Registered HAASA Audiometrists attend the TAFE NSW School of Biological Sciences at the Sydney Institute of Technology (SIT) or The Open Training and Education Network (OTEN). The Diploma of Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation or the Certificate IV (pre 2009) is a two (2) year course followed by a further minimum of two (2) years training with a registered member of the society.
Many Audiometrists have elected to provide services to eligible Commonwealth Hearing Services recipients under the Commonwealth Government's Department of Health and Ageing programme. To be accredited with the Commonwealth Hearing Services and be a Full Member of the Society, Audiometrists must undergo examination of both their practical and theoretical skills and knowledge.
They then undertake to abide by the rigorous Standards of Practice, Rules of Conduct and Ethical Standards set down by the Hearing Aid Audiology Society of Australia Limited. A programme of Continuing Professional Education Development (CPED) must be undertaken and achieved over a set period of time in order to meet the requirements of membership of the Hearing Aid Audiology Society Australia Limited.
HAASA members are dedicated to upholding the highest possible standards of practice to ensure quality hearing health care into the future. Members of HAASA are hearing aid Audiometrists who have met the requirements and standards established by the Society. HAASA members provide hearing tests, guidance in the selection of appropriate hearing aids, fitting, and the latest in computer software programming. Further counselling and rehabilitation is then offered to the client as required.
HAASA members are required to maintain their professional competency through Continuing Professional Education Development (CPED) programs. These standards provide assurance to the general public that HAASA members are committed to maintaining a high standard of professional competency. As a condition of membership, HAASA members must pledge to abide by the society's code of ethics.
The code sets standards of professional integrity and practice which take into account patient/client relationships and guidelines for colleagues and the general public. Adherence to these standards is expected and violation of any of the standards requires the member be subject to removal from the society.