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.
16 Oct 2019 at 01:00PM AEST
Full time: 6 months (3 days per week)
The course has the potential to provide practical placement (approximately 40 hours)
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a position as an operating theatre technician.
You must have:
You are required to attend a scheduled information session.
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
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Fee|
|Gov. Subsidised - Standard||$5,048.00|
|Gov. Subsidised - Concession||$3,056.00|
|Full Tuition Fee||$11,198.00|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$155.00|
|Core Skills Support**||$75.00|
|Annual Material Fees||$150.00|
|Retain Course Items***||$150.00|
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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