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Overseas Applicants - Internship

Overseas Applicant Internship Membership Information

Please be advised of the following information in relation to Overseas Clinician Membership Applications with the Australian College of Audiology (ACAud):-

Minimum Requirements for Associate Membership:-

  • To apply for Associate Audiologist Status – Must hold a minimum 4 Year Bachelor Degree in Audiology
  • To apply for Associate Audiometrist Status – Must hold a minimum Diploma in Audiometry

Online Membership Application Process:-

  • Visit http://www.acaud.com.au
  • Click on MEMBERSHIP tab on top site menu
  • Click on JOIN tab under Membership tab
  • Click on Associate Membership
  • Click on Sign Up Button
  • Complete all the fields and upload supporting documentation in required fields (Degrees, Academic Transcripts, Confirmation of Visa Application Approval or VET Assess outcome letter, IELTS - minimum Overall Band score of 7 with no individual element below 6.5)

Application Examination:-

  • All Overseas Membership Applicants must undertake an Application Examination
  • Please contact ACAud to be sent a Monitor Agreement form and Candidate instructions (External Monitor should consist of the following professionals Local Librarian, Local Justice of the Peace, Local Police Officer, Local Rev/Priest).
  • This examination must be completed AND online membership application submitted before Associate Membership application can be processed by ACAud
  • This application examination is a 1.5 hour written examination which consists of both short answer and multiple choice style questions.  This application examination is focused around Hearing Assessment, Hearing Aid Fitting & Hearing Rehabilitation.

Supervision Requirements:-

  • Once Associate Membership has been obtained, Associates are required to undertake a minimum 6 month supervision program with ACAud (supervision table to be advised). Further information and specific supervision requirements will be distributed to applicant once Associate Membership has been obtained.
  • Primary Supervisor (required) - Must have held Full Membership with a PPB (Practitioner Professional Body) for a minimum of 3 Years
    Secondary Supervisor (optional) - Must hold Full Membership with a PPB (Practitioner Professional Body)

    **PPB (Practitioner Professional Body) include ACAud, Audiology Australia & HAASA




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Final Examination Requirements:-

  • Associate Audiologists – Upon completion of minimum 6 month supervision program Associate Audiologists are required to undertake two examinations (one in Audiometry and one in Audiology)
  • Associate Audiometrists – Upon completion of minimum 6 months supervision program Associate Audiometrists are required to undertake one examination (in Audiometry)
  • Once Examination/s has been successfully undertaken Associate status will be upgraded to Full/Ordinary status with ACAud. Once this level of membership is obtained the Member is eligible to apply for a Qualified Practitioner Number from the Office of Hearing Services in Australia. This Qualified Practitioner Number enables the Member to conduct work under the government program in Australia

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:-
Kylie Dicieri (Corporate Administrator, Senior Audiologist) E | acaud@acaud.org P | (07) 3839 1622 M | 0429 357 375