Work as a remote Audiologist
We recruit Audiologists as casual employees or contractors for 3 to 12 week paid placements.
As a RAHC Audiologist, you will prevent and treat ear health issues in a remote Aboriginal community in the NT.
Your contribution will improve access to quality healthcare. You will help generate opportunities for better hearing, health and education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
RAHC Audiologist role
Having healthy ears helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children connect with language and culture, and engage at school.
RAHC Audiologists work as part of a supportive health service team to prevent, treat and monitor ear disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
You will work with experienced Aboriginal health practitioners, General Practitioners, nurses, drivers and administration staff.
Their remote knowledge will assist and guide you to provide culturally safe care for children and their families.
What you can expect as a RAHC Audiologist
We’ll take care of the arrangements for your placement. Throughout the process, we’ll talk to you and the health service you will join.
As you transition to a remote setting, we provide cultural orientation and ongoing support so you can concentrate on providing a quality ear health care service to the community.
As an urban-based audiologist, you already have the skills to work in a remote community. But the health issues you work with in remote communities might be different to those in urban and rural areas.
You can expect to expand your skills and knowledge. You will have plenty of resources to support your new experiences, including the RAHC eLearning program.
So you can transition smoothly, we will provide:
- free online training valid for CPD with ACRRM
- 24/7 support
- information about the community where your placement is, and logistical information about travelling to, living and working there.
Eligibility to apply
Remote health services select RAHC Audiologists based on their local healthcare needs.
For this to happen, you must first become credentialed with RAHC. This means you send us the below information when you apply, and we provide this to an external expert.
They will certify that you have the experience needed for a RAHC placement.
Once you’re credentialed, you can respond to EOIs (expressions of interest) for placements. Our workforce coordinators send these out.
We send your EOI responses to the remote health service, and they may select you for a placement.
Becoming credentialed doesn’t guarantee a placement. It only gives you access to EOIs for upcoming placements.
Respond to EOI requests every time you want to do a placement. You can do more than one placement this way.
To help with the credentialing process, have these things ready when you apply to be a RAHC Audiologist.
Employment and education
- Masters of Audiology or equivalent.
- Current membership of Audiology Australia.
- At least two years relevant clinical experience including one year of paediatric clinical experience.
- A statement of service showing at least 250 hours of relevant clinical experience in the last 12 months.
- 20 hours of relevant Continuous Professional Development (CPD) within the past 12 months, compliant with the requirements of Audiology Australia CPD guidelines. As evidence, we recommend either:
- a current Audiology Australia Accredited Audiologist Certificate
- an equivalent certificate from an Australian approved audiological professional body)
- Current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) completed in the past year, including the practical and theoretical components.
- Current professional indemnity insurance.
- Two professional references from Audiologists who can attest to your recent clinical experience including one from a Senior Audiologist or Hearing Services Manager.
Proof of identity
- Copies of your:
- current, unrestricted driver’s licence (if you don’t have one, you must provide your passport and birth certificate)
- current Australian or New Zealand passport or full birth certificate.
- A colour passport style photo for your RAHC ID card.
- If applicable, evidence of name changes.
- If not an Australian Citizen – evidence of permanent residency.
Working with Children clearance application
You must have a Working with Children (WWC) clearance or exemption to work in the NT. The process takes 4 to 6 weeks, and must be done before your placement.
Apply through SAFE NT Online Services.
We’ll reimburse the application fee on your first placement when you give us your WWC clearance notice number.
Providing such an audiology service to remote communities is vital. The most rewarding aspects of my work with RAHC are meeting the children and carers and then seeing the results of a visit.
Both the RAHC team and Top End NT Hearing are a pleasure to work with. I have already accepted another placement. Thank you for asking for my feedback and for your care and consideration at all stages of this placement.
Such a challenging time to be arranging logistics for travel and [COVID-19] compliance.
It was handled as well as can be expected with the ongoing changes to requirements. I felt valued and treated as a real person by the RAHC team and by the HP team. My needs were understood and met as per best available resources. This supported my wellbeing during placement, mental as well as physical. Having 24/7 contact persons was invaluable when working away from usual support systems. Thanks.
[I have] loved each placement I have been on. [I] will definitely go on another again.