Occupation Profile – Audiologist – (ANZSCO 252711) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleAUDIOLOGIST
ANZSCO Code252711
Occupations in this Group252711 Audiologist
252712 Speech Pathologist (Aus) / Speech Language Therapist (NZ)
DescriptionProvides diagnostic assessment and rehabilitative services related to human hearing defects. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level1
SpecialisationsNone
Occupation ListMedium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
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
Skills Assessment AuthorityVETASSESS
Related Occupations252712 Speech Pathologist (Aus) / Speech Language Therapist (NZ)
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)