Audiology Australia (AudA), the Australian College of Audiology (ACAud) and the Hearing Aid Audiometrist Society of Australia (HAASA) are the three Practitioner Professional Bodies (PPBs) representing audiologists and/or audiometrists in Australia. The PPBs collaborated to create a uniform Code of Conduct for their members. It is based on the previous Codes of Conduct and Ethics of these organisations and the National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers. The three PPBs maintain the currency of the professions' ethics by periodically reviewing and revising the Code of Conduct every three years - most recently in July 2016. The next review of the Code of Conduct will occur in July 2019.
Click here to read the Code of Conduct which sets the fundamental standards of behaviour and responsibilities that members of these three PPBs must abide to.
- Members of Audiology Australia must display or make available copies of the summary of the Code of Conduct in a manner that makes them easily accessible to clients.
- Members of Audiology Australia should display or make available this summary of the Code of Conduct for Audiology Australia members.
- Members of Audiology Australia and the ACAud should display or make available this summary of the Code of Conduct for joint members.
In order to optimally manage and investigate breaches of the Code of Conduct, AudA and ACAud have implemented a single independent complaints management and resolution procedure for the management of complaints about the professional and ethical conduct of AudA and ACAud members.