Learn the required skills and knowledge to work in the fast paced role of an operating theatre technician in our health services course.
Theatre technicians are a vital part of the perioperative team who look after patients before, during and after an operation. As a theatre technician, you work closely with the doctors and nurses in the operating theatre. You’re responsible for the patient's safety and comfort while they are in the operating room, as well as setting up and monitoring the technology needed to support the surgeon.
During this health course, you will learn skills to:
Theatre technician roles are physical and fast paced and most technicians in Victorian hospitals work a 4-day week of 10-hour shifts, with 4 weeks holiday a year.
15 Jan 2021 at 02:00PM AEST
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February and August
Full time: 6 months (3 days per week)
The course has the potential to provide practical placement (approximately 40 hours) and will occur either during term 4 or at the end of the course.
Theory will be delivered remotely via MS Teams.
You will be required to attend campus for practical simuation.
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.
After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a position as an operating theatre technician.
You must have:
Prior to attending placement you must have:
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
Successful completion enables you to apply for further training to become a senior theatre technician.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
NOTE: applicants utilising Free-TAFE will still incur a tuition fee of $2,611.70 for the operating theatre technician speciality.
|Free-TAFE or Job Trainer||Government Subsidised Concession||Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$83||$83||$83||$83|
|Retain Course Items||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total Course Estimate||$399||$1,456||$5,684||$17,834|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$399||$1,456||$5,684||$17,834|
Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
Completion of 15 units (including 7 core and 8 electives)
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide an emergency response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
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