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 18 months and includes a full time clinical placement in a hospital or clinic, organised by North Metropolitan TAFE.
- 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
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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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(opens in a new tab) is available if you think you need help preparing for the BKSB literacy and numeracy assessment.
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.
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
Study options and next steps
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Semester 2, 2021
Mount Lawley - On Campus
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Half price fees
The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above. Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.
Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types. They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students. Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.
Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T 1300 300 822