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Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology

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National ID: HLT57915 | State ID: AWM7

 Be part of a vital health care team

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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 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

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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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.


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Course Overview

WhereMount Lawley

Two years (4 semesters) full-time

WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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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.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.



Core Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Analyse and respond to client health informationHLTAAP003AVB17
Assist with airway managementHLTANA003AVA80
Assist with clinical procedures used in anaesthesiaHLTANA006AVA79
Communicate and work in health or community servicesCHCCOM005AVC29
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresHLTINF001AVA32
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriatelyBSBMED301AUK35
Maintain quality and supply of anaesthetic equipment and consumablesHLTANA005AVA78
Maintain work health and safetyHLTWHS003WG740
Monitor clients during anaesthesiaHLTANA002AVA82
Monitor medications in the anaesthetic environmentHLTANA007AVA77
Prepare clients for anaesthesiaHLTANA001AVA83
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitationHLTAID001WG730
Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCHCPRP003AVB48
Respond to anaesthesia related emergenciesHLTANA004AVA81
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001AVC09

Elective Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Confirm physical health statusHLTAAP002AVB18
Manage personal stressors in the work environmentHLTWHS006AUZ56
How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

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:

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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Available Semester 1
Available Semester 2

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