Professional Practice Guide

Audiology Australia
is reviewing
the Professional
Practice Standards.

 

Audiology Australia is undertaking a thorough review of the Professional Practice Standards to ensure it is up-to-date and reflects current best practice.

The two parts of the Professional Practice Standards - Part A Practice Operations, and Part B Clinical Standards, have been revised and combined into a new document, the Draft Audiology Australia Professional Practice Guide [the Guide]. The Guide incorporates two main sections: Fundamental Audiology Practice, and Clinical Practice.

The Guide is a resource that has been developed by Audiologists, for Audiologists and audiological practices. It is designed to help audiology practices and clinics deliver safe, high quality health care and embrace continuous quality improvement as good business practice. It has been developed to ensure it reflects current best practice in audiology while remaining flexible to meet individual client requirements and being clinically applicable.  

 

Click here to access the Draft Audiology Australia Professional Practice Guide.

 

Our Working Group has been working for some time on this draft and has sought to make the resource easier to navigate and use in practice. In 2021, it sought feedback from a number of experts on individual domains of the Clinical Standards section. With this valuable input, the previous document has been updated and we are now excited to invite all members to review the draft.

 

Survey now open

Click here to access the survey.

 

The survey closes 9am AEST on Monday 11 July.

Please read the draft Guide, or as a minimum familiarise yourself with the structure of the document, prior to completing the survey. Please also ensure you have access to it as you work through the survey questions. Page numbers in the survey will direct you to the relevant section of the Guide.

You do not need to answer every question in the survey, particularly in the Clinical Practice section in which you can comment on as many of the domains as you choose.

Members are eligible for 1 CPD point under category 3.7 for completing this survey. You can claim this point by entering your details at the end of the survey and we will forward these to our Membership team for processing. Your personal details will be used only for CPD purposes and will not be linked to the survey data you have provided.

 Alternatively, you have the option of completing the survey and remaining anonymous, without accessing the CPD point.

 

Next Steps

Once the survey has closed, the Working Group will consider the feedback and revise the Guide, and will also add a glossary to the document. The Guide will then be submitted to the Audiology Australia Board for approval. Once approved, the updated version will be published on the website.

 

Working Group

The Working Group comprises :

Xiaoyin Shang (Chair)
Rebecca Allnutt
Bec Bennett
Carl Chase
Mona Hemsley
Vesna Maric
Nimi Naran
Jacqui Trethowan
With many thanks also to our previous Chair, Nick Baulderstone

 

Contact

For further information, please contact Georgie Bodman at Audiology Australia via georgie.bodman@audiology.asn.au