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HLT57915 Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology

National ID: HLT57915 | State ID: AWM7

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. 

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 2 years and 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

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Entrance Requirements


Important information

Job opportunities

How to apply

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

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

Important information

North Metropolitan TAFE  recently undertook extensive industry consultation with hospitals in the Perth 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.

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 



How to apply
On campus (full-time)

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Other study types

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Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

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Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 2, 2019

Mount Lawley - On Campus


Fees and charges


Duration 4 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Mount Lawley
How On campus
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Page last updated February 10, 2020