Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology

National ID: HLT57915
State ID: AWM7
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

Be part of a vital health care team

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.

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 deliveredover 2 yearsand includes a full time clinical placement in a hospital or clinic, organised by North Metropolitan TAFE.

Gain these skills
  • 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
  • Ordering and maintaining essential supplies
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work closely with other members of the team
  • Able to take direction
  • Show initiative
  • Excellent 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.

Course description

Be part of a vital health care team

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.

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 deliveredover 2 yearsand includes a full time clinical placement in a hospital or clinic, organised by North Metropolitan TAFE.

Gain these skills
  • 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
  • Ordering and maintaining essential supplies
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work closely with other members of the team
  • Able to take direction
  • Show initiative
  • Excellent 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.

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