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Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology

National ID: HLT57915 | State ID: AWM7

 

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

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 over 18 months and includes a 10 -- 12 week full time clinical placement in a hospital or clinic, organised by North Metropolitan TAFE.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Completion of this qualification will provide you with the opportunity to start a career as an anaesthetic technician.

You could start on your career as an anaesthetic technician or anaesthetic paramedical officer once you have completed this Diploma or continue with further studies in health, paramedical or biomedical sciences at university.

Further study opportunities:

University

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Mount Lawley
Duration

3 semesters (18 months) full time

How Full-Time
When Available Semester 2, 2017

Completion of this qualification will provide you with the opportunity to start a career as an anaesthetic technician.

You could start on your career as an anaesthetic technician or anaesthetic paramedical officer once you have completed this Diploma or continue with further studies in health, paramedical or biomedical sciences at university.

Further study opportunities:

University

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.
NOTE up to date fees will be available shortly. Please return to this page or contact us for details

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Analyse and respond to client health information HLTAAP003 AVB17
Assist with airway management HLTANA003 AVA80
Assist with clinical procedures used in anaesthesia HLTANA006 AVA79
Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005 AVC29
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures HLTINF001 AVA32
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301 AUK35
Maintain quality and supply of anaesthetic equipment and consumables HLTANA005 AVA78
Maintain work health and safety HLTWHS003 WG740
Monitor clients during anaesthesia HLTANA002 AVA82
Monitor medications in the anaesthetic environment HLTANA007 AVA77
Prepare clients for anaesthesia HLTANA001 AVA83
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation HLTAID001 WG730
Reflect on and improve own professional practice CHCPRP003 AVB48
Respond to anaesthesia related emergencies HLTANA004 AVA81
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 AVC09

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Confirm physical health status HLTAAP002 AVB18
Manage personal stressors in the work environment HLTWHS006 AUZ56

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

 

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Page last updated June 26, 2017