Audiology Australia’s 2021 Annual Report is now available for download.
While Covid-19 has slowed growth and impact for many organisations, AudA has continued to increase its voice, impact, and value for members.
This is reflected in results from the 2020 Member Survey with 85%-member satisfaction and our outstanding 98% membership renewal rate. We’ve also seen a 6% growth in membership with 3,194 members as of 30 June 2021.
Shaping its success and providing a blueprint for continued growth, AudA has continued to deliver its strategic plan. Working across its five key pillars, it has provided audiology with a voice at the policy table, advocated and engaged with and on behalf of its members, and designed new ways to deliver training and professional development opportunities.
Key achievements include:
- $1 million in Australian Government funding to deliver key national projects supporting the Roadmap for Hearing Health, including paediatric audiologist competency standards, teleaudiology guidelines and a regional/remote workforce audit
- 17 policy submissions and 4 position statements setting the standards for our profession and ensuring the membership was heard on a range of key issues including three submissions to the Department of Health’s Review of the Hearing Services Program and three submissions to the NDIA
- 332 speakers, 214 hours of professional development content and over 214.75 CPD points
- A successful pivot to online learning and the launch of CPD Advantage to make it even easier to access training and events
- Launch of the Find an Audiologist tool to support the public find Audiology Australia accredited audiologists
Growth in social media presence and the launch of an Early Career Audiologists Facebook page, to encourage networking and professional engagement amongst audiologists navigating the beginning stages of their careers
For more on AudA’s success and impacts in 2020-21, download the full Annual Report here.