Accreditation of Hearing Service Providers - Australian Government

Description

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, an approved qualified practitioner
  • 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
  • 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

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

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

Forms

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

Administering agency

Department of Health

Benefits, Services and Sport

Office of Hearing Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries

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: 1800 500 726
Fax: 02 6289 5443
Email: hearing@health.gov.au