Health Technician Support

Health technicians assist doctors and nurses in the delivery of health care services to patients.  Technicians can specialise in a variety of disciplines including but not limited to sterilisation technicians, pathology collectors, phlebotomists, and anaesthetic technicians. You could be employed in public or private hospital settings, laboratories, clinics or doctor's surgeries.

Course list

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
Free* Half price in 2021 Half price^ Skill sets
* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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National ID: HLT57915
State ID: AWM7
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology

Work alongside anaesthetists preparing and monitoring patients.

Growth in this field continues to be stable and employment rates are high. You'll be equipped to assist in every step of anaesthetic procedures.

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.

Diploma
State ID: AE218
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Skill sets

COVID-19 Collection Skill Set

Demand for workers in the Pathology industry is high - get the skills you need to start your career.

You'll undertake three units of competency to gain entry level skills to work safely in the pathology industry.

The COVID-19 Collection skill set will give you the skills and knowledge required to collect, prepare and dispatch a pathology specimen for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing — a technique used to copy small segments of DNA and to diagnose infections such as COVID-19.

This training will get you job ready for working in hospitals or outpatient clinics, GP clinics and specialist rooms, home collection services and other public and private healthcare settings equip you with the skills and knowledge to. It includes learning to work in compliance with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

The skills you gain are highly transferrable, with PCR used in a number of laboratory and clinical techniques including DNA fingerprinting, detection of bacteria, and diagnosis of genetic disorders. Your skills can also be used for the collection of pathology specimens in anthropological and forensic examination, which could be a pathway into a range of interesting work areas including forensic and criminal sciences.

Skill set
National ID: HLT37215
State ID: AWJ9
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price in 2021

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

Make a difference to people's lives

You'll learn to safely take venous blood and other samples, about how the body works, how to prevent the spread of infection as well as medical terms which you will be able use in any further health related studies you may choose to undertake.

Make a difference to people's lives

Do you want to be a part of the health team that assists clients to recover their health status? You could do this by learning how to collect blood samples and other specimens for testing.

You will gain transferable skills which you will be able use in any further health related studies you may choose to undertake.

This course also provides you with the opportunity to meet many different people and help them to feel at ease during their visit.

Certificate III
State ID: AE219
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Skill sets

Pathology Collection Skill Set

Demand for workers in the Pathology industry is high - get the skills you need to start your career.

You'll undertake three units of competency to gain entry level skills to work safely in the pathology industry.

Would you like to be an important part of a team assisting clients to return to better health?

The Pathology Collection Skill Set, which you will complete under the supervision of a trained phlebotomist, will give you the skills to obtain blood samples from a patient for laboratory testing and get you job ready for working in hospital wards or outpatient clinics, GP clinics and specialist rooms, home collection services and other public and private healthcare settings.

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to perform a pathology collection role, comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures, and be able to identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection. You’ll also learn important communication skills for working in health care or community services.

Skill set
National ID: HLT37015
State ID: AWK3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

An essential support service for the health industry

Help protect patients from infection. During this course you will learn how to clean, inspect, package, sterilise and distribute instruments and equipment for surgical and clinical procedures. You will also learn about infection control and prevention.

An essential support service for the health industry

Did you know that over one quarter of all people admitted to hospital have an operation? Many more have treatments that require sterile equipment to be used. You could assist in ensuring that patients are protected from infection during their care.

Being able to work with others and carry out your work safely is an important part of sterilisation work and is covered in this course.

On completion of your course you will be able to work in a private or public hospital, a clinic or an operating theatre sterile supply department.

 You'll find our proposed part-time timetable here(opens in a new tab)

Certificate III
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