Accreditation of Hearing Service Providers - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you intend to operate as a Hearing Service Provider. Hearing Service Providers are entities (individuals, partnerships, companies or government agencies) which have been accredited and contracted with the Office of Hearing Services to provide hearing rehabilitation services to eligible clients of the Commonwealth Hearing Services Program.

Hearing Service Providers are contractually responsible for establishing and maintaining approved clinics and employing Qualified Practitioners such as audiometrists and audiologists to provide clinical services to clients. They must also ensure that these services are provided in accordance with the Clinical Standards and other contractual requirements set by the Office.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be accredited as a Hearing Service Provider you must:

  • Employ, or be, a Qualified Practitioner approved;
  • Have
experience in providing hearing services;
  • Provide details of the proposed staffing profile and qualifications of the staff;
  • Have the capacity to meet the rules of conduct;

  • Maintain suitable premises and meet permanent/visiting site requirements;
  • Submit the appropriate forms and associated documentation; and
  • Have the capacity to deliver hearing services to specified conditions, as per the Service Provider Contract.

The conditions of accreditation also require you to provide sufficient details of your financial viability.

Entities such as individuals, partnerships, or companies may apply.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Ongoing.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Accreditation of Hearing Service Providers - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Health
Benefits, Services and Sport
Office of Hearing Services

Act(s) name

Hearing Services Administration Act 1997 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Declared Hearing Services Determination 1997 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Health
Benefits, Services and Sport
Office of Hearing Services


Operating address:
1 Atlantic Street
Woden Town Centre
Woden
Australian Capital Territory 2606
Mailing address:
Mail Drop Point 113, GPO Box 9848
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1800500726

Fax:

02 62895443
hearing@health.gov.au

Supporting information

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