New Zealand Diploma in Hearing Therapy Level 6

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.

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).

Learn more about what Hearing Therapy does.


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.

Fee-paying trainees

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 for external trainees is currently under review.

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 Sally Taylor, service and development manager to enquire about the New Zealand Diploma in Hearing Therapy Level 6.