Australian Government - Department of Health - Office of Hearing Services
Hearing Services Program

How to become a contracted service provider

A business wanting to provide hearing services to clients under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program (program) must first be accredited.

The accreditation process is currently outlined under the Hearing Services Providers Accreditation Scheme 1997 (the scheme) legislation.

On 1 October 2019, the current Hearing Services Program subordinate legislation, including the Hearing Services Providers Accreditation Scheme 1997 will sunset. The subordinate legislation has been reviewed in consultation with stakeholders and a consolidated, single legislative instrument is currently being considered by government.

The proposed legislation incorporates a revised accreditation scheme with a streamlined approach to accrediting entities to provide services under the program. This streamlined approach is designed to not only better address the current risks faced by the program, but also to create an easier application process.

To facilitate the transition to the new legislation, the program will not be accepting any applications under the current legislation after 31 July 2019. Applications under the new legislation will be accepted as of 1 October 2019. For more information email hearing@health.gov.au.

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