Careers and Education

Careers and Education

Education Statement

Current Education Requirements for Neurophysiology Health Workers in Australia

as at October 2019

Currently there is no compulsory education requirements for Neurophysiology Health Professionals in Australia.

Workplaces vary with their requirements for employment.  Most Neurophysiology Health Professionals in the public health sector are now required to have a Bachelor of Science with a human anatomy and physiology component.  Practical training is generally provided by the workplace (if you are employed as a Trainee/New Graduate/similar).  A workplace may expect you to complete formal post graduate studies in clinical neurophysiology at one of the universities offering this.  A number of universities offer neurophysiology content in their Master of Science of Biomedical Science Courses.

Central Queensland University offers a Bachelor of Medical Science (Clinical Measurement) which incorporates Clinical Neurophysiology into their Undergraduate degree.

ANTA Inc. now offers the Competency Skills Assessment Tools:  Perform EEG (Basic) and is available to members and non members from Octiober 2019.  This will provided the candidate with appropriate practical competence recognition as is required for Accredited Membership of ANTA Inc.  See Guideline for Competency Skills Assessment Tools: Perform EEG (basic) on the ANTA Inc. Website under Careers and Education.

ANTA Inc’s Suggested Training Pathway for Clinical Neurophysiology Technologists/Scientists can be found on the ANTA Inc website under Careers and Education.

Current Neurophysiology Educational Opportunities within Australia as at October 2019. 

Please note:  The lists below are of courses that ANTA has had the opportunity to review.  There are numerous other undergraduate and post graduate courses that may also be suitable.

University Undergraduate Studies

Central Queensland University – Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Clinical Measurement)

Theoretical undergraduate course that provides Clinical Neurophysiology theory and opportunity for student placement in Clinical Neurophysiology.

https://www.cqu.edu.au/courses-and-programs/study-areas/health/undergraduate/bachelor-of-medical-science-specialisation

 

University Post Graduate Studies

University of Sydney – Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma/Master of Science in Clinical Neurophysiology

Theoretical post graduate course that provides more advanced Clinical Neurophysiology.

http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/study/postgraduate/clinical_neurophysiology.php

 

Practical Competence Studies/Assessment

ACT Health Work Based Transition to Practice Program

*ANTA Inc Practical Competence Endorsed

Program that provides theory, assessments (theoretical and practical competence) and structure for the New Graduate 12 month practical training year.

http://www.health.act.gov.au/our-services/medical-services/neurology

 

ANTA Inc Competency Skills Assessment Tools:  Perform EEG (Basic) to be available from October 2019.

This is a competency assessment only.  Self-learning in the workplace is required.

 

Suggested Training Pathway

 

ANTA Suggested Training Pathway

 

 

Frequently asked questions

What is the ANTA Suggested Training Pathway?

 

ANTA Suggested Training Pathway

What education opportunites are currently available in Australia?

 

Current Neurophysiology Educational Opportunities within Australia as at March 2019. 

University Undergraduate Studies

Central Queensland University – Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Clinical Investigation)

Theoretical undergraduate course that provides Clinical Neurophysiology theory and opportunity for student placement in Clinical Neurophysiology.

https://www.cqu.edu.au/courses-and-programs/study-areas/health/undergraduate/bachelor-of-medical-science-specialisation

 

Charles Sturt University – Bachelor of Medical Science (Clinical Physiology)

Theoretical undergraduate course that provides Clinical Neurophysiology theory and opportunity for student placement in Clinical Neurophysiology.

http://www.csu.edu.au/courses/bachelor-medical-science

 

University Post Graduate Studies

Sydney University – Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma/Masters Clinical Neurophysiology

Theoretical post graduate course that provides more advanced Clinical Neurophysiology.

http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/study/postgraduate/clinical_neurophysiology.php

 

Practical Competence Studies/Assessment

ACT Health Work Based Transition to Practice Program

*ANTA Inc Practical Competence Endorsed

Program that provides theory, assessments (theoretical and practical competence) and structure for the New Graduate 12 month practical training year.

http://www.health.act.gov.au/our-services/medical-services/neurology

 

ANTA Inc Competency Skills Assessment Tools:  Perform EEG (Basic) to be available Mid 2019.

This is a competency assessment only.  Self-learning in the workplace is required.

 

What are the requirements for working in Australia?

Workplaces vary with their requirements for employment. There are no formal registration requirements in Australia.

Prospective employers will advise you of the training and qualifications they require.

Employment vacancies are advertised on the ANTA website or through other employment advertising avenues.

What can I expect to earn in Australia?

 

Pay and conditions vary between Australian states and employers and also between the public and private sectors.