Becoming an Audiometrist Member of the NZAS
NZAS accepts applications from suitably qualified Audiometrists (see Membership Qualifications and Pathway Policy), which includes:
- A TAFE Diploma (Australia) in Audiometry, or
- Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Hearing Aid Dispenser (United Kingdom), or
- A qualification that has been verified and deemed by the Executive Council to be, at a minimum, academically equivalent to the TAFE Diploma in Audiometry or HCPC Hearing Aid Dispenser registration.
Alternatively, an individual may apply to be an Audiometrist member when their audiology qualification is not deemed to be academically equivalent to a New Zealand Master of Audiology.
All overseas-qualified applicants must have their qualifications reviewed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to confirm the level of qualification, unless the qualification is listed below as having previously been assessed. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com prior to proceeding.
All overseas-qualified applicants, irrespective of the NZQA assessment, must have their qualification verified to ensure that the individual completed the qualification stated. This verification is undertaken by DoubleCheck NZ.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF OVERSEAS APPLICATIONS BEING RECEIVED, CURRENT PART 1 PROCESSING TIME IS 2-3 MONTHS.
Audiometrist CCC Process
The Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) is recognised by the New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS) as the benchmark for undertaking independent1 clinical practice of audiology and audiometry in New Zealand.
To be eligible to register for the CCC programme, you must first be a provisional audiometrist or audiologist.
Once the CCC has been successfully obtained, an audiometrist can become a Member of the New Zealand Audiological Society with full voting rights and can use the honorific ‘Audiometrist MNZAS’.
To maintain membership with NZAS, an audiometrist member must have regular mentoring, accrue the required Continuing Education Points (CEP), and hold an Annual Practising Certificate (APC). More information regarding the CEP policy and mentoring requirements, can be found on the NZAS website and in the Audiometrist Member Requirements Handbook.