New Zealand Diploma in Hearing Therapy Level 6
Aural rehabilitation is “any device, procedure, information, interaction, or therapy which lessens the communicative and psychosocial consequences of a hearing loss.” (Mark Ross, Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology, 1997).
Life Unlimited delivers the two-year, part-time New Zealand Diploma in Hearing Therapy Level 6. The programme comprises an intensive initial component of online and face-to-face training including practicum, followed by on-job learning and assessment over an 18-20 month period.
The programme is supported by Careerforce, a recognised Industry Training Organisation for the health, wellbeing and social sectors. You can find the qualification overview on the Careerforce website.
We are currently seeking applications from candidates wanting to receive free training and establish a new career providing aural rehabilitation services to adults with hearing impairment. We have permanent, full time opportunities in Hamilton, Christchurch and Auckland, and a part time (30 hours per week) position available in Wellington. Visit our vacancies page for more information about each role and how to apply.
Training is predominantly competency based, requiring the integration of aural rehabilitation theory with practice.
Download the New Zealand Diploma in Hearing Therapy Level 6 training programme schedule.
This option is available to people who wish to undertake hearing therapy training, but who are not applying to fill an advertised Life Unlimited hearing therapist vacancy.
The course fee is $2970 (currently under review) per year. The fee covers training, tutorials and assessment marking.
Workplace assessment will incur additional costs to cover assessor travel, accommodation and meal costs.
Fee-paying trainees must work a minimum of 20 hours per week in an approved workplace providing aural rehabilitation services to clients.
There are no fee-paying training places available in 2018.
Email training coordinator Trish Carraher at to enquire about the New Zealand Diploma in Hearing Therapy Level 6.