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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.
This course will next be offered in semester 2, 2021.

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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Half price in 2021

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This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative where you'll only pay half the course fees from January until December 2021 capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

Only course fees are half price. You may be required to pay other fees that apply to your course.

Entrance Requirements

Prerequisites

Important information

Job opportunities

How to apply

Fees

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
Prerequisites

Prior to enrolment you will need to undertake a pre-entry assessment, to ensure you have an appropriate numeracy and literacy background.
A BKSB Support Skill Set is available if you think you need help preparing for the BKSB literacy and numeracy assessment.

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. 

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How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

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

Fees

lfls-logo-100x40.pngThis qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees from 1 January to 31 December 2021. The “annual fees cap” means that full-fee paying students will only pay a maximum of $1,200 (plus resource fee) and concession-fee paying students or those aged 15-24 years will only pay up to $400 (plus resource fee).

These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester. 
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2020, students born on or after 1 July 2002 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2020 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees. 
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government 
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.)
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Semester 2, 2020

Mount Lawley - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 4 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Mount Lawley
How On campus
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Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 4 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Mount Lawley
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

Page last updated November 24, 2020