
This pathway applies to any NZAS Audiometrist who wishes to apply for Provisional Audiologist membership after completion of Masters of Audiology degree at the University of Canterbury or University of Auckland.
Modifications apply to supervision and assessment requirements of the Standard Pathway Audiologist CCC programme for those NZAS Audiometrist members who have recency of practice.
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