Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology

National ID: HLT57915
State ID: AWM7
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

This qualification will equip you to work alongside an anaesthetist undertaking the work tasks required of an anaesthetic technician. This includes preparing patients for anaesthesia and then monitoring them during and after surgery.

You are likely to be exposed to a wide range of surgeries with differing needs as well as to unexpected occurrences and allergic reactions requiring you to respond quickly. You'll be equipped to assist in every step of anaesthetic procedures including:

  • Ordering and maintaining essential supplies
  • Setting up workstations and associated equipment
  • Preparing patients for anaesthesia
  • Monitoring patients during and after anaesthesia
  • Being prepared for unexpected events and allergic reactions where you will need to think and respond and act quickly

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, be able to work closely with other members of the team, take direction and show initiative and problem solving skills.

Please note that prior to enrolment you will need to undertake a pre-entry assessment, to ensure you have an appropriate numeracy and literacy background.

The Diploma course is a very practical, hands-on course, delivered in a face to face classroom format as well as in the simulated anaesthetic technology laboratory. The course is delivered over2 yearsand includes a full time clinical placement in a hospital or clinic, organised by North Metropolitan TAFE.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

North Metropolitan TAFE has currently undertaken extensive industry consultation with hospitals in the metropolitan area. Anaesthetic technicians play a critical role in supporting the anaesthetist and the role requires a wide range of complex skills and extensive knowledge to perform safely and effectively in the workplace.

Following the recent round of industry consultation the industry representatives at the meeting held on 17 November endorsed extending the duration of the qualification to 2 years, effective from January 2018. These changes will apply to all current and future applicants.

Course description

This qualification will equip you to work alongside an anaesthetist undertaking the work tasks required of an anaesthetic technician. This includes preparing patients for anaesthesia and then monitoring them during and after surgery.

You are likely to be exposed to a wide range of surgeries with differing needs as well as to unexpected occurrences and allergic reactions requiring you to respond quickly. You'll be equipped to assist in every step of anaesthetic procedures including:

  • Ordering and maintaining essential supplies
  • Setting up workstations and associated equipment
  • Preparing patients for anaesthesia
  • Monitoring patients during and after anaesthesia
  • Being prepared for unexpected events and allergic reactions where you will need to think and respond and act quickly

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, be able to work closely with other members of the team, take direction and show initiative and problem solving skills.

Please note that prior to enrolment you will need to undertake a pre-entry assessment, to ensure you have an appropriate numeracy and literacy background.

The Diploma course is a very practical, hands-on course, delivered in a face to face classroom format as well as in the simulated anaesthetic technology laboratory. The course is delivered over2 yearsand includes a full time clinical placement in a hospital or clinic, organised by North Metropolitan TAFE.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

North Metropolitan TAFE has currently undertaken extensive industry consultation with hospitals in the metropolitan area. Anaesthetic technicians play a critical role in supporting the anaesthetist and the role requires a wide range of complex skills and extensive knowledge to perform safely and effectively in the workplace.

Following the recent round of industry consultation the industry representatives at the meeting held on 17 November endorsed extending the duration of the qualification to 2 years, effective from January 2018. These changes will apply to all current and future applicants.

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